As both centre-left and centre-right political think tanks agree on the need for a pensions commission, Gregg McClymont says this could provide a refreshed model for future pensions policy.
The government must take advantage of its majority to push through further reforms to auto-enrolment, says James Phillips.
The government must now bow to pressure and allow providers to choose whether to send standardised, simpler pension statements, says Baroness Ros Altmann.
Changes are afoot in the pensions regulatory landscape in a bid to boost both security and outcomes for members. Charles Counsell reveals what you can expect from the regulator this year.
The general election showed an increasing focus on collective over individual interests. CDC could fit right in, says Hilary Salt.
Schemes must use January to both reflect on 2019 and plan for 2020, says Vassos Vassou.
As the PPF and Professional Pensions get ready to launch the 2019 edition of the Purple Book, Lisa McCrory explains how trustees and the wider industry can use the data.
2019 was a busy year on many fronts, and pensions was no exception. Paul Kitson gives his top ten predictions for the pensions industry in 2020.
The pension schemes bill is set to boost income and protection for pension scheme members, says Guy Opperman, making 2020 a pivotal year for retirement savings.
The Conservatives’ romp at last week’s national poll gives a great chance to make dramatic changes to boost people’s pensions, says Gregg McClymont.
Michael Buerk’s latest TV show – Britain’s Great Pension Crisis, the first episode of which was broadcast at the beginning of the month – revealed just how poor the average person’s understanding of pensions is.
Tax simplification must return to the top of the government’s pensions agenda in order to boost saving potential, says Alan Pickering.
While it may be tough for small schemes to manage their approach to ESG-related investment risks, there are ways to meet this fiduciary responsibility, says Richard Butcher
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While the pension schemes bill was said to command cross-party support, Brexit and acrimonious parliamentary debates are leaving its success in doubt, says Malcolm McLean.
Government plans to increase the general levy will disproportionately hit members who have been auto-enrolled, says Darren Philp
Trustees need to increase their focus on investments and demand more from their advisers, argues Donny Hay.
This year’s election marks the seventh time I have been able to cast my vote at a general election but I can honestly say it is the one I am looking forward to least. I can hardly wait until it is all over.
As more schemes reach a fully funded status, it is important that the risk-averse environment is not codified into regulations, says Paul McGlone.
Without specialist help, smaller DB schemes are being left behind in a bulk annuity market increasingly focused on mega-deals, says Rob Dales.
Interest around DB consolidators is high but there remains regulatory uncertainty around their future. Lesley Carline looks at what the future might hold for this section of the market.
Pensions are too complex an issue to discuss on the general election campaign trail. Steve Webb says this is probably a good thing.
With the law not adequately protecting savers from scams, the pensions industry must be more direct with members about the risks of transfers, says Margaret Snowdon.
Without proper support from pension professionals, savers are left vulnerable to attacks on all sides, says Henry Tapper.