The government has decided to scrap its plans to create a market for secondary annuities.
In a statement released on 18 October explaining the U-turn, the government said: "It has become clear that creating the conditions to allow a competitive market to emerge could not be balanced with sufficient...
The sponsoring employers of the UK’s largest pension schemes may have to put an additional £40-£45bn into their schemes over the next decade, Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) warns.
Caroline Kurup explores the latest TPR guidance on superfund transfers and what scheme trustees should be considering
Pension scheme trustees and sponsors should only seek to transfer members’ benefits to a defined benefit (DB) consolidator if there is no “realistic prospect of buyout in the foreseeable future”, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) says.
Guy Opperman says two page, simpler statements as well as an annual ‘season’ in which to issue them could be transformative steps for the UK pensions industry
A second pensions bill is likely during the “life of this parliament”, according to pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman.