Here it is, our monthly digest of the most important pension articles Professional Pensions has written and published over the last month, along with some contextual notes.
Chair’s statements are failing to achieve the multiple policy goals they were designed for, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has conceded.
Darren Philp says the dashboard programme team should be congratulated on the work it has done to put together a properly scoped out and stress tested plan that will maximise the chance of the project's success
This week’s top stories include the government’s renewed focus on superfunds and Smart Pension’s commitment of £100m to a defined contribution private market default strategy.
The Smart Pension Master Trust has allocated £100m of its default assets to seed a blended private market illiquids fund being launched by Natixis Investment Managers.
The countdown to net zero is now well underway, Hope William-Smith take a look at how schemes are aligning with Paris Agreement goals.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that it will increase the general levy pension rates from April 2021 in line with its preferred option.
Hurdles remain before dashboard implementation, writes Holly Roach.
The technological developments arising out of the pandemic will change the pensions industry forever, says Darren Philp.
Smart Pension and Barclays have partnered to provide small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a quicker pensions solution with a wider selection of investment funds.
Smart Pension has committed to net-zero emissions “well ahead of 2050”, and plans to halve its emissions “significantly earlier” than the Paris Climate Agreement deadline of 2030.
The small pots working group has made a number of recommendations on how to tackle the growth of deferred members with small pension pots within the AE pensions market – urging the government and industry to take action to enable large-scale mass transfers....
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation on the future of the general levy, seeking to close a potential £230m funding gap if rates remain unchanged.
The pensions industry still trails behind others with its use of technology, writes Holly Roach.
Smart has launched a retirement product in a bid to help guide members and bridge the advice gap.
Smart has formally entered the American pensions market ahead of the launch of a record-keeping solution for pension equity plans in 2021.
Here they are – the winners of the second annual Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards...
The government has confirmed the minimum pension age will rise from 55 to 57 by 2028 to coincide with the rise in the state pension age to 67.
Employee benefits service WorkLife has partnered with Smart Pension to add workplace pensions to its digital platform.
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has asked the industry for “workable solutions” to address the problem of problem of proliferating small pension pots.
The Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) has launched a formal call for input, seeking industry views on data standards for the initial dashboards.
Darren Philp: Covid-19 will give the industry the 'kick up the backside' it needs to move to modernity
Beer and brainfood: How Smart Pension has coped with a crisis
Natixis Investment Managers has made a strategic investment in Smart, the technology platform behind the Smart Pension master trust.
The government will raise the two tapered annual allowance thresholds by £90,000 in a bid to reduce the tax impact on high-earning NHS staff.