PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
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"Defective" company audits could mean millions of savers in pensions funds are "losing out", says the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as it launches a probe of the audit sector.
The trustees of the Alps Electric Pension Scheme have concluded a £33m buyout of its liabilities with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
The scrapping of Project Thor to save British Home Stores cannot be blamed on pension regulation, according to the watchdog's chief executive Lesley Titcomb.
Simon Kew and Mark Jenkins have been appointed to the London committee of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI).
Lesley Titcomb has suggested a number of measures which could enable The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to better help struggling defined benefit (DB) schemes to manage risks.
The Pensions Regulator chief executive has been recalled to provide further evidence to the parliamentary inquiry into British Home Stores.
The nominations are in and the longlist for Pensions Personality of the Year 2016 has been finalised.
Mercer has appointed Wayne Davidson as senior consultant in its investment advisory service as the firm looks to grow the business.
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Pan Governance has been chosen to act as independent trustee of Deloitte's defined benefit (DB) master trust which was launched earlier this year.
Cai Rees has been made a director in SEI's institutional advice team in the EMEA region where he will advise large pension schemes.
Will Aitken has been appointed as head of Deloitte's defined contribution (DC) and employee benefits business.
Deloitte has appointed Marian Elliott as a director and head of its trustee advisory service in London.
Simon Kew has joined Deloitte's corporate finance pension's team as an assistant director.
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Deloitte has launched a defined benefit (DB) master trust that bundles up its actuarial and administration services.
Employment relations minister Jo Swinson has praised employers for introducing enhanced parental packages and pledged to work alongside trade unions to increase shared parental leave take-up.
Deloitte, PwC and Shell will offer all employees enhanced paternity packages, after deputy prime minister Nick Clegg urged private firms to do more to support working parents.
Deloitte is giving £25m to its staff to help them create and run their own business.