The ultimate guide to passing a trustee interview

Any Other Business: Selection is the new election. More and more trustee boards are choosing new additions to their ranks themselves rather than leaving board composition to a democratic vote, according to experts.

Worker status at centre of draft bill on gig economy

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The Work and Pensions Committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have published a draft bill and a report on workers’ rights and the gig economy.

Forces win back payout for family bereavement

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The Ministry of Defence has agreed to introduce the Short-Term Family Pension to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015. The provision, which is in place for members of the 1975 scheme, was not carried over to the new 2015 scheme.

Gina Miller: Brexit could change retirement attitudes

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Economic turmoil induced by the UK’s exit from the EU might tempt savers to draw from their retirement pots sooner, according to Gina Miller, founding partner at wealth manager SCM Direct.

Comment & Analysis

Employers must review pensions and rewards

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Lady Barbara Judge says companies must understand the importance of pensions if they are to attract and retain talent.

An age-old problem

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Editorial: There is currently an advert on some trains that promotes a privacy filter for computer screens. Unfortunately such devices are yet to be invented for phones.

Overcoming behavioural biases in retirement saving

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Applying behavioural interventions in a simple and personalised manner could generate more optimal savings decisions, says Columbia Threadneedle’s Chris Wagstaff.

Videos & Podcasts

Cyber security: Is your scheme protected?

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Podcast: Cyber security has risen up the agenda for pension funds in recent years. In the wake of ransomware attacks affecting computer systems across the world, and with new data protection requirements on the horizon, Margaret Snowdon, chairman of the Pensions Administration Standards Association, and Dan Taylor, client director at third-party administrator Trafalgar House, explain how trustees can safeguard their schemes.

How trustees and employers can support member decisions

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Podcast: How can trustees and employers provide support on members' financial decisions without being subject to regulation? Kate Smith, head of pensions at provider Aegon, and Mike Crowe, trustee representative at Dalriada Trustees, discuss the Financial Conduct Authority's employer and trustee factsheet and what can be done to improve members' financial wellbeing. 

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.

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