The sponsoring employers of the UK’s largest pension schemes may have to put an additional £40-£45bn into their schemes over the next decade, Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) warns.
The pensions industry is being given a fresh chance to feed into the Pension Schemes Bill as the Public Bill Committee launches a call for written evidence.
The Pension Protection Fund’s (PPF) new tapered approach to its risk-based levy could provide a crucial short-term lifeline for struggling schemes hard-hit by Covid-19, the industry says.
Pensions schemes will face significant additional working costs reaching into the millions of pounds to prepare their data for the pensions dashboard, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
Amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill passed by peers in the House of Lords last night will see a wide-ranging suite of reforms for the pensions industry draw another step closer.
This week’s top stories included the Pension Protection Fund naming 11 firms to its trustee and support services panel, and the latest analysis of mortality rates from Covid-19 and its impact on pension scheme assumptions.
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has called out HM Revenue & Customs' (HMRC) tax policy on flexible drawdown as "unacceptable", claiming it could lead to draconian tax penalties during Covid-19.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published guidance setting out how employers can meet their automatic enrolment (AE) duties as they navigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Millions of public sector workers will be able to choose whether their pension provision should be accrued under legacy or reformed schemes under government plans announced yesterday.
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.
Professional Pensions is delighted to welcome back pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman to open day two of Professional Pensions Live in 2020.
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.
Guy Opperman has held onto his role as minister for pensions and financial inclusion after an action-packed cabinet reshuffle yesterday.
Former ministers and policymakers reveal how AE was developed in new research project from Nest Insight and the University of Bath. Nick Reeve reports.
Former pensions minister Stephen Timms has been elected chairman of the influential Work and Pensions Committee (WPC).
There have been a total of 15 ministers responsible for pensions since 1997. Here is the list in full.
Savers who take an early retirement after becoming ill or sustaining severe injury are being increasingly harshly penalised for breaching pension tax relief limits, according to Royal London.
Sir Steve Webb will join Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) as a partner, leaving Royal London where he is currently director of policy.
Guy Opperman has retained his post as pensions and financial inclusion minister, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed.
Pension scheme trustees should actively engage financial advisers if members are looking to transfer out of their defined benefit arrangements and washing their hands of the process does not eliminate risk, a study has found.
The government is to pay the tax bills of NHS workers caught out by changes to pension contribution limits who have been turning down additional work for fear of running up large tax bills.
Pensions are too complex an issue to discuss on the general election campaign trail. Steve Webb says this is probably a good thing.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) paid back over £54m in tax on pension withdrawals during the three months to 30 September – the highest quarterly amount since the introduction of Freedom and Choice in 2015.