The UK’s system of pensions tax relief needs to be overhauled to make it fairer to the lower paid and younger savers, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) says.
Consultants, trade bodies, and professional societies across the pensions industry have responded relatively positively to guidance from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that has today signalled a clear start for defined benefit (DB) scheme consolidation...
Maggie Williams looks at whether chair's statements are having the desired effects, and what lies in their future.
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.
Voluntary accreditation of professional trustees will act as a quality mark and drive up scheme governance standards, argues Lesley Carline.
Trustees and their advisers could be “criminalised for doing the right thing” and left “fearful of acting” if Pension Schemes Bill wording is not amended, the Joint Industry Forum (JIF) says.
More than half (55%) of the pensions industry is dissatisfied with the direction of pensions policy going into 2020, according to research from the Pensions Management Institute (PMI).
Interest around DB consolidators is high but there remains regulatory uncertainty around their future. Lesley Carline looks at what the future might hold for this section of the market.
Now authorisation has ended for existing schemes, Kim Kaveh reflects on the process and asks what the future holds for ongoing supervision.
The PMI has gauged views on whether all schemes should have a mandatory professional trustee. Kim Kaveh looks at the results of its member survey
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has elected Tim Phillips as vice-president, taking over the office from Lorraine Harper.
Professionalisation of trustee boards remains on the agenda as the regulator asks the industry whether they should be mandatory. James Phillips explores the latest consultation.
The industry seems to be full of the same familiar commentators discussing the same old issues. Lesley Carline argues it is time to give a new generation a chance.
Lesley Carline explains why the PMI is setting up an industry-wide master trust group and how it will help provide a collective voice for those running and providing services to schemes
Despite the gloom around Brexit and all the challenges facing pensions, there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful. Top industry commentators tell Stephanie Baxter why there is cause for optimism
Some 87% of master trusts support future collaborative efforts to overcome barriers to good service delivery, the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) says.
Proposals for mandatory tendering of fiduciary management services, as well as additional guidance for trustees, have been welcomed by industry commentators albeit with some caution.
This week's top stories included the Insolvency Service disqualifying four pension directors from running companies for a total of 21 years for their role in the businesses' mismanagement of member funds.
Lesley Carline has been elected as the new president of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI). She speaks to Victoria Ticha about her plans
Robert Branagh is stepping down as president of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI), and is replaced by Lesley Carline who becomes its third female president.
Delegate places at Pensions and Benefits UK (PBUK) are filling up fast - with over 600 scheme representatives having registered for PP's flagship event so far.
Michael Klimes finds evidence of consolidation in the DC master trust market, with the pace set to quicken as capital adequacy rules loom
Lorraine Harper has been appointed as co-vice president of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI), as Gerry Degaute steps down after four years in the post.