David Mowat, MP for Warrington South, recently suggested in a House of Commons debate that the coalition should create a nationalised, low-cost, annuity provider to protect pensioners from poor retirement products.
This is an excellent suggestion. But there is a more market-oriented way of achieving the same end. The current Open Market Option allows retirees to shop around for the best annuity rate, and the most...
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether or not you believe that business facing financial distress should be able to suspend their auto-enrolment contributions to avoid rising costs.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
The funding gap across FTSE 350 schemes could be slashed by as much as £275bn if schemes look beyond traditional ways of creating value. Victoria Ticha examines how
There will be "many flavours" of defined benefit (DB) consolidators but consolidation will only be the right answer for a minority of schemes, Alan Rubenstein says.