The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said it "strongly encourages" providers to apply for the master trust assurance framework in the run-up to the introduction of its authorisation powers.
It comes as eight master trusts received the accolade and got onto the watchdog's list of schemes with assurance in the last six months. Authorisation is one of the features of the Pensions Schemes...
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.