The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has cancelled a planned rise to the general levy amid the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a step-by-step guide on diversity and inclusion detailing steps for trustees to follow to promote greater inclusivity.
The government has left pension schemes with insufficient time to prepare members for changes to tapered annual allowance thresholds, due to come into effect from 6 April.
Small defined contribution (DC) schemes will be “nudged” into consolidation under new government plans to ramp up governance.
Guy Opperman says he will not slow down on aiming to implement “ambitious” programmes to tackle climate change while the government will also continue to intervene where it feels the industry is not doing enough.
Cross-industry task force issues guidance on stricter climate-related disclosures for pension schemes
A consultation has been launched on guidance to help schemes get to grips with assessing, managing, and reporting climate-related risks in-line with Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
As the first reports under the cost transparency templates become due, Charlotte Moore looks at how schemes and their consultants can use the data
Auto-enrolment reforms have transformed the UK’s pension system. Nick Reeve looks at latest research examining the lessons to be learned from the process.
UKSIF says scheme trustees are failing to comply with their investment duties around ESG. Hope William-Smith looks at whether they need government intervention to get back on track.
This week’s top stories included The Pensions Regulator’s announcement of new measures around the appointment of professional trustees, and the £3bn Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund completing a £1.6bn buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation.
PTL managing director Richard Butcher has warned trustees could face jail under proposed pension schemes bill additions to the Pensions Act 2004.
Amendments to the pension schemes bill tabled in the House of Lords could hand the government “unprecedented” powers over schemes’ investment strategies, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has warned.
Former ministers and policymakers reveal how AE was developed in new research project from Nest Insight and the University of Bath. Nick Reeve reports.
More than half (54%) of workers do not know the size of their pension pots, according to research by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
The number of remuneration-related resolutions that received significant levels of dissent during the 2019 AGM season was at a five-year high, according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has welcomed the reintroduction of the pension schemes bill, after the government reaffirmed the details in the reopening of parliament this week.
DC schemes are increasingly looking at investing in alternatives but face a number of challenges. Charlotte Moore takes a look at the issues they face.
Industry experts do not agree member engagement and data quality are priorities, according to research by networking site Mallowstreet.
As the DWP’s consultation on simpler annual benefit statements closes, Holly Roach looks at the industry’s response.
The Department for Work and Pensions’ consultation on increasing the general levy has closed. Holly Roach looks at the industry’s response to its proposals
The Conservative party will hold reviews of the tapered annual allowance and net-pay schemes if it is elected back into government, it has said.
Without specialist help, smaller DB schemes are being left behind in a bulk annuity market increasingly focused on mega-deals, says Rob Dales.
The PLSA is on a continuous drive to ensure all of its members are better engaged and represented in its policymaking. James Phillips speaks to Julian Mund about the progress so far.
With political parties drawing up their manifestos for next month’s general election, Kim Kaveh explores the industry’s ambitions for future pensions policy.