Proposals for a credit rating override in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy framework could create an uneven playing field and significantly increase levies for big firms, warns Towers Watson.
In a consultation on the levy, which closes today, the lifeboat fund put forward the option of using credit rating agency (CRA) scores where available, instead of its bespoke model. The PPF said this...
Members of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) have given a green light to changes to the trade body's constitution and articles of association.
The newly-appointed chairman of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has pledged to "open up" the organisation in a bid to improve policy development.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has suggested its forthcoming white paper on defined benefit (DB) provision will only show the direction of travel on consolidation, rather give than a definitive answer.
A raft of consultations and draft regulations will greet the industry over the coming weeks and months, the pensions and financial inclusion minister confirms.