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A new Green Paper and consultation considering the security and sustainability of defined benefit pension schemes has been launched today. Member protection, funding and investment, scheme...
The Employment Tribunal has concluded in a case concerning the transitional arrangements for the 2015 Firefighter’s Pension Scheme that these arrangements did not discriminate on the grounds of age,...
Advisers and industry experts have slammed the government’s proposed cut in the Money Purchase Annual Allowance from £10,000 to £4,000. The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) says reducing the...
The regulation for setting up smaller pension schemes is not effective in preventing pension schemes being used as vehicles for scams. With this in mind, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association...
UK consumer price inflation is creeping towards the Bank of England’s 2% target, as the fall in sterling continues to make its way through to the high street. Prices rose 1.8% in the 12 months to...
A report from the Resolution Foundation think tank has found typical pensioner households are now £20 a week better off than typical working age households are after housing costs. While home...
On 8 February, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that an unmarried cohabitant is eligible to receive a survivor’s pension under the Local Government Pension Scheme for Northern Ireland (...
Pension scheme trustees are highly educated and financially literate but lack diversity according to research by Aon Hewitt in partnership with Leeds University Business School. The first report on...
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that the 2017 review of auto-enrolment will have three themes: coverage engagement contribution levels Ruston Smith, trustee director at Peoples’...
Given the millions that have been paid out in recent months to those swapping their promise of a future Defined Benefit (DB) pension for a lump sum, it’s a pity the Government’s Pensions Advice...