This week's top stories included warnings that defined benefit (DB) transfers could become more difficult for trustees to process after regulatory register changes.
Philip Hammond's Spring Statement was empty of any direct pension news as the Treasury sought to avoid major policy announcements.
UK gross domestic product (GDP) is set to grow by 1.2% in 2019, less than the 1.3% forecast in the 2018 Autumn Budget, but the economy will expand over the each of the next five year's, Chancellor Philip Hammond said in today's Spring Statement.
The Spring Statement is likely to be overshadowed by Brexit but there is still much to do in pensions. Kim Kaveh and Holly Roach take a look at the industry's wishlist.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is being pressed to tackle the impact of pensions allowances on the NHS' ability to recruit and retain staff.
Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget speech was entirely devoid of any mention of pensions, but the documents do include some things for the industry to take note of. Professional Pensions rounds up the eight key Budget plans and shortcomings.
Philip Hammond has failed to address the net-pay anomaly affecting lower-paid earners who are missing out on tax-relief on their pension contributions in today's Autumn Budget.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will launch a consultation on updating the permitted links framework to allow unit-linked pension funds to invest in an appropriate range of so-called 'patient capital' assets.
The government will gradually adopt a version of the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) which incorporates housing costs for pension funds and index-linked gilts, it confirmed today.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is expected to use next Monday's Budget to launch a feasibility study into the use of pensions to fund UK patient capital opportunities.
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)....
This week's top stories include Smart Pension and Legal & General revealing a prototype demo of their workplace retirement income product, combining drawdown and annuities.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to announce cuts to pensions tax relief in his Budget later this month in order to raise revenue to pay for NHS funding commitments, according to reports.
Industry heavyweights have urged chancellor Philip Hammond to take action on the net pay pensions tax relief anomaly which affects lower-paid earners.
Around three-fifths of respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz backed the view that trustees should take a proactive approach to engage with members when they are seeking to transfer out of their defined benefit (DB) scheme.
This week's top stories included The Insolvency Service disqualifying four trustee directors who were found to have mismanaged members' pension funds.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has confirmed he will deliver the government's annual budget on 29 October.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he would be happy to hear about reforming the retail prices index (RPI) as long as the Office of National Statistics (ONS) initiates discussions.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) members should be responsible for most of the cost of increased contributions if the scheme's defined benefit (DB) section remains open to accrual, Pensions Buzz respondents say.
This week's top stories included coverage of the ongoing Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) saga, where members rejected a negotiated deal between their union and the employers.
Philip Hammond's financial update was empty of any direct pensions impacts as the chancellor sought to trim down the fiscal statement.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revised up the UK's GDP growth forecast for 2018 in today's inaugural Spring Statement, while forecasting inflation will fall to 2% by the end of 2018.
Do not expect any substantial pensions policy measures, if anything, in this week's Spring Statement, industry commentators have predicted.
Any further changes to tax relief would undoubtedly add to the cost and complexity of running a DB scheme, says Steve Webb