Pension drawdowns are becoming "increasingly common", according to Just Group's Stephen Lowe, as the latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) figures show £2bn was withdrawn from pension schemes in the third quarter of 2018.
The £2bn drawn down between July and September means £5.9bn has been withdrawn through 1.66 million payments so far this year. As a result, 2018 is on track to exceed 2017, when 1.67 million withdrawals...
This week's top stories included the Department for Work and Pensions issuing two separate consultations on the pensions dashboard and defined benefit consolidation.
A regime similar to that for defined contribution (DC) master trusts will be set up for regulating defined benefit (DB) consolidators under plans announced today.
Defined benefit (DB) superfunds that wish to enter the market must talk to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) about their plans before opening for business.