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Govt greenlights dashboards but timetable questioned

On the go: Pension schemes will be allowed up to four years to submit data to the pensions dashboard, sparking concerns that services appearing later this year will not be comprehensive.

‘Large casualties’ expected as master trust authorisation window closes

On the go: Thirty master trusts have applied for authorisation to the Pensions Regulator by the closing date for applications of March 31. A further 10 schemes have been granted an extension and are expected to file an application in the coming weeks.

Select committee gives pension industry low marks for transparency

On the go: The pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman, and John Glen, the economic secretary to HM Treasury, were grilled by the Work and Pensions Committee investigating pension costs and transparency on Wednesday.

Firefighters case demonstrates need for clarity over pensionable pay

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A recent High Court decision that overtime payments for firefighters in Wales are pensionable has highlighted the importance of clarity and collaboration regarding pensionable status when new types of pay are introduced, lawyers have said.

Scammer sentenced to three years in prison

On the go: A trustee has been jailed after fraudulently taking more than £29,000 from a pension scheme.

Charity blames insolvency on pension costs and local govt rules

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A charity in Northern Ireland has announced it is closing this month, citing pension costs and a lack of flexibility in the region's local government scheme as the reason behind its insolvency.

Government gives green light to CDC schemes, but questions remain

The government has given the go-ahead to collective defined contribution schemes, but experts say its consultation response has left a number of issues unaddressed.

PPF seeks member representative for board position

On the go: The Pension Protection Fund is taking a novel approach to recruitment, seeking a board member who has been compensated by the fund.

National Pension Trust files for authorisation days before deadline

On the go: With just days to go before the deadline of March 31, the National Pension Trust has submitted its application to The Pensions Regulator for master trust authorisation.

Field condemns TPR failure to act on Johnston Press pension

On the go: The chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee has condemned the Pensions Regulator’s finding that restructured publisher Johnston Press did not use a ‘pre-pack’ insolvency to avoid its pension obligations.