The Retail Prices Index (RPI) will be reformed and aligned with the housing cost-based version of the Consumer Prices Index, known as CPIH, by 2030, the Treasury has confirmed.
The government plans to cement the UK's position as a global centre for green finance have received a significant boost, with chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiling proposals to issue the country's first sovereign green bond next year and make climate risk...
The proposed changes from the McCloud judgment to Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) members could take more than two years to implement, according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
Richard Butcher says the past 25 years has been a mixed bag when it comes to pension reform but says more change is still needed to fix the system.
Pension contributions and class one employer National Insurance (NI) contributions remain payable by employers making use of the government’s coronavirus job support scheme.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a salary top-up scheme designed to minimise job losses over the next six months will be introduced on 1November as tighter Covid-19 restrictions remain in place.
With rumours once again swirling around the future of pensions tax relief in the run up to this year's Budget, any reduced incentive for long-term savers could risk further exacerbating the generational divide in pensions, says Tom Selby
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The government has confirmed the minimum pension age will rise from 55 to 57 by 2028 to coincide with the rise in the state pension age to 67.
Potential changes to the way the Retail Prices Index (RPI) is calculated and reported could cause assets to fall by between £60bn and £130bn, according to various estimates.
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The Treasury has published draft tax legislation to enable collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes from next year.
The government has admitted it has never provided a “straightforward and proportionate” solution to the challenges in the current pensions tax relief system in a call for evidence this morning (21 July).
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) must evaluate the benefits that are provided by pensions tax relief, MPs have said amid concerns the tax office does not understand the impacts.
HM Treasury has announced it will resume the cost control mechanism for public sector pension schemes, noting the concern that the 18-month suspension has caused.
Government plans to create jobs for 16-to-24-year-olds will see the state paying employer pension contributions, it is expected.
The Financial Times has reported that Rishi Sunak is preparing to break the Conservative party’s “triple lock” state pension pledge, amid Treasury fears that the policy could become unaffordable because of the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
The government has been urged to extend the scheme pays deadline for NHS Pension Scheme members in light of the Covid-19 crisis.
The government’s proposal of temporary changes to pension tax for public sector workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic is the fairest choice, says Royal London.
Potential changes to the Retail Prices Index (RPI) could land some schemes with a fall in their funding level as high as 12% according to Barnett Waddingham.
Millions of public sector workers will be able to choose whether their pension provision should be accrued under legacy or reformed schemes under government plans announced yesterday.
The government has said it will “do whatever it takes” to support businesses through the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, leading to speculation that there could be a short-term change in auto-enrolment (AE) policy.
The government has launched consultations on overhauling the Retail Prices Index (RPI) methodology and addressing the net-pay anomaly.
The government will raise the two tapered annual allowance thresholds by £90,000 in a bid to reduce the tax impact on high-earning NHS staff.