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Bradford accounts manager accused of workplace pension cover-up

On the go: The Pensions Regulator has bared its teeth against a Bradford-based accounts manager who allegedly covered up a failure to provide workplace pensions at a string of restaurants.

Pensions cold-calling bill passes through Parliament

On the go: Pensions cold-calling will finally be banned from January, after a string of delays in legislating against what has been a scourge of UK savers.

Uber loses appeal over driver employment rights

On the go: Judges have dismissed an appeal against a ruling that Uber’s drivers should be treated as workers rather than as self-employed.

Kingman: FRC should be replaced with new independent regulator

On the go: The Financial Reporting Council should be replaced as soon as possible with a new independent regulator with clear statutory powers and objectives, an independent review of the council has recommended.

TPR investigates suspected £18m pension fraud

On the go: Six people have been interviewed by Essex Police under caution in connection with a suspected pension fraud as part of a criminal investigation by the Pensions Regulator.

Savers unfazed by AE contribution rises

Auto-enrolment savers have proved indifferent to a rise in their contribution rates imposed earlier this year, according to research, but the government remains unconvinced by the case for using inertia to tackle low self-employed saving rates.

Regulator appoints Charles Counsell as new chief executive

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has announced the appointment of Charles Counsell as its new chief executive.  

Chappell fined more than £124k for failing to reveal info about BHS sale

On the go: Dominic Chappell, the director and majority shareholder of the company that bought BHS for £1, has been ordered to pay more than £124,000 for failing to hand over information to the Pensions Regulator.

FCA examines barriers to investing in patient capital

Experts have welcomed a recently published Financial Conduct Authority consultation, which seeks to address barriers the watchdog's rules may present to investment in patient capital, but concerns remain over the suitability of this type of investment for defined contribution schemes.

TPR warns trustees to check scheme status or fall foul of the law

On the go: Trustees of some pension schemes may be in the dark over their status, potentially leading them to fall foul of master trust legislation that could close their scheme.