James Phillips spoke to the former shadow chancellor at PBUK about how politicians must embrace the benefits of long-term policy creation through independent and cross-party thinking.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is working to "enhance" the Bank of England's monitoring of how schemes use non-bank leveraged loans amid warnings they may not be able to absorb losses in a stress scenario.
A rise in UK inflation back above the Bank of England's 2% target rate will not change the thinking of its Monetary Policy Committee with regards to interest rates, experts have said.
UK inflation unexpectedly remained below target for the third month in a row in March, as higher fuel prices were offset by the falling prices of food and computer games.
The 'Money and Pensions Service' is an appropriate new name for the Single Financial Guidance Body, this week's Pensions Buzz respondents say.
Catherine Howarth argues that more auto-enrolment providers need to develop their climate-related risk management.
UK inflation has risen for the first time since November to 2.5% in July, up from 2.4% in June, thanks to rising fuel costs and the price of computer games.
Yesterday's increase in the Bank of England's (BoE) base rate will not have an immediate significant impact on defined benefit (DB) scheme funding but schemes should reconsider their investment allocation, industry commentators have said.
The Bank of England's (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously voted to increase interest rates by 25 basis points to 0.75%, the highest level in almost a decade.
Hermes Investment Management's head of fixed income Andrew Jackson has warned the Bank of England (BoE) could cut interest rates next year, with rates having a bigger impact now than ever before.
UK inflation stuck at 2.4% in May, missing analysts' estimates of a move higher and further cooling expectations on an interest rate hike from the Bank of England this summer.
UK consumer price inflation fell 0.1 percentage points in April to 2.4%, a fresh one-year low and missing economists' expectations of inflation remaining at 2.5%.
Speculation about rate rises has caused some schemes to delay any further liability hedging. Rosalind Mann looks at why this may be the wrong move.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said there is still a lot of data to consider before the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) can decide when to next hike interest rates.
Investment and law firms have the highest median gender hourly gender pay gaps out of nearly 100 pension-related firms reporting, James Phillips writes.
Investment managers and law firms have ranked worst for the median pay gap between men and women among 85 firms involved in occupational pensions analysed by PP.
Held rates at 0.5%
CPI drops to 3%
City lawyer Charles Randell has been confirmed as the next Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chairman and takes up the post from 1 April.
The aggregate deficit of the UK's defined benefit (DB) schemes rose to £450bn over the course of November, PwC's Skyval index has recorded.
The Bank of England's (BoE) decision to increase interest rates for the first time in over a decade has been welcomed by the industry, yet the move will only be "symbolic" for most defined benefit (DB) schemes.
This week's top stories included the Trades Union Congress calling for collective defined contribution schemes after finding a bad year of investment performance a year before retirement can leave savers £5,000 a year worse off.
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