The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association is a trade association for those involved in designing, operating, advising and investing in all aspects of workplace pensions. It ensures members' views, and those of their savers, are heard by decision makers; it is the voice of its members with government, Parliament and regulators and it comments publicly on their behalf on key retirement income issues for savers.
Its industry-leading events, policy bodies and working groups facilitate direct exchange between members, government and regulators.
It also help members run better pension schemes: it is an important source for training, support and guidance on key retirement savings issues for the benefit of both pensions professionals and those who provide support services to the sector.
There will be "ups and downs" for employers in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) as it carries out its 2019 valuation against the backdrop of the cost cap suspension and the McCloud judgment.
Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion have interrupted the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's (PLSA) local authority conference as a minister rejected calls for intervention.
This week's top stories included TPT Retirement Solutions consolidating the £30m Hinckley and Rugby Building Society's defined benefit scheme, and Guy Opperman becoming the second-longest serving pensions minister.
The government needs to urgently provide clarity, substance and timing on key changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has said.
The Cost Transparency Initiative (CTI) has set out plans to launch the long-awaited cost disclosure templates for pension schemes in mid-May.
Initial responses to the government's consultation on DC investment innovation reveals a mixed views on a range of its proposals. Kim Kaveh reports.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's (PLSA) policy board has agreed a four-year plan focusing on consolidation, adequate contributions, effective management and well-run schemes.
As AE contribution rates rise to a minimum of 8% in just a few days time, Kim Kaveh speaks to four master trusts about their preparations for a potential change in member behaviour.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has lost its place on the PensionsEurope board after downgrading its status ahead of Brexit.
We have gone well past the brink of things not being good and the last 10 years have turned out to be so different relative to what was reasonably predicted, according to Paul Johnson.
The industry is at a "brink point" where there is an opportunity to gain savers' trust in the financial system or risk losing them, according to Richard Butcher.
Jonathan Stapleton asks whether newly-accredited professional trustees should be a statutory fixture on pension scheme boards.
The Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) final report on the investment consultant market has been celebrated as having "real teeth" to produce better outcomes for members.
A pensions bill expected next year must include law to require schemes to collect, publish and analyse cost transparency data from their asset managers, MPs have been told.
An industry group has been launched to implement, promote and encourage the use of five cost disclosure templates developed earlier this year.
Nigel Peaple says the government should set a clear objective for tax relief as the first step in making the system work better for savers
The two-sided simplified annual pensions statement should be applauded, even if it missing information, says Jonathan Stapleton.
The Next Generation Pensions Committee is on a mission to promote and encourage younger voices in the industry. Kim Kaveh looks at its key objectives
Investment consultants and fiduciary managers should expect a final decision on the investigation into the market to be published by the end of the year, the competition watchdog says.
A "substantial" parliamentary bill acting as a "roadmap" for the long-term future of private pensions will lead to a "significant period of calm", Guy Opperman has promised.
Some 70% of defined contribution (DC) members want to know their scheme is personalised and tailored to their needs, an Invesco language study reveals.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is in the process of convening an industry-wide group to take forward the work of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG).
The government needs to boost pension schemes' access to illiquid investments, remedy the net-pay tax relief anomaly, and focus on securing a "successful Brexit" for pensions in its upcoming Budget, says the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)....
B&CE has hired Tim Gosling as head of pensions policy as Andy Tarrant steps down from the master trust.