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.
There is much discussion on how consolidation will bring real benefits to schemes but Hilary Salt is not so sure.
This week's top stories included reports that the Pensions Regulator and Sir Philip Green may be close to a deal over the BHS pension schemes.
Increased transparency will not deliver better outcomes for savers in pension schemes says economist John Kay.
Small defined benefit (DB) schemes will not cause serious harm to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) if their employers go insolvent, Andrew Warwick-Thompson has said.
Consolidation of defined benefit (DB) schemes could cut pension costs by more than £500m a year, a JLT Employee Benefits report says.