A second employer has been appointed to stabilise the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) pension scheme after intervention from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) when trustees failed to agree a valuation in 2015.
As TPR’s consultation on the principles underlying the revised code of practice for DB funding enters the final straight, David Fairs set outs why you should give the watchdog your views.
As The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) home city Brighton gears up for its first virtual Pride, diversity and inclusion in pension schemes has never mattered more, says Charles Counsell.
Schemes and administrators have been urged to strengthen their cybercrime resilience after heightened criminal interest in the sector.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has decided not to take any action against Bernard Matthews after the food products business used a pre-pack administration to offload its pension scheme in 2016.
The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) proposed revisions to the defined benefit (DB) funding code could reduce member security, Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has warned.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) missed a third of the targets under its key performance indicators (KPIs) with Covid-19 causing a halt to some of its work.
An “early warning” tool has been launched by Hymans Robertson to help defined benefit (DB) schemes understand which potential regulatory approach will be more suitable for their current funding strategy.
The economic crisis caused by Covid-19 has reinforced The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) view that its defined benefit (DB) funding principles are “right”, says David Fairs.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will open a consultation on planned changes to its codes of practice by the end of the year.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) chief executive Charles Counsell has said the regulator will continue its scrutiny of the industry despite the many challenges brought forth from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is set to increase its engagement with pension scheme administrators in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This week’s top stories included amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill being passed by the House of Lords, while The Pensions Regulator revealed its intentions to tighten expectations on the industry with the release of its 2020/21 corporate plan.
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One-in-ten defined benefit (DB) schemes have already discussed the option of superfund consolidation as a target endgame while a further 9% are planning to do so shortly, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
The Pension Superfund (PSF) has moved a step closer to completing its first deal with the official registration of the superfund as an occupational pension scheme by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said it will continue with its “clear, quick and tough” approach to driving up standards across the pensions industry following the coronavirus pandemic.
The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has ordered a former owner of Norton Motorcycles to pay back £14m of pension fund monies that he had invested in the struggling sponsor.
PIC calls for creation of compulsory not-for-profit consolidator to take on smaller underfunded schemes
Pension Insurance Corporation has reiterated its call for the establishment of a new consolidation vehicle, run by a not-for-profit agency, to target smaller underfunded schemes with weak sponsors.
Bank of England (BoE) governor Andrew Bailey is understood to have warned against superfund consolidation of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes less than a week after the entities were given the green light by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
The government has amended its Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill to give the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) a greater role in corporate restructurings.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) must be “alert” to the risk of unscrupulous employers taking advantage of Covid-19 flexibilities, the Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) says.
With the launch of an interim regime, the consolidation market is set to take off. But before superfunds begin taking on schemes, the regulator must have 'rigour and understanding' of the market, David Fairs tells James Phillips.
This week’s top stories included The Pension Regulator’s launch of interim guidance for the superfund market, while the regulator also extended Covid-19 easements and resumed some reporting requirements.