An independent review of communications and support given to British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members has detailed a series of recommendations to improve the pension restructuring process in the future.
The report, conducted by former Money Advice Service CEO Caroline Rookes at the request of The Pensions Regulator (TPR), stated that “the mere fact of giving so many members a choice led to a very complex and for some overwhelming situation which caused stress and uncertainty as well as potential financial loss"
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation aimed at “tidying up” the way schemes operate integration, also known as clawback, to bring it in line with the rising state pension age
Pensions Minister Guy Opperman has responded 'cagily' to a question asking whether the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had made an assessment of the effect on mixed-age couple the changes to eligibility for Pension Credit will have
The Pensions Regulator (TPR), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Single Financial Guidance Body (SFGB) have “welcomed” the independent review by Caroline Rookes into the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) scandal
Sunniva Kolostyak explores the upcoming implementation of the IORP II Directive, how the UK will implement this European regulation in the shadow of Brexit, and the extent of the impact the directive will have on pension schemes
With experts predicting that 2019 will be even more volatile for markets than 2018, due to geopolitical events, Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at what the New Year might bring, and the asset classes pension schemes should consider
Patient capital in the pensions landscape is what most have been waiting for, so aﬅer the Chancellor’s recent Budget announcement that the government will look to open up DC pension pots into illiquid investing, what will this look like? And will it stand the test of time? Theo Andrew investigates
Between 2010 and 2015 changes to the pensions system were high on the political agenda, but since 2016, with the status of Pensions Minister downgraded and more radical reform seemingly delayed indeﬁnitely, it seems to have slipped down the agenda. David Adams asks how and why that might change in future
Pensions could be on the brink of something special in 2019, and with a number of high proﬁle initiatives in the wings (in spite of the political turmoil), Pensions Minister Guy Opperman is hopeful that a bumper pensions bill could make them a reality. Theo Andrew looks ahead for the year
Jack Gray talks to the chair of the Pensions Administration Standards Association (Pasa), Kim Gubler, about the importance of available and accurate data, how technology can improve pension administration and what the future holds for Pasa
With strikes, protests and corporate insolvencies making frequent headlines, Joe McGrath investigates the impact DB pensions have on companies and the public sector, beyond the ﬁnancial burden, and asks whether members are aware
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