The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has replaced three trustees who were deemed to be under the control of "shadow trustee" David Austin in a suspected £14m fraud.
The watchdog said it believed the trustees - Alan Barratt, Susan Dalton and Julie Hanson - had misappropriated funds and exercised poor trustee governance in relation to 17 schemes. Publishing details...
The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) strengthened powers under the Pension Schemes Bill could lead to a revival of its clearance process, according to advisers and lawyers.
The long-debated Pension Schemes Bill has received parliamentary approval, guaranteeing its place on the statute book.
Some £20.1bn of defined benefit (DB) pensions were advised to transfer between 2018 and 2020, while £10.2bn were recommended not to transfer, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) data reveals.
Pension trustees will have much more involvement in business discussions and corporates will need to think more about pensions when the watchdog’s increased powers come into force, LCP says.
Mediation has been under-utilised historically as a means of dispute resolution in this area. Mark Blyth and Geoff Egerton think this is going to change.