Top stories on PP online this week include the merger of Just Retirement and Partnership, the rejection of upfront tax relief, and a 50% drop in deficit contributions.
1. Just Retirement and Partnership to merge in response to pension reforms Underwritten annuity specialists Just Retirement and Partnership are set for a £1.7bn merger after retirement flexibilities...
UK inflation unexpectedly rose to 2.7% in August, beating analysts' expectations of a drop to 2.4% from 2.5% the previous month.
The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) helped 187,000 people in 2017/18, a 9% fall on the previous year despite setting up special helplines for specific scheme members.
The Liberal Democrat party has passed a motion pledging to cap tax-free lump sums under Freedom of Choice at £40,000 if elected into government.
In a hard-hitting interview with Stephanie Baxter, the former chairman of Carillion Pension Trustees explains why he thinks a blame culture and too much red tape are damaging pensions and why he feels regulators are getting it wrong.