Increase caps add to rules lottery amid inflation spike

The consumer price index spiked by almost half a per cent in the year to December 2016, narrowing the ‘rules lottery’ gap between the official inflation measure and the retail price index.

Industry finds no easy answers in dividends v deficits debate

Most FTSE 100 companies could clear their pension deficits in less than two years by withholding dividends, new research says. Experts have called for more focus on the contrast between dividend payments and deficit repair contributions, though others say there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Cost scrutiny intensifies as TTF calls for select committee inquiry

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has been asked to launch a fresh inquiry into charges levied on pension savings, as campaigners warned price inefficiencies reach far beyond investment costs.

LafargeHolcim reconstructs DC scheme


Building materials giant LafargeHolcim has changed the default fund and administration of its defined contribution pension scheme following a value-for-money assessment.

Telegraph welcomes smart beta addition to TDFs

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Telegraph Media Group has welcomed the downside protection brought in by the addition of smart beta to its default defined contribution target date funds, despite concerns over hidden dangers within the investment style.

Johnson Service Group adds £1.5m on top of recovery plan

Textile rental provider Johnson Service Group has committed to paying £1.5m to its defined benefit scheme following the £8.25m sale of its dry cleaning business to Timpson Group.

Comment & Analysis

How the MiFID II policy statement will affect you

Kim Newell-Chebator

Kim Newell Chebator explains how new MiFID II regulations on data and trading will affect investors from next year.

PPF: Act on levy rules now

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The Pension Protection Fund’s David Taylor reveals what schemes can expect from the PPF’s levy determination at the end of March.

Treading the line between guidance and advice

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Dalriada Trustees' Greig McGuinness explains why it is crucial for trustees to know what they don't know.


How the PLSA's taskforce wants to change DB

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Video: As the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has highlighted four areas for potential change to the defined benefit landscape, Ashok Gupta, who chairs its DB Taskforce, talks about the proposals and the taskforce's aims.

How the rate cut affects your scheme

Lynda Whitney interview on interest rate cut

Video: As the Bank of England has cut rates and launched into a new round of quantitative easing, what are the effects on pension schemes and where can they seek cover? Aon Hewitt partner Lynda Whitney gives answers.

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