With the Dashboard prototype delivered to spec, to time and under budget, The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA), the independent body dedicated to driving up standards in pension administration, is urging the industry not to derail its positive progress with arguments over data.
Published: 6 May 2017
Now that it’s two years on since the introduction of the pension changes, please see comments below on the impact of this. Article from Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work.
Published: 29 April 2017
People with overseas pensions are urged to review their retirement savings, in the light of a new charge. From Trevor Simms, Founder and Managing Director of Birchwood Investment Management.
Published: 21 April 2017
There is mounting evidence of significantly increased final salary scheme transfer activity taking place in recent months. Evidence of increased activity; Risks to investors Risks to industry; Four important tests to consider ahead of a transfer. What about employer insolvency or scheme failure; what about the high transfer values? From Tom McPhail, Head of policy, Hargreaves Lansdown.
Published: 16 April 2017
People are still living longer, but recent improvements are lower than previously expected. Insurers and reinsurers are beginning to reflect this emerging information. Comment from Glyn Bradley, Principal in Mercer’s Innovation, Policy and Research team.
Published: 31 March 2017
The UK has nearly 36,000 trust-based DC pension schemes, over 90 percent of which are tiny (with fewer than 12 members).
Published: 11 March 2017
With the Budget due soon, here’s a quick summary of the current state of play on pension taxation. Tom McPhail, Head of retirement policy – Hargreaves Lansdowne.
Published: 6 March 2017
The government’s green paper on the security and sustainability of defined benefit pension schemes shows there is no coherent, long-term policy for tackling the challenges facing occupational pensions provision, Prospect union warned today. Comment from Prospect union deputy general secretary Dai Hudd.
Published: 26 February 2017
The DWP has this morning published its consultation on possible reforms to Defined Benefits pension schemes. The paper focuses on four broad areas of possible reform; Funding and Investment; Employer Contributions and Affordability; Member Protection; and Consolidation of Schemes. From Tom McPhail, Head of retirement policy at Hargreaves Lansdowne.
Published: 23 February 2017
The Pension Regulator has released data on Trust based defined contribution pension schemes - a type of pension that accounts for 41 percent of active pension members. The release shines a light on some key themes. From Nathan Long – Senior Pension Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.
Published: 6 February 2017