Defined benefit (DB) schemes are to be offered a new consolidator as the former chief of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) launches 'The Pension SuperFund'.
The FCA and TPR are seeking input on how best to collaborate in regulating the retirement income market over the coming decade, in the wake of the introduction of both pension freedom and auto-enrolment.
Enhanced powers for The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to prosecute and fine company directors who "wilfully or recklessly" put their defined benefit (DB) pension scheme at risk will be hard to enforce, commentators say.
Responses to the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group's consultation have flooded in. While the industry mostly welcomes the proposals, there is disagreement on some areas, writes Kim Kaveh.
A new criminal offence of neglecting pension responsibilities will be announced in a pensions white paper this week, the prime minister has confirmed.
Ros Altmann calls for urgent action on 'net-pay' schemes, warning the impact on low earners will significantly worsen with contribution rates set to rise to 5% in 2019.
The government is "minded to assist" any collective defined contribution (CDC) proposal that may arise from Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union (CWU), Guy Opperman has said.
The initial funding level test criterion for the new British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) have been "comfortably met", according to the trustee.
The current picture of trustees' abilities to compare performance and fees among investment consultants and fiduciary managers may be overly positive, the competition watchdog has said.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, most respondents said despite progress in recent years, there is still a long way to go
Crest Healthcare and its managing director have pleaded guilty to misleading The Pensions Regulator (TPR) about enrolling employees into a workplace pension.
A number of pension issues will be battled out in the courts over the course of this year. James Phillips rounds up the cases to watch out for and the potential consequences for the industry
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has hired David Fairs as executive director for regulatory policy, analysis and advice, following Andrew Warwick-Thompson's departure last year.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has expressed concern that a Melrose Industries takeover of GKN is likely to have a "detrimental impact" on the GKN defined benefit (DB) scheme.
Sarah Smart, who is chairwoman of The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) audit committee, has been appointed senior adviser at Avida International.
Industry believes the CMA investigation into the investment consultant market has had no noticeable impact on their business activity.
Trustees are becoming more alert to fraud risks but are still too complacent when it comes to prevention, RSM says.
Industry should be aware to not jump to conclusions when assuming the defined benefit (DB) system is "broken," according to the pensions and financial inclusion minister.
Malcolm McLean says the transfer of TPAS's dispute resolution function to the TPO raises again the question of whether there should be a single pensions regulator
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know if you think the Competition and Market Authority's (CMA) investigation into the investment consultant market has damaged their business activity.
Ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell has been ordered to pay a total of £87,000 in fines and court costs after he was found guilty of failing to provide The Pensions Regulator (TPR) with information.
This week's top stories included a Pensions Institute report suggesting the aviation industry's practice of constantly evaluating mistakes should be applied to defined benefit pensions.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has taken the right approach by naming and shaming schemes that fail to meet their obligations under auto-enrolment (AE), according to this week's Pensions Buzz survey.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is seeking "improved" powers to set a schedule of contributions in defined benefit (DB) schemes in the government's upcoming white paper, it has revealed.