The Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) has launched a formal call for input, seeking industry views on data standards for the initial dashboards.
The government has amended its Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill to give the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) a greater role in corporate restructurings.
The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) has started a six-week period of informal market engagement with potential suppliers of the digital architecture for the pensions dashboards.
With the launch of an interim regime, the consolidation market is set to take off. But before superfunds begin taking on schemes, the regulator must have 'rigour and understanding' of the market, David Fairs tells James Phillips.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued guidance for pension superfunds in a move which opens the door for a further wave of defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidation.
The pensions minister Guy Opperman says the interim regime for superfunds will provide insights on the route towards a permanent, longer-term legislative solution.
Guy Opperman and Charles Counsell have been confirmed as two of the keynote speakers at PP Live, which will be held virtually on 13-15 July.
Seven bodies with responsibility for protecting UK pension savers’ pots have joined forces to create an information guide to reassure scheme members amid concern about the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on financial wellbeing in the UK.
Savers should not rush into making rash changes to their pensions, the government has warned as the Covid-19 crisis continues to hit financial markets.
Julian Mund says the pensions industry, regulators and government are all working together to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on savers.
The Money and Pensions Service (Maps) has published its first full report on progress on the pensions dashboard so far and has flagged “significant” delivery challenges in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has cancelled a planned rise to the general levy amid the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.
The Parliamentary Contribution Pension Fund has been criticised for continuing to invest in fossil-fuel heavy companies despite a push into renewable energies.
Pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman has warned schemes who do not have their data organised to the standard required for the pensions dashboard will face “draconian penalties.”
Small defined contribution (DC) schemes will be “nudged” into consolidation under new government plans to ramp up governance.
Guy Opperman says he will not slow down on aiming to implement “ambitious” programmes to tackle climate change while the government will also continue to intervene where it feels the industry is not doing enough.
Cross-industry task force issues guidance on stricter climate-related disclosures for pension schemes
A consultation has been launched on guidance to help schemes get to grips with assessing, managing, and reporting climate-related risks in-line with Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
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.
There was no industry consensus on the benefits and negatives of scrapping high-rate tax relief from this week’s 115 Pension Buzz peers in split results.
Guy Opperman has confirmed the earnings trigger for auto-enrolment (AE) will remain at £10,000 following this year’s annual review.
Caroline Siarkiewicz has been appointed as chief executive of the Money and Pensions Service (Maps) after seven months in the position on a temporary basis.
Pension providers must now be proactive and prepare their data in order to be ready for the pensions dashboard, Guy Opperman has warned.
Think tanks The Fabian Society and Bright Blue have called for a new pensions commission, as Guy Opperman lends his support.