Government's s75 proposals are a 'missed opportunity'

Experts have welcomed the government’s recent consultation proposing a new deferred debt arrangement for employers in multi-employer pension schemes, but concerns over complexity of employer debt regulation remain.

JLR meets members halfway with Care switch

JLR switches to Care

Jaguar Land Rover is switching its defined benefit schemes from final salary to a career average revalued earnings structure, as companies look to cut costs and manage risk while keeping employees on board.

Tata could inject £520m into BSPS in RAA bid

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Tata Steel has reportedly offered to contribute £520m to the British Steel Pension Scheme as part of a bid to reach a regulated apportionment arrangement with UK pension authorities.

FKI scheme winds up and moves members to mastertrust

Trustees of the defined contribution FKI Group Pension Plan have agreed to wind up the scheme, transferring active members to a mastertrust, as experts note governance and cost management benefits.

Experts call for mandatory guidance as FCA targets advice take-up

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The Financial Conduct Authority will prioritise retirement income provision within pensions in 2017-18, addressing perceived problems with consumers who do not take regulated financial advice, as some argue schemes should organise Pension Wise sessions by default.

Election news sparks industry speculation

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Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election on June 8 this year has left pension commentators divided over the effect this might have on pensions policy.

Comment & Analysis

Press the mute button

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Editorial: A mute button would sometimes be useful for trustees as the volume is cranking up ahead of the election on June 8.

Mastertrusts have the next milestone in sight

How the model’s next wave will help shore up DC pension provision for UK employers.

Helping employers offer apprenticeships

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The Pensions Management Institute's Neil Scott explains how the PMI supports employers offering apprenticeships.

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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.

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.

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