While the pension schemes bill was said to command cross-party support, Brexit and acrimonious parliamentary debates are leaving its success in doubt, says Malcolm McLean.
The government must conduct a fundamental review of tax reliefs and allowances to reduce complexity and confusion, says Malcolm McLean
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.
Malcolm Mclean says although he initially supported Freedom and Choice, he is now less certain it was such a good idea given the consequences for the consumer
Malcolm Mclean says getting the channels of communication right and engaging more openly is a good starting point
Company directors who deliberately or recklessly put their workers' pension funds at risk face seven years in prison under plans to crack down on "acts of astonishing arrogance and abandon".
Capping the pension tax-free lump sum at £40,000 would raise £2bn a year for the government, new research by the Resolution Foundation suggests.
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Malcolm McLean says the chances of an equitable solution for Women against State Pensions Inequality campaigners do not seem very likely now
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed that 30 master trusts have or will exit the market, leaving 58 which will either need to apply for authorisation or exit in the coming months.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has confirmed he will deliver the government's annual budget on 29 October.
A record £2.3bn was withdrawn from pensions under Freedom and Choice in the second quarter of this year, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) missed one of its 19 performance targets over the last year, it confirmed in its annual report and accounts.
A panel of pension experts spoke at Pensions and Benefits UK to debate lay trustees, the 'disastrous' freedoms and the problem with having two regulators. Stephanie Baxter reports from the conference
Malcolm McLean says the green-tinged white paper raised almost as many questions as answers and we are still far from knowing the exact direction of government policy
The FCA and TPR have announced their joint strategy for tackling the key risks facing pensions in the next decade. Victoria Ticha explores the plan and the industry's initial reaction.
Malcolm McLean says the transfer of TPAS's dispute resolution function to the TPO raises again the question of whether there should be a single pensions regulator
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are to produce a joint strategy on how they will collaborate to regulate the sector over the next decade.
The aggregate total private pension wealth of all households in the UK in July 2014 to June 2016 increased to £5.3trn, according to the Office for National statistics (ONS).
The estimated cost of pensions tax relief for employees to the government is expected to hit £24bn in this tax year, according to government data.
Pension-related cold calls have increased by around 2.7 million since Freedom and Choice was introduced in April 2015, according to research commissioned by Aviva.
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Malcolm McLean says we must look hard at the delivery of the pension freedoms and ensure consumer protection is as good as it can be
Ahead of the second Budget of 2017, industry experts tell James Phillips what they think the chancellor will seek to change on 22 November.