This year will see consolidation, cyber risk and cost transparency dominate the industry's focus as schemes bid to improve value for money and meet data protection requirements.
Transport operator FirstGroup has consolidated its pension scheme assets within the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in what is believed to be the first move of its kind.
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.
The government's white paper on defined benefit (DB) sustainability may include a heavy focus on scheme consolidation, benefit simplification and The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) powers, a senior civil servant has hinted.
The PLSA's DB taskforce has released more details about its suggested scheme consolidation route, but questions remain about how it would work in practice. James Phillips reports
Consolidating defined benefit (DB) schemes could give members greater security and lead to more affordable benefits, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's (PLSA) taskforce has said.
Michael Klimes finds evidence of consolidation in the DC master trust market, with the pace set to quicken as capital adequacy rules loom
This week's top stories include work and pensions committee chairman Frank Field telling PP that more needs to be done to consolidate defined contribution pots.
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman talks to Michael Klimes about the challenges for occupational schemes and his unfinished business with Sir Philip Green.
The UK must do much more to consolidate scattered pots over the coming years as the benefits for savers are massive says MP Frank Field.
The debate over consolidation often cites regulatory hurdles, but perhaps trustees are the biggest issue, James Phillips writes
Labour has formally unveiled its general election manifesto - confirming pledges to amend the Takeover Code to protect pensioners, protect the triple-lock and give those overseeing the LGPS full trustee status.
James Phillips explores the diverse range of responses to the government's green paper on sustainability and affordability of defined benefit schemes.
Paul Traynor says UK schemes can learn a lot from the overseas experience of scheme consolidation
Mike Ramsey reflects on the government's Green Paper.
The PLSA's DB taskforce has suggested employers should be able to offload their DB scheme into merged 'superfunds'. James Phillips explores the idea.
This week's top stories include coverage of the Spring Budget, where the chancellor confirmed the money purchase annual allowance will fall to £4,000.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has advocated a "full merger" of defined benefit (DB) schemes which splits employers from their burgeoning obligations.
A supermajority of pensions buzz respondents rebuked a suggestion that all defined benefit (DB) schemes should be merged into one.
The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) powers to authorise master trusts will be the "cornerstone" of its drive to consolidate the defined contribution (DC) market according to Andrew Warwick-Thompson.
The industry finally has some understanding of the government's position on the future of DB regulation. James Phillips explores if it goes far enough
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has proposed ways to improve the defined benefit (DB) system in its long-awaited consultation paper.
Consolidating DB schemes could prove a solution for small schemes with significant deficits, but how can the UK move ahead? James Phillips reports
Pension legislation and regulation need a radical overhaul in order to reduce complexity and communicate a coherent message, according to a report.