Alan Whalley says professional trustee claims of “provisional” accreditations are undermining the process and creating confusion in the market.
Three accounting bodies have published specific Covid-19 guidance for the compilation of pension scheme accounts, recognising that “it can’t be business as usual”.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a drafting template to help defined contribution (DC) scheme trustees produce their annual chair’s statements.
David Fairs is making a bid to complete 52 10k cross training sessions in a bid to raise £10,000 for Sarcoma UK.
Seven bodies with responsibility for protecting UK pension savers’ pots have joined forces to create an information guide to reassure scheme members amid concern about the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on financial wellbeing in the UK.
Costly DB scheme regulations can result in abuses of equitable relations among stakeholders, say Iain Clacher and Con Keating.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes are looking for alternatives to seeking additional cash contributions from sponsors to manage payouts in the wake of the Covid-19 market disruption, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
Trustees of defined contribution (DC) schemes redirecting contributions made during Covid-19 to alternative funds should check they’re not unintentionally breaching pension legislation, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns.
It would not be appropriate to rethink or completely abandon the planned revision to the defined benefit (DB) funding code, The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
David Fairs set outs why the regulator believes the economic fallout from Covid-19 is not a reason to abandon revisions to the DB funding regime.
Hymans Robertson has launched a segment identifier tool to help schemes meet The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) expectations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Transfers between defined contribution (DC) schemes must continue to be prioritised by trustees during the Covid-19 pandemic, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) issued its 2020 Annual Funding Statement last month in the midst of the global Covid-19 crisis. Marian Elliott address some of the issues trustees will be facing when completing a valuation in this environment.
A poll of UK defined benefit pension schemes shows many are no longer in support of The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) proposed funding code after a second look at its implications, according to Aon.
This week’s top stories include Punter Southall Aspire exiting the master trust market and Deloitte launching a consultation in plans to slash employer contributions for up to 12 months.
Pension scheme trustees considering requests by employers to delay contributions into defined benefit (DB) schemes need more stringent plans for how contributions will be ‘switched on’ again, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
While furloughed workers are still entitled to pension contributions, Justin Corliss says employers must consider the impact of Covid-19 on their duties.
Mel Charles has been appointed as director of automatic enrolment (AE) at The Pensions Regulator (TPR), following Darren Ryder’s departure earlier this year.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will encourage many people to reconsider their pension benefits and The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) warning to stay put in defined benefit (DB) schemes is likely to be ignored by many, Premier says.
The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) Annual Funding Statement (AFS) is a fixture in the defined benefit (DB) pensions calendar but its arrival this year could not be against a more changed backdrop: new leaders for the two largest political parties, the country...
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published its 2020 annual funding statement outlining how defined benefit schemes should approach forthcoming scheme valuations.
The Pensions Regulator has issued a raft of guidance on how DB schemes should face the current crisis. Here, David Fairs sets out more details in response to common questions.
The Pensions Regulator is anxious to meet the industry’s expectations, but this latest challenge does not come with a manual. Hope William-Smith speaks to David Fairs.
Asset managers have made considerable improvements in their gender pay gaps, with an average narrowing of 2.6 percentage points, Professional Pensions analysis finds.