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Third of adults miss most obvious scams

Close to a third of adults missed the most obvious pension scams in a survey testing people's understanding of fraudsters' tricks, and 79 per cent said stricter rules and checks are needed to protect savers.

IGC reporting fails to identify value for money

Independent governance committees are failing to adequately report the value for money represented by their respective providers, according to a new report ranking the committees on scrutiny and transparency.

RLB tech engagement drive yields positive results

Quantity surveyor Rider Levett Bucknall has seen a marked increase in staff engagement with their pensions after it introduced an app for savers to view their pension savings and offered face-to-face meetings with experts.

DWP response on scams and guidance 'light on details'

The Department for Work and Pensions has said it will "continue to work swiftly" to bring in a cold-calling ban, but commentators have warned more needs to be done to protect vulnerable savers.

Auto-enrolment passes 1m employers

More than 1m employers have now enrolled their staff into a workplace pension, according to figures compiled by the Pensions Regulator.

It is time to take scheme administration more seriously

Analysis: The nuclear fallout from the demise of Carillion and the continued woes of Capita have dominated news bulletins in recent weeks.

Trinity Mirror commits to Northern & Shell schemes

Trinity Mirror has announced the proposed acquisition of Northern & Shell's publishing assets for a total purchase price of £126.7m. The buyer has agreed measures to support its acquisition’s pension schemes.

Combined Nuclear picks TDFs for flexibility

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The trustees of the industry-wide Combined Nuclear Pension Plan have added target date funds to its defined contribution scheme, having put the move on hold when the pension freedoms were first announced.

Govt ignores self-employed pensions in gig economy crack-down

The government is seeking to address concerns over working conditions in the so-called 'gig economy' by giving workers more protections and greater clarity around their rights, but has failed to address the issue of pension saving among the self-employed, according to industry commentators.

Now Pensions fined £70k for admin failings

The Pensions Regulator has fined the trustee and trust manager of Now Pensions in relation to persistent administration failures, and has given the embattled mastertrust until July to fix all of its issues.

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