The quality and availability of data is the “weakest link” for the pensions dashboard, according to the Society of Pension Professionals (SPP).
Employers are increasingly concerned about the costs and complexity associated with equalising guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs), according to the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).
Schemes with poor record keeping should be handed harsher punishments, say the majority of this week’s 83 Pensions Buzz respondents.
The cross-industry GMP Equalisation Working Group has published guidance outlining methods schemes could use to equalise for the sex based inequalities of GMPs.
Over three quarters (78%) of defined contribution (DC) members feel their pension scheme is not aligned with their values, latest research by Franklin Templeton shows.
Guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation has soared to the top of pension schemes' to-do lists, with 58% stating it is a priority project, research from Equiniti has revealed.
Professional Pensions is holding its defined contribution (DC) conference on 4 September.
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This year's survey reveals how schemes assess the efficiency of TPAs and ranks the key providers. Holly Roach reports
The industry-wide GMP equalisation group has created five sub-committees to each work on a key component of the guidance. Holly Roach reports
Trustee boards are not focusing enough on data issues despite the bad effect poor data can have on members, according to a PMI roundtable in May. Holly Roach reports
Girish Menezes says there is a tried and tested solution already available in the market, and it is time for the rest of the industry to follow.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced it is delaying the provision of data that will enable pension schemes to confirm the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) benefits to pay to members until the end of the year.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has launched its first round of guidance to help administrators, trustees and employers assess the quality of their data.
The transaction cost disclosure regulations have been in place for a year. Jon Parker says while there has been progress in obtaining data, there is a still a long way to go.
The combined defined benefit (DB) funding level increased to 97.7% at the end of September, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest update.
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The UK's 100 largest listed companies saw their combined defined benefit (DB) funding level fall by 80 basis points during August, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes were 96.3% funded on a Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation basis at the end of July, according to the lifeboat fund's monthly index.
Around eight million state pension forecasts have been viewed online since the digital service was launched in February 2016, Professional Pensions analysis reveals.
Around £8bn of buy-ins and buyouts were completed in the first half of this year, writing the highest volume of deals of any first half to date.
Pension deficits at the UK's 350 largest listed companies fell by £27bn over the 18 months to June on an accounting basis, according to Barnett Waddingham.
The combined pension deficit of FTSE 350 companies grew by £3bn to £32bn over July, according to Mercer's monthly funding tracker.
Some 36% of employees do not know that they have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.