Robin Ellison says The Pensions Regulator's decision to fine the Financial Conduct Authority £2,000 because of shortcomings in its pension scheme is symptomatic of the grandstanding now common among regulators
The volume of regulation and the cost of regulators has risen sharply over the past decade. Robin Ellison asks if it is time for a rethink.
Robin Ellison explains why lay trustees continue to have an essential part to play in trusteeship, despite the regulatory drive towards professionalisation.
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.
Robin Ellison says the one great advantage of the Brexit experience has been the inability of government to pass much new legislation affecting pensions
Robin Ellison says it is not unreasonable for schemes and their trustees and sponsors also to expect an improvement in the tone of regulation
The sector has to look after its own reputation and should not rely solely on the watchdog, The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) chief executive says.
"Defective" company audits could mean millions of savers in pensions funds are "losing out", says the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as it launches a probe of the audit sector.
In a hard-hitting interview with Stephanie Baxter, the former chairman of Carillion Pension Trustees explains why he thinks a blame culture and too much red tape are damaging pensions and why he feels regulators are getting it wrong.
Robin Ellison says regulators should rethink their ambitions, as some things cannot and shouldn't be regulated
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
The pensions watchdog has appointed enforcement officers to seize assets from employers who fail to pay fines relating to their schemes. Victoria Ticha asks if this is the right approach
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed it has had a total of 24 meetings with Carillion, and 45 meetings with the trustees since 2008.
This week's top stories were Capita's shares falling by over 40%, and Royal Mail reaching agreement with its union to launch the UK's first collective defined contribution scheme.
The regulatory framework is too restrictive and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is hampered by conflicting objectives, Robin Ellison and Chris Martin told a parliamentary inquiry today.
"We must do something, this is something, therefore we must do this," is the politician's fallacy famously expounded by Sir Humphrey Appleby in the BBC sitcom Yes, Prime Minister.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has provided little evidence of hard action despite being aware of problems at Carillion since at least 2008, Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Frank Field has said.
UPDATED Robin Ellison: TPR 'decided not to exercise powers' despite trustee concern over Carillion schemes
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) failed to use its powers to force Carillion to pay higher contributions into its schemes despite trustees repeatedly raising concerns over the issue, Robin Ellison has said.
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (BEISC) will hold two sessions to probe why Carillion went into liquidation.
Robin Ellison says regulators need to seize the initiative and explain both to themselves and to scheme members that investment risk is a good thing.
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Robinson Ellison says the industry must "act together" to avoid excessive intervention from The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Robin Ellison says the regulator now sees trustees as 'inefficient and lazy' people who need 'prodding and punishing' into compliance.
The watchdog's approach has become too aggressive in the last year and it seems to be moving away from a risk-based approach, according to Peter Askins.