The Work and Pensions Committee has this week launched an inquiry into self-employment and the so-called gig economy, focusing on pensions as well as universal credit, support and labour market participation.
The Shipbuilding Industries Pension Scheme has given certain members of its Fleet Support section the choice to rejoin a public service pension scheme as part of the government’s 'new fair deal' policy, but experts say it might not all be plain sailing.
The actions of central banks have helped fuel returns since the end of the financial crisis and increased correlations between assets. Diversification may not seem so important in a world of rising asset prices, but its virtues will become all too apparent when the market turns.
The Pensions Regulator is demanding that trustees report on record-keeping in the scheme return and has issued new guidance, after conducting a survey which found that too many are not measuring members’ data.
The government has this week launched a consultation on the methodology for equalisation of guaranteed minimum pensions, indicating commitment to the issue, which goes back to EU law, despite the Brexit vote.
New plans announced by the Financial Conduct Authority will require annuity providers to make consumers aware of rival deals before they purchase an annuity, and some experts say there should be similar rules for other retirement products.
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Video: Jay Shah, head of origination at specialist insurer Pension Insurance Corporation, and Susan Anyan, client director at professional trustee company Capital Cranfield, break down the impact of Brexit on schemes' ability and desire to derisk.