- Published on: 16-04-2019
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The British Medical Association (BMA) has criticised the government for not listening to, or advancing, proposals it has suggested to address the “perfect pensions storm” facing the National Health Service (NHS).
Commenting on the latest in a series of letters addressed to Chancellor Philip Hammond stated, BMA chair, consultant committee, Dr Rob Harwood said: “Having written to the Chancellor several times on this matter, we are disappointed the government has neither listened to us or advanced any proposals of its own to address the urgent issues we highlight, or even to acknowledge the solutions we recommend"
The government should consider scrapping the triple lock for state pensions in favour of uprating the state pension in line with average earnings, a House of Lords committee has said
The government will not legislate to allow pension schemes to retrospectively apply integration, also known as ‘clawback’, the controversial practice which allows schemes to reduce member payments once they reach state pension age
Pensions technology firm Origo has for the first time published the average pension cash transfer performance of the providers that use its digital transfer service
KCOM board directors have agreed an acquisition deal with the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) subsidiary, Bidco, worth £504m
Laura Blows talks to the Society of Pension Professionals president, Paul McGlone, about both the industry's and the society's latest developments.
Alex Mitchell, Head of Tracing & Data Solutions at Capita, meets Francesca Fabrizi, Editor in Chief of Pensions Age to discuss recent trends in the pensions tracing space
Francesca Fabrizi meets Craig Scordellis, Head of Long-Only Multi-Asset Credit at CQS, to discuss what MAC strategies can offer pension schemes today
Laura Blows speaks to PMI president Lesley Carline about how the institute is continuously adapting to cater to evolving industry requirements
Laura Blows speaks to the Pension Protection Fund's chief financial officer Andy McKinnon about the latest version of the PPF's Purple Book
Pensions Age speaks to NEST’s director of strategy, Zoe Alexander, about tackling the gender gap within retirement income provision
Francesca Fabrizi meets Ahmed Talhaoui, Head of International Product Strategy for BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group, to discuss how fixed income markets have evolved and what opportunities are available for pension funds to build robust portfolios
Laura Blows speaks to Matthew Bullock, Investment Director - Multi-Asset, Wellington Management, about absolute return strategies
Ever-increasing workloads, growing regulatory pressure, horror pensions stories in the press; there are times when it can seem difﬁcult to believe that the work is worthwhile and has a material value to members’ lives. But it’s always nice to remember the constructive ways the industry can help people make the most of their savings. Pensions Age asks: What work-based memories make you feel ‘warm and fuzzy’ for the difference it generated? We hear your ‘good news’ stories
As the Work and Pensions Committee prepares to send its ﬁndings from its inquiry into advisers’ contingent charging for transfers to the FCA, Theo Andrew takes a look at the responses, possible solutions and why ﬁnding a way out of this challenge continues to be a maze for the regulator
Faced with the possibility of closing its pensions scheme, insurance provider Saga thought outside the box to keep its scheme open to members, boosting their ﬁnancial wellbeing at the same time. Theo Andrew talks to Saga group HR director, Karen Caddick, about just how this was achieved