Professional Pensions is holding a webinar on how the pensions industry can make a real impact when it comes to ESG – asking what is better, to engage or to divest.
Jonathan Stapleton says that, while the production of two-page simpler annual statements is no panacea for member engagement, it is a welcome step in the right direction.
The Department for Work and Pensions is to make it mandatory for auto-enrolment defined contribution (DC) schemes to use simpler annual statements.
Savers accessing defined contribution (DC) pension pots for the first time rose to an all-time high just before the coronavirus pandemic, Just Group says.
Nest Insight and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are set to conduct research to examine the financial impact of Covid-19 on self-employed people.
The industry has raised serious concerns that Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) transfer advice proposals on illustrative figures could hamper schemes’ ability to help members to understand their retirement options and force many to take full regulated...
While designed to boost member understanding, published statements of investment principles could muddy the waters and put members off altogether, says Anna Copestake.
Plans to improve value to members in defined contribution (DC) plans by improving investment options and governance while consolidating small schemes have been welcomed as a “wake-up call” for the industry.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will appeal court judgments relating to the way the lifeboat fund pays compensation.
Small defined contribution (DC) schemes will be “nudged” into consolidation under new government plans to ramp up governance.
Guy Opperman has now served as pensions and financial inclusion minister for 1,000 days in a tenure marked by myriad major changes to the pensions landscape.
Schemes must do more to lessen the financial risks of climate change, says Guy Opperman.
Nearly two-thirds of this week’s 133 Pensions Buzz respondents believe the introduction of simpler and standardised annual benefit statements will help more members engage with their pension.
Changes are afoot in the pensions regulatory landscape in a bid to boost both security and outcomes for members. Charles Counsell reveals what you can expect from the regulator this year.
Tax simplification must return to the top of the government’s pensions agenda in order to boost saving potential, says Alan Pickering.
Government plans to increase the general levy will disproportionately hit members who have been auto-enrolled, says Darren Philp
This week’s 96 Pensions Buzz respondents said good governance was more important than member engagement, noting the former could lead to the latter.
The government will change the law to allow the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) to aggregate pensions for the purposes of calculating compensation.
From October, trustees need to show how they are factoring ESG issues into investment decisions. Holly Roach explores why the changes may not be radical but could boost member engagement.
As The Pensions Regulator’s consultation on investment governance guidance closes, Holly Roach looks at the industry’s response.
NEST, Aegon Master Trust, Ensign Retirement Plan, Creative Pension Trust and the Baptist Pension Scheme have been authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Amber Rudd has resigned as secretary of state for work and pensions with immediate effect, with Thérèse Coffey named as her successor.
Guy Opperman will remain in post as pensions and financial inclusion minister, it has been confirmed.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) increased its use of frontline powers by 32% over the last year, it confirmed in its annual report and accounts.