Tim Sharp

From the blog: The government has floated well-intentioned reforms intended to strengthen the arm of regulators against dodgy bosses, but the proposed changes risk undermining trustees and making further scheme closures more likely.

The consultation on strengthening the Pensions Regulator closed on Tuesday. It comes after a succession of corporate scandals, notably the collapse of BHS, and resulting cuts to pension benefits.  

One challenge is that this is not just a pensions problem. The underlying instability is caused by a corporate system that allows equity owners to act with little regard to other stakeholders, including workers and pension scheme members.

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