Looking back: Top 20 most read stories of 2023

The past year has been yet another busy one for the pensions industry, with two pension ministers, well over a dozen consultations and calls for evidence, and countless reforms and initiatives for the industry to get to grips with.

It's probably unsurprising that the Mansion House reforms and the Autumn Statement updates were a key feature in the top 20 most read stories on Pensions Age this year, alongside the bumper crop of pension tax reforms announced as part of the Spring Budget.

But perhaps one of the most prominent debates during the year was around the state pension triple lock, with the news that pensioners were set to receive a "substantial" rise bringing welcome relief, after reports had suggested that the government had been considering breaking the triple lock promise due to concerns over the rising cost.

Issues directly effecting members have also received growing attention over past year, including the Capita cyber incident, the Waspi campaign, and changes to the NHS pension scheme.

All of this was alongside key updates on a number of ongoing initiatives, including the first steps to extend auto-enrolment to more savers and work to bring pensions dashboards to savers.

Our top 20 also included a number of political updates, following Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak’s reshuffle earlier this year, including the departure of Laura Trott, and the appointment of a new Pensions Minister, Paul Maynard.

Take a look at the full top 20 most read stories of 2023 here:

1. Triple lock to provide 'substantial' rise in state pension for second year running
2. DWP announces pensions dashboards 'reset'
3. Capita to face class action lawsuit over data breach
4. Mercer admin business sale creates new company Aptia
5. Updated: The latest pension updates from the Autumn Statement 2023
6. Govt pushes ahead with planned changes for NHS pension scheme
7. Spring Budget 2023: Govt to abolish LTA; AA and MPAA increased
8. Autumn Statement 23: Chancellor stands by state pension triple lock
9. Updated: UK pension schemes reveal impact of cyber breach
10. Blog: International Women's Day 2023: Embracing equity
11. Royal Mail Pension Plan trustee agrees early release of RMPP escrow
12. Autumn Statement 23: Chancellor launches consultation on ‘pot for life’ model
13. State pension triple lock cost forecast to reach £9bn in 2024/25
14. Wilko DB pension scheme enters PPF assessment
15. UPDATED: Chancellor unveils Mansion House reforms
16. Updated: Laura Trott moved to Treasury; Opperman moved to transport
17. High Court ‘overturns 25-year consensus’ on contracted-out DB schemes’ amendments
18. Pensions dashboards connection deadline set for 31 October 2026
19. 'Major victory' for Waspi campaign as PHSO agrees to review stage 2 report
20. Paul Maynard confirmed as Minister for Pensions

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