Blog: Top 20 most read stories of 2020

Although 2020 has been a year to forget for most, it has been one to remember for the pensions industry.

It has seemingly coped better than anyone could have predicted in the face of adversity and uncertainty, and progress has even been made in the form of the Pension Schemes Bill, the introduction of DB superfunds and moving towards more responsible investment.

The issue surrounding women's state pension age, involving the Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) and Backto60 campaign groups, has continued to hit the headlines this year, with the Court of Appeal dismissing the challenge against the Department for Work and Pensions.

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has been consulting on its new DB funding code, which drew significant commentary from the industry, and it’s no surprise to see it featuring in the top 10 most read stories.

With so many consultations launched this year, it was to be expected to see them feature heavily in the list, while the progress of the pensions dashboards also captured readers' attentions.

The Pensions Ombudsman has also been busy this year, with two stories relating to its decisions making the top 20, while the progression of the pensions dashboards also caught people’s eyes.

The topic represented the most in this year's list was, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Pension Schemes Bill, with the industry waiting with bated breath to see its impact in 2021.

Take a look at the full top 20 most read stories of 2020 here:

1. Appeal hearing date set for 1950s women affected by SPA changes
2. Public service scheme increases for 2020 announced
3. Guest comment: Norton Motorcycles – Pensioners taken for a complete ride
4. Pensions dashboards expected to launch in 2023
5. PDP publishes dashboard progress report and working papers
6. TPR launches DB funding code consultation
7. Fraudster gets 2-year jail term for £70,000 pension theft
8. Over two thirds optimistic about TPR DB funding code
9. TPO upholds complaint against Aviva
10. IDG commissions dashboard data research
11. Govt publishes small DC scheme consolidation consultation
12. 4 in 5 want to remove minimum AE age
13. DWP launches consultation on pension scheme climate risk governance and reporting
14. Nearly 1 in 3 pensions left untouched by people in their 60s
15. Lords debate Pension Schemes Bill Paris Agreement amendment
16. Launch of two pro trustee accreditations risks 'confusion' - Dalriada
17. Further Pension Schemes Bill amendments tabled ahead of report stage
18. £2.5bn of pension credit unclaimed - DWP
19. Pension Schemes Bill passes latest stage on road to becoming law
20. Three quarters of savers caught in net pay anomaly are women

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