Industry figures have cautiously welcomed the publication of new guidance for trust-based defined contribution schemes from The Pensions Regulator, but expressed disappointment that it does not focus on contract-based schemes.
Restoring faith in pensions is imperative but will not be simple.
The Pension Protection Fund has bowed to pressure and increased next year's levy estimate by 15% instead of the 25% hike feared by some analysts.
The Pension Protection Fund levy and discount rates used to calculate scheme liabilities are under review, pensions minister Steve Webb has revealed.
The government must address "artificially high deficit figures" and a potential "significant" hike in Pension Protection Fund levies, the CBI says.
How smaller employers can cope with auto-enrolment
Rachel Dalton examines the industry response to the guidance.
After weeks of pre-Budget rumours, a cut to the annual allowance has emerged as the "strong favourite" to be announced by the Chancellor.
Jonathan Stapleton returns from Rome
Jack Jones reports on Europe's plans for UK pensions
Solvency II will force all remaining defined benefit schemes to close and could lead to significant job losses as UK companies fold, lobby groups warn.
Proposals to bring iorps directive into line with solvency ii rules receive negative UK response.
The Pensions Regulator has laid out six principles for defined contribution pensions to address the currently "mixed" standards across the market.
Auto-enrolment will force small employers to reduce benefits and potentially freeze recruitment to meet rising pension costs.
The Pensions Regulator and the NAPF have urged the EU commission to extend the Solvency II one-month consultation period to properly assess the 500-page document.
Auto-enrolment may not make a difference to saving rates until 2015, according to the Confederation of British Industry.
Legislation to introduce a single-tier basic state pension is set to include options to help firms offset the loss of the contracting out rebate, according to a business lobby group.