Superfunds will be a “useful weapon” for defined benefit schemes moving forward, with their need solidified after the economic struggles caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Guy Opperman has said.
Despite an anticipated delay in the Pension Schemes Bill being debated in the House of Commons, Guy Opperman has confirmed he fully expects it to be law by the end of 2020.
Schemes trying to delay the dashboard project by not collecting the necessary data will be left behind, Guy Opperman has warned.
Warnings from pension companies to savers who are looking to transfer their pension somewhere that does not look right are often ignored, says Phoenix Group.
The industry does not expect future mortality improvements to change despite the 60,000 excess deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic, a Society of Pension Professionals (SPP) poll finds.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) must evaluate the benefits that are provided by pensions tax relief, MPs have said amid concerns the tax office does not understand the impacts.
James Riley says sustainability involves balance, and one of the key areas where this needs to be struck is DB funding.
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.
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.
The dashboard is reliant on all schemes having data readily available, but this is not yet the case for many DB schemes. Paul McGlone says this is a challenge the industry must work to overcome
With the DB funding code set for a major revision at the same time as upgraded powers for the regulator, Paul McGlone says it is important to watch how these interact with each other.
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.
Nominations for the third annual PP Women in Pensions Awards - which celebrate the achievements of women working in pensions or acting as a trustee - have now opened. Find out how to nominate here…
The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) says pension scheme trustees are failing to comply with their investment duties around ESG and need government intervention to get back on track.
The government’s review of the tapered annual allowance is underway with findings expected to be announced in the 11 March Budget.
Collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes will offer members and employers a more satisfactory balance between affordability and security if they can meet both parties’ needs, according to Unbiased.
More than half (57%) of the Society of Pension Professionals’ (SPP) membership has not made any changes to portfolios in terms of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, despite there being a “genuine interest”, research has revealed.
As more schemes reach a fully funded status, it is important that the risk-averse environment is not codified into regulations, says Paul McGlone.
The quality and availability of data is the “weakest link” for the pensions dashboard, according to the Society of Pension Professionals (SPP).
There has been no evidence to suggest that a “significant number” of people have opted out of their pension scheme after the final contribution rate hike, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said.
As The Pensions Regulator’s consultation on investment governance guidance closes, Holly Roach looks at the industry’s response.
The concept of sole trusteeship must overcome a number of challenges, especially as the model becomes more widespread, argues Paul McGlone
The UK's largest asset management brands were mostly ranked lower or no different by investment consultants in Edelman's brand index than two years ago. Holly Roach looks at the findings
Social impact investing is growing in prominence, but schemes may be failing to truly understand what it entails. James Phillips looks at the key hurdles.