This week’s top stories included the passing of the Pension Schemes Bill in the House of Commons at the second reading. Also, Willis Towers Watson claimed that collective defined contribution pensions could average significantly higher than either defined...
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has elected Lesley Alexander as president.
Lesley Carline says a lot has happened over the past 25 years in the industry but, despite the negatives, she remains positive about pensions
Willis Tower Watson analyst Jennifer Harrison was the winner of the PMI's fourth student essay competition. In her paper, she looks at the way Covid-19 has changed the way people and companies in the industry work and asks whether these changes will become...
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...
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has reported itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office following a cyber-attack which resulted in hackers gaining access to the names and email addresses of around 1,700 people.
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has launched a financial education and guidance service supported by Wealth At Work.
This week’s top stories included auditor KPMG confirming it is considering reducing pension contributions for 20% of staff amid the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Also, MPs hit out at HM Revenue & Customs over the benefits of pensions tax...
Nine trustees have now been given the stamp of approval by the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) under its professional trustee accreditation regime.
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...
Provisional accreditation of professional trustees is necessary to ensure the speedy removal of “unscrupulous individuals”, Dalriada Trustees has said in defence of the process.
As Covid-19 hampers efforts for professional trustees to complete necessary exams, Brian Spence defends the use of provisional accreditation.
Professional trustees claiming to have “provisional” trustee accreditation are creating confusion in the market and are undermining the whole process, the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has warned.
Alan Whalley says professional trustee claims of “provisional” accreditations are undermining the process and creating confusion in the market.
The Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) has announced the first 14 trustees to have received accreditation after completing its programme.
The Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) has announced it will allow professional trustees to become provisionally accredited in light of delays caused by Covid-19.
PMI chief executive Gareth Tancred tells James Phillips about progressing its five-year plan and redesigning the organisation amid the Covid-19 challenge
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.
Jonathan Stapleton speaks to eight senior professional trustees about accreditation, diversity and the issues they face in their roles.
Voluntary accreditation of professional trustees will act as a quality mark and drive up scheme governance standards, argues Lesley Carline.
The industry has rejected the need for multiple professional trustee accreditation regimes after the Pensions Management Institute and Association of Professional Pension Trustees launched rival frameworks.
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.