In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know how you would rate Guy Opperman's performance as pensions and financial inclusion minister after his first year in the post, and whether you believe geopolitical risk will increase or decrease over the next six months.
Also, we ask whether more pension schemes should undertake bulk enhanced transfer value (ETV) exercises, and if HM Revenue & Customs should discontinue emergency tax codes for lump sum pension withdrawals....
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has urged the government to tackle social care reform and to support alternative structures, such as collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes, to rebalance the risks facing individuals.
The former restructuring advisory and employer covenant business of KPMG has rebranded and launched as Interpath Advisory.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has welcomed the government’s intention to extend the scope of the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
This week’s top stories included the FRC issuing a £65,000 penalty and severe reprimand against Richard Jones over previous advice to Guinness Peat Group, and news of Emma Douglas’ departure from LGIM.
The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has voted unanimously to hold its key interest rate at 0.1%, with the central bank now forecasting a stronger outlook for GDP growth and inflation.