A trustee of the Optimum Retirement Benefits Plan has been suspended by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) following the launch of a police investigation into a suspected liberation scam.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed to PP it spent £3.1m in total external costs for the investigation and litigation relating to the Box Clever pension scheme.
Punter Southall Aspire has obtained the master trust assurance framework (MAF) accreditation for its Aspire Savings Trust.
Ofsted-style ratings regime for trust-based schemes would provide transparency for members, says Jonathan Stapleton.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we wanted to know whether defined benefit (DB) schemes with recovery plans over 10 years should have to explain, and if the regulator should create a pool of 'super trustees' that can be parachuted into schemes to fix problems...
Pimlico Plumbers loses Supreme Court fight over whether its workforce are 'independent contractors' or 'self-employed' leading to AE entitlements, James Phillips writes
This week's top stories include House of Fraser's defined benefit scheme becoming 'kingmaker' in the retailer's restructuring plans, and the need for a pool of 'super trustees' at The Pensions Regulator.
Senior staff at national recruitment agency Workchain have pleaded guilty to illegally opting temporary staff out of their workplace pension scheme, leading to The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) first criminal conviction under this offence.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) could benefit from having a pool of "super trustees" that can be parachuted into schemes to fix problems when they arise, experts say.
Publishing house Johnston Press is seeking a regulated apportionment agreement (RAA) to detach its pension scheme ahead of a company-wide restructure, according to reports.
Smart Pension has named Ian Digby as head of regulatory affairs as it continues to significantly expand its team.
This week's top stories included The Pensions Regulator (TPR) issuing its first fine to a scheme for failing to file up-to-date information, and publishing its analysis of schemes with 2018 valuations.
Jonathan Stapleton says it would be a crying shame if Lesley Titcomb's decision to leave TPR was due to vilification by MPs.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) deserves recent criticism over past failings, notably with Carillion, according to a narrow majority of this week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
The High Court has wound up six pension and finance companies after they were found to have abused millions of pounds of people's savings.
Lesley Titcomb is to leave The Pensions Regulator (TPR) at the end of her four-year term as chief executive in February 2019, the watchdog has announced.
The regulator's funding analysis for 'tranche 13' schemes finds many are falling behind recovery plans. James Phillips looks at the findings
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether the amount of criticism leveled at The Pensions Regulator recently is warranted, and whether default funds are fit for purpose.
Death by discount rate: The fundamental flaws of the accounting approach to pension scheme valuation
Controversy over the discount rate used to value defined benefit pension liabilities is nothing new but, as Tim Wilkinson and Frank Curtiss explain, the flaws may be more serious than many realise.
The Upper Tribunal has ruled in favour of TPR in its long-running dispute with ITV over the Box Clever pension scheme. James Phillips explores the impact of the judgment.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has fined a scheme after it failed to notify the regulator it had appointed a professional trustee, in the first instance of a penalty being levied for this reason.
This week's top stories include MPs questioning the regulator's leadership in a letter to the watchdog's chairman, and FTSE 100 schemes post accounting surplus for first time in decade.
Master trusts will have just one chance to demonstrate to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that they should be authorised under the upcoming regime, the watchdog has said.
An independent Scotland would seek for occupational pension schemes straddling the border to be jointly regulated with the United Kingdom, a commission for the Scottish Government has said.