DC & Auto-enrolmentRSS

The Cut: What reporting changes could mean for your scheme's financial statements

A catch-up on the statement of recommended practice for financial reporting issued for consultation today by the Pensions Research Accountants Group, including enhanced disclosure requirements on investment risk and valuation.

TfL faces fresh demands for contract worker DB membership

TfL faces fresh demands for contract worker DB membership

Transport union RMT has reignited calls for all Transport for London employees undertaking work on a contract basis to be allowed to join its defined benefit pension fund.

Low-cost passive DC loses ground as schemes seek 'smoothed' returns

The number of FTSE 100 trust-based defined contribution schemes using lower-cost, fully passive management for their default options has dropped by almost a half as diversified growth funds become more popular, research has found.

Selex empowers members on AVCs with website add-on

The Selex Pension Scheme has extended the functionality of its online pensions software as it seeks to drive engagement among its members.

Tech SME: scheme and fee transparency crucial to AE

Technology company Fluidata has said simplicity and transparency of pension arrangements and fees are key to smaller employers navigating auto-enrolment successfully, as it struggled to see value in private providers.

Charge cap consultation ramps up governance, weakens employers

News analysis: Defined contribution scheme representatives will see governance responsibilities increase after the pensions minister announces further reforms to ensure members get value – with a backdrop of industry debate on the charges cap.

SME achieves almost zero opt-outs after enrolling early

Chartered surveyor Dalcour Maclaren has secured a virtually entire take-up of its defined contribution plan since it auto-enrolled its small workforce last year, and now the company is looking to streamline administration of the scheme.

Budget prompts schemes to revisit lifestyle and annuity options

Schemes that default members into annuity brokerage services are considering the implications of last week’s Budget announcement, with calls for the rules around income drawdown to be simplified.

Budget 2014: How historic DC changes affect your scheme

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News analysis: Defined contribution scheme managers and trustees have seen their default investment strategies rendered “not fit for purpose” by this week’s historic Budget changes, which have fundamentally changed the run-up to retirement for workplace savers.

Experts question multi-asset suitability for younger savers

Data analysis: The rise of multi-asset funds in defined contribution schemes has fed criticism over whether these strategies are taking a sufficient level of investment risk for 20-somethings with a long-term savings horizon.

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