TPR brushes off changes to objectives after Carillion conduct

The Pensions Regulator has dismissed questions over whether its objectives need to be simplified in light of the collapse of Carillion.

Giving evidence to the Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industry Strategy committees on its role in the now defunct Carillion defined benefit pension scheme, TPR chief executive Lesley Titcomb said simplifying the regulator’s objectives is “not at the top of my list of priorities”

FCA introducing new measures to promote competition among annuity products

The Financial Conduct Authority is introducing new measures to encourage consumers looking to buy a lifetime income through an annuity at the point of retirement to shop around

Royal Mail to meet Pensions Minister to get CDC scheme 'through the door'

The Royal Mail and its workers union the Communication Workers Union are to meet with the DWP next week to discuss the implementation of its proposed collective defined contribution scheme

Corbyn tells UUK to get back round negotiating table as strikes begin

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told representatives of Universities UK to “commit to meaningful negotiations” to resolve the dispute on changes to university employees’ pensions

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Carillion: Calls for probe into £1m ‘disappearing’ NHS pension contributions

The UK's largest union, Unite, has called for an investigation into “disappearing” pension payments of NHS and other public sector workers employed by Carillion, which could be worth more that £1m

Women more likely to opt out of pension than men – Now Pensions

Women are more likely to opt out of workplace pension schemes than men, according to a study by Now Pensions

PPF urges Toys R Us to appoint ‘independent’ administrator

The Pension Protection Fund has called for Toys R Us to appoint an “independent” administrator in the midst of the retailer’s rescue deal attempts

CDC 'does not fit' with modern day pensions landscape - HL

The largely debated collective defined contribution pension plan “does not fit” with the present day pensions landscape, it has been claimed

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