The Pensions Regulator (TPR) was made aware of 1,139 notifiable events from defined benefit (DB) schemes in the 2017/18 financial year, up 28% from 2016/17.
In another four cases, the watchdog launched an inquiry as to whether there was a basis for enforcement action, while two investigations for breaches resulted in combined fines of £400. The figures...
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.
A “legitimate debate and discussion” is needed over future auto-enrolment (AE) contribution rates, says Guy Opperman, and that could take place next year.
Julian Mund writes about planning for the future and the four challenges he sees for the pension industry over the next five years.