Escalating standards for sole trustees will become a norm for reputable firms, even if they are voluntary, says Nigel Hill.
Guy Opperman says two page, simpler statements as well as an annual ‘season’ in which to issue them could be transformative steps for the UK pensions industry
Trustees need clear reporting from their investment advisers to meet their scheme's needs, says Donny Hay
Julian Mund writes about planning for the future and the four challenges he sees for the pension industry over the next five years.
As TPR prepares to kick off its first master trust supervisory cycle, Kate Smith explores how the market has changed and may continue to
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.
Lesley Carline says a lot has happened over the past 25 years in the industry but, despite the negatives, she remains positive about pensions
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
If authorities really want to stop scams, they ought to make it safe for trustees to refuse a transfer that shows red flags, says Margaret Snowdon
While the Pension Schemes Bill is continuing its route through the parliamentary process, there are still some loose ends to tie up - including section 107. Here, Richard Butcher, looks at what the implications of that clause could mean for DB schemes....
While designed to boost member understanding, published statements of investment principles could muddy the waters and put members off altogether, says Anna Copestake.
Simplicity and cohesion are key to effective pension communication and will help get us through this time of uncertainty, says Henry Tapper.
Law enforcement, financial regulators and the private sector need to do much more and work together to protect savers from fraudsters, says Phil Brown.
Pat Sharman looks at how an organisation’s culture can deliver better service and outcomes for pension scheme clients.
Stuart Southall looks at whether Covid-19 has hastened or reinforced the role of member-nominated and other lay trustees.
Jonathan Stapleton says the Pension Schemes Bill is the latest in a long line of well-meaning legislation that makes it more difficult for employers to offer good schemes to their staff
While the dashboard timeline needs to be flexible enough to help the least well-prepared schemes get ready, Nigel Peaple says schemes are being constructive and solution-focused.
Knowledge of the impacts of daily moves has helped trustees stay sure-footed through the challenges of the year to date, says David Curtis.
Patrick Foster draws on his experience supporting trustees through insolvency events to set out what trustees need to prepare for.
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.
The government’s focus on pensions dashboards and pension transfer times will require the industry to improve its data accuracy and administrative efficiency, says Anthony Rafferty.
Amid the economic fallout from Covid-19, ESG issues have never been more relevant, says Tegs Harding.