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    1. August 22, 2016

      Pensions: Low yields, high stress

      The 400,000 savers and members of the Central States Pension Fund, set up in 1955 to provide for truckers in their...

    2. August 14, 2016

      The week’s news in brief: August 15

      • Helena Morrissey is to step aside as chief executive of Newton Investment Management after 15 years in charge of the...

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    1. August 10, 2016

      Parliament must probe company pensions crisis, says ex-minister

      The UK’s former pensions minister has called for MPs to launch an inquiry into company pensions, saying they have been...

    2. August 4, 2016

      Bank of England interest rate cut widens pension funding gap

      The funding gap of British pensions has hit a record high of £945bn after the Bank of England cut interest rates and...

    3. July 31, 2016

      Government to keep the triple lock on state pension until 2020

      The government has said a pledge to keep the “triple lock” on the state pension will remain in place for the rest of...

    4. July 31, 2016

      Lifetime Isa critics fear pensions hit

      The Treasury has been accused of hiding the true impact of a new savings policy for the under-40s, amid fears that...

    5. July 21, 2016

      Former pensions minister says she was ‘frozen out’ of Tata talks

      A former government minister has claimed she was frozen out of ministerial talks on a rescue plan for Tata’s UK...

    6. July 15, 2016

      Ros Altmann quits as pensions minister

      Two of the Conservatives’ most outspoken female talents have stepped down from the government in the latest move in...

    7. The Exchange

      July 13, 2016

      Why cutting UK interest rates now is too risky

      The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee meets this week and expectations are high that it will ease policy to...

    8. July 10, 2016

      The week: July 11

      • Commercial property funds in the UK endured a tough week, with seven large vehicles holding £15bn between them forced...

    9. July 7, 2016

      UK companies in line for help on pension deficits

      New ways for company pension schemes to calculate the cost of future promises to members are being reviewed by the...

    10. July 6, 2016

      Not even QE justifies easy-does-it approach to pension deficits

      The cheap pound takes with one hand even as it gives with the other. Weak sterling allows British exporters to undercut...

    11. April 27, 2016

      Pensions minister defends rising spending on the elderly

      The pensions minister has defended growing spending on benefits for elderly people amid concerns that younger...

    12. April 19, 2016

      Fund ‘pensions are great’ campaign, minister urges industry

      Pension providers have been urged to fund a publicity campaign for pensions as uncertainty clouds the future of the...

    13. March 9, 2016

      Pensions minister warns on master trusts

      The pensions minister is “keen” to strengthen the industry regulator’s powers as fears rise that savers risk losing...

    14. March 7, 2016

      NHS referred to regulator over cash-for-pensions deal

      The NHS has been referred to the regulator over concerns that a new deal offering nurses cash in lieu of a pension...

    15. March 6, 2016

      UK pensions need reform not revolution

      By deciding against the imposition of sweeping changes to private pensions, George Osborne has retreated from the brink...

    16. March 3, 2016

      Scale of opposition tests George Osborne’s radical pension plans

      George Osborne is no stranger to risk-taking. But even the chancellor could be forgiven for baulking at the scale of...

    17. March 3, 2016

      Minister takes on Treasury over pension Isa

      George Osborne is facing mounting pressure from within government to rule out radical changes to pensions tax relief,...

    18. February 18, 2016

      Pensions minister slams NHS trust’s opt-out scheme

      The pensions minister said on Thursday it was unacceptable for employers to “entice” staff out of their pensions,...

    19. February 14, 2016

      Israel boycott ban triggers pension protest

      More than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling on the UK government to abandon proposals that have been widely...

    20. February 12, 2016

      Beware Amazon pensions, warns UK minister

      It is difficult to know how to address Ros Altmann. For those working alongside her in London’s Westminster, there are...

    21. February 5, 2016

      Pension firms ‘hide’ free guidance services

      Pension providers have been accused of hiding information from their customers on free guidance services that encourage...

    22. February 4, 2016

      Pensions minister warns on business costs

      The government has warned that forcing employers to increase contributions to staff pensions too quickly could be risky...

    23. 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...

    24. December 6, 2015

      Ban on Israel divestment angers pension officials

      The UK government has angered some of the country’s most senior pension officials over proposed rules that have been...

    25. 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...

    26. November 11, 2015

      New state pension ‘mis-sold’, says minister

      Significant reforms to the state pension, due to roll out next year, have been mis-sold, according the pensions...

    27. November 1, 2015

      QE ‘acted like an opaque tax’ on pension funds

      When central banks in the US, the UK and elsewhere in Europe announced plans to pump trillions of dollars into their...

    28. October 28, 2015

      UK MPs to probe reforms to state pension

      MPs will investigate how the government has told people about a planned overhaul of the state pension, in response to...

    29. July 28, 2015

      Pensions minister and chancellor divided

      In the heat of the fiercely contested 2015 election battle, the Conservatives took the decision to bring one of the...

    30. July 28, 2015

      Death knell sounds for UK executive pensions

      Ministers are considering scrapping “regressive” pension tax breaks for higher earners, amid claims that executives at...

    31. July 27, 2015

      Call for help for women who lose out on state pension

      Hundreds of thousands of women who will not qualify for the new state pension, unlike men of the same age, should be...

    32. July 24, 2015

      Scammers use aggressive tactics to defraud pension savers

      Scammers are turning to aggressive tactics to defraud savers of their pensions, including constant telephone calls and...

    33. July 16, 2015

      Pensions minister questions Osborne plan

      The pensions minister Ros Altmann has said the government’s proposals to tax pensions in a similar way to individual...

    34. July 3, 2015

      ‘Workplace Isa’ to shake up UK retirement saving

      The UK pensions minister has floated the idea of workers being offered new forms of retirement saving — rather than...

    35. June 28, 2015

      Pressure grows on mortgage lenders to help older borrowers

      Mortgage lenders are coming under increasing pressure to offer loans to older borrowers, who are encountering...

    36. June 7, 2015

      Zombie scheme haunts the Pension Protection Fund

      Should the new chief executive of the UK pensions regulator take a tougher line on approving the restructuring of...

    37. June 5, 2015

      Friends Life U-turn on pension cash

      Friends Life, the pensions provider, has apologised to its customers after reversing plans to offer them new flexible...

    38. June 5, 2015

      Steve Webb: My legacy is the single-tier state pension

      As the UK’s longest-serving pensions minister, Steve Webb was at the centre of historic reforms that will change the...

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