As the DWP's consultation on collective DC closes, Stephanie Baxter finds most responses are broadly supportive but some are critical, pointing out there is a long way to go to get it right
Jenny Condron says pensions simplification would sweep away confusion for members arising from having up to 12 tranches with different rates of revaluation and increase.
An industry group has been set up to help pension schemes equalise guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) following last year's landmark ruling.
Buck's David Piltz says the industry was shaped by several developments in 2018, many of which will continue to influence the sector this year.
Support staff at Manchester University have overwhelmingly voted to take strike action over plans to reduce and close the defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
Motoring giant Ford has agreed to offer members of its UK defined benefit (DB) scheme the right to partially transfer their pension.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) must be given more targeted powers but maintain flexibility around defined benefit (DB) scheme funding, concludes a survey by the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).
In this week's Pensions Buzz, respondents warned schemes being required to offer partial transfers could lead to too many administrative burdens
Jonathan Stapleton says while the new rules will ensure master trusts are well run and have good systems, they won't necessarily ensure members are in the best schemes
Smaller FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes were nearly 15 percentage points less well-funded than larger schemes in 2017, according to a Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) analysis.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
There will be "many flavours" of defined benefit (DB) consolidators but consolidation will only be the right answer for a minority of schemes, Alan Rubenstein says.
A US company has completed a £285m pensioner bulk annuity for around 1,100 of UK members with Legal & General (L&G).
Done properly, DB to DC transfers can benefit the member, the trustees and the sponsor. But, as Mark Evans says, there is need for improvements in the area of transfer out processes.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he would be happy to hear about reforming the retail prices index (RPI) as long as the Office of National Statistics (ONS) initiates discussions.
Occupational pension scheme membership hit a record high in 2017, with more than 41.1 million people saving through the workplace, latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals.
Some 42% of defined contribution (DC) trustees believe that their investment strategies are 'less sophisticated' than those used by defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a Hymans Robertson survey.
DB schemes are increasingly running transfer exercises to manage liabilities. Jonathon Webb looks at how to ensure overseas members are given the correct advice and included in the process
Access to automation could explain why there is still a large gap in fees for large and small schemes, according to KGC Associates' ninth administration survey. Victoria Ticha looks at the findings
Legal & General (L&G) has announced bulk annuity sales in the first half were £1bn lower than last year, but it expects another £7bn of deals in the second half.
TPO finds Northumbria Police Authority guilty of maladministration; Gives 'new hope' to scam victims
A ruling by The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) could mean past victims get redress if it finds trustees failed to alert members to pension transfer risks or did not perform mandatory checks.
Collective defined contribution should be brought back to the table, a panel at Pensions and Benefits UK argued. Victoria Ticha reports from the conference
A trustee board has been fined £25,000 by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) for failing to complete 2012 and 2015 valuations for one of its schemes.
Respondents in last week's Pensions Buzz said such pathways would help guide members and improve retirement outcomes.