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    1. January 28, 2016

      Watchdog warns on protections in Master Trust pensions

      Nearly 4m workers are saving into workplace pensions that may not have adequate protection for their members. The...

    2. January 12, 2016

      Half of small businesses struggle with new pensions

      Almost half the UK’s small businesses do not fully understand how to set up workplace pension schemes, as a deadline...

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    1. The Future of Retirement

      Many savers are using new pension freedoms to set up businesses. Is a new generation o...
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    1. January 6, 2016

      Pensions regulator prepares to act against small employers

      The UK Pensions Regulator is preparing to take action against employers who break new rules on providing pensions for...

    2. December 23, 2015

      Pensions minister asks employers to plug tax relief gap

      The UK pensions minister has suggested employers could take the step of compensating hundreds of thousands of low...

    3. December 13, 2015

      1,000 defined benefit pension plans ‘unlikely’ to pay in full

      About 1,000 private-sector pension schemes, including 25 of the largest in the UK, are “highly unlikely” to pay their...

    4. December 3, 2015

      Private sector pension deficit rises to £244bn

      The combined deficit of thousands of private sector pension schemes swelled to £244bn in the year to the end of March,...

    5. November 16, 2015

      Pensions minister presses regulator to better protect low earners

      The UK Pensions Regulator is facing demands from the pensions minister to do more to protect low earners at risk of...

    6. October 20, 2015

      Regulator eyes workplace pension tax quirk

      An industry watchdog is considering a review over concerns that employees are unwittingly being enrolled into workplace...

    7. October 16, 2015

      Government to act over unstable pension schemes

      The government is to act on concerns that retirement savers are being put at risk by financially unstable pension...

    8. October 15, 2015

      Pensions regulator probes ‘master trust’ schemes

      The Pensions Regulator is looking into the workplace pension market as a “matter or urgency” after raising concerns...

    9. October 12, 2015

      Pension savers lose £13.3m in ‘scam’

      Hundreds of savers lost over £13m in a suspected sting, the Pensions Regulator has revealed, as it warned savers to be...

    10. October 12, 2015

      Complaints to pensions regulator step up

      The number of whistleblowing reports to the Pensions Regulator has surged by a third in the past year, suggesting some...

    11. September 3, 2015

      Pensions watchdog warns on late valuations of UK schemes

      The Pensions Regulator has warned it has a “low tolerance” for schemes failing to provide valuations on time, as...

    12. August 5, 2015

      Corporate threads behind Coats’ longevity

      When Coats held a conference for its 106 most senior managers in Macau in May, it calculated that they had worked at...

    13. July 30, 2015

      UK pensions savers urged to name providers charging high fees

      Savers are being asked to name pension providers who charge high fees for transferring or cashing in savings early, as...

    14. July 26, 2015

      More than half of FTSE 350 companies have risky pensions

      The defined benefit pension schemes of more than half of FTSE 350 companies are invested heavily in high-risk assets,...

    15. June 1, 2015

      Backing for regulator’s move on workplace pensions

      Consumer groups have “strongly welcomed” moves by the regulator to plug a regulatory gap that leaves millions of...

    16. May 29, 2015

      Fraud protection a priority, says pensions regulator chief

      Stronger safeguards for workplace savers are high on the agenda for the new pensions watchdog as fears of scams rise...

    17. May 22, 2015

      Funding shortfall for final salary pensions worsens

      Funding shortfalls in many defined benefit pension schemes are expected to have worsened despite £44bn of extra...

    18. May 19, 2015

      Pensions for nannies spark black market warning

      Nanny agencies are warning of a growing “black market” in childcare as middle-class parents resort to cash-in-hand...

    19. May 1, 2015

      Fears over ‘new dawn’ for final salary pension transfers

      Landmark pension changes which came into force last month could not have come at a better moment for those companies...

    20. March 30, 2015

      Watchdog probes sale of financial data

      The UK’s data watchdog is investigating claims that financial details of thousands of people approaching retirement has...

    21. March 17, 2015

      Regulators step up warnings against pension scams

      Regulators have stepped up warnings to savers about the dangers of pension scams, just weeks ahead of the launch of a...

    22. January 16, 2015

      UK pensions reforms open door for scams

      Fraudsters will take advantage of reforms that give people more control over their retirement savings, industry figures...

    23. July 25, 2014

      New crackdown on pension ‘liberation’

      A new hard-hitting campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the dangers of cashing in pension savings early as...

    24. July 18, 2014

      Pensions and the risks of de-risking

      Deep within the balance sheets of some of the UK’s largest companies lingers a trillion-pound headache. These are...

    25. April 9, 2014

      Pension schemes should be better at counting their costs

      Final salary pension schemes are corporate dinosaurs. Other ways for employers to provide for retirement are evolving...

    26. December 6, 2013

      Pension guidelines are cold comfort

      Stephen Soper, the interim chief executive of the Pensions Regulator, has noticed that bankrupting a company to make...

    27. December 2, 2013

      New rules for diverting UK pension contributions

      Companies that want to cut contributions to underfunded pension schemes in order to invest more in their businesses...

    28. November 19, 2013

      Pensions regulator in warning on ABC deals

      Pension scheme trustees should be wary of signing on to a pledge of assets that allows employers to reduce...

    29. November 16, 2013

      GPG shares fall as pensions regulator uncovers underfunded schemes

      Guinness Peat Group has said it expects to receive regulatory notices demanding that it bolsters its underfunded...

    30. November 15, 2013

      Pensions regulator warns of ‘race to bottom’ over charges cap

      The Pensions Regulator has expressed deep reservations about plans to cap charges related to workplace pensions, saying...

    31. November 7, 2013

      New pension plan options proposed

      Employers would be able to offer salary-linked pension plans but walk away from some retirement promises if they became...

    32. October 21, 2013

      Apollo’s takeover of Cooper Tire hits snag over UK pensions

      Apollo Tyres’ attempt to acquire Cooper Tire of the US has hit a new obstacle in the form of Cooper’s underfunded UK...

    33. July 16, 2013

      Regulator seeks judicial guidance on pension liberation

      A High Court case is to examine the extent of the Pensions Regulator’s powers to deal with “pensions liberation”...

    34. July 1, 2013

      HMRC announces pension fraud clampdown

      HM Revenue & Customs is set to deregister up to 500 “dubious” pension providers as part of a countrywide crackdown on...

    35. June 23, 2013

      UK pension trustees gain new takeover rights

      On April 22, the UK Takeover Panel confirmed amendments to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, giving trustees of...

    36. June 20, 2013

      Final salary pension regulatory obligations are ‘overblown’

      Most UK companies say that the need to pour extra money into their final-salary pension schemes to cover deficits is...

    37. May 20, 2013

      Pension Protection Fund warns of levy increase

      The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) – the statutory safety net underpinning employers’ pension promises – has warned that...

    38. May 12, 2013

      Kodak defends pension plan settlement

      The recent attack in FTfm by John Ralfe on the integrity of the Pensions Regulator using the settlement negotiated...

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