I don't always agree with Richard Butcher - I think he would be disappointed if I did - but his speech at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's annual chair's dinner last week was spot on.
Richard spoke about why we should be more positive and optimistic about pensions. Indeed, while there seems to have been so much gloomy news in pensions over the past 30 years, there has been plenty...
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.