Snaps from PIPA 2017

PIPA 2017

Here are the best snapshots from the 18th annual Pension and Investment Provider Awards at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, hosted by comedian Hal Cruttenden.

No end to liability build-up for charity schemes

Some of the worst-funded not-for-profit scheme sponsors are unable to cease future accrual or limit future membership as defined benefit affordability continues to pose a threat to the sector.

HP sets up trustee company in simplification push

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The Hewlett Packard Limited Retirement Benefits Plan has changed the structure of its trustee board to a trustee company, in a move to simplify processes while increasing scrutiny of trustee actions. 

Schemes urged to take action on data security

Pension schemes must use the next 12 months to review and update data protection practices, industry experts have urged, ahead of new rules which could result in huge fines for trustees.

PIPA 2017: And the winners are...

PIPA 2017

Pensions Expert reveals the winners of the 18th annual Pension and Investment Provider Awards.

BA judgment shows value of diligent minute-taking

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British Airways has lost a legal battle against the Airways Pension Scheme involving the trustees' decision to introduce a 0.2 per cent discretionary increase, as experts have stressed the importance of carefully documenting all decision-making processes.

Comment & Analysis

How can we improve longevity tools?

Murray Wright

Murray Wright from JLT Employee Benefits explains what small schemes can do when trying to estimate how long their members live.

Bring the self-employed in from the cold

Darren Philp

The self-employed need stronger incentives to save if they are to avoid being 'underpensioned', says Darren Philp from the People's Pension.

Videos & Podcasts

A closer look at the main parties' pension proposals

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Podcast: From a double lock to a flexible state pension age, Malcolm McLean, senior consultant at Barnett Waddingham, and Edward Brown, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, discuss the pension policies the political parties have proposed in their manifestos ahead of the election on June 8.

DB green paper: Can it strike a balance?

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Video: What do businesses say about the defined benefit green paper's focus on regulation, and where do unions have concerns about member protection? Rachel Smith, principal labour market economist at the Confederation of British Industry and Tim Sharp, policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, give their views.

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