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Government appoints first CEO of single financial guidance body

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On the go: The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed John Govett as the first chief executive officer of the new single financial guidance body.

The Weekly Wrap: July 13 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from a blocked pay rise for BT's chief executive, to parliamentary allegations of pension theft.

Should the FCA have brought in a charge cap for drawdown?

Podcast: Last month, the Financial Conduct Authority released its long-awaited Retirement Outcomes Review. Daniela Silcock, head of policy research at the Pensions Policy Institute, and Nathan Long, senior pension analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, discuss the FCA's consultation, including its decision not to impose a charge cap for drawdown products.

The Weekly Wrap: July 6 edition

A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from the possibility of Scottish pension pooling, to free bus travel for women affected by an increase in their state pension age.

PA Consulting completes full buyout with PIC

On the go: Pension Insurance Corporation has concluded a full buyout of all members of the PA Pension Scheme, covering £850m of liabilities and approximately 2,400 members.

The Weekly Wrap: June 29 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from US schemes re-evaluating their relationships with KKR over the Toys R Us collapse, to a trans woman being wrongly denied a female state pension. 

What next for the Pensions Regulator?

Podcast: Last month, chief executive of the Pensions Regulator Lesley Titcomb said she would be leaving the watchdog at the end of her contract in February 2019. The announcement came only a few months after the release of the government's defined benefit white paper, which outlined a vision for a stronger regulator with new powers. Sir Steve Webb, director of policy at pension and investment provider Royal London, and Janet Brown, partner at law firm Sackers, discuss Titcomb's legacy and the future of the regulator.

Smart Pension fined for failure to report missing contributions

On the go: Smart Pension's trustee has been fined by the Pensions Regulator for failing to report unpaid pension contributions to members and the watchdog.

The Weekly Wrap – June 22 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week – from allegations of factory-gating at UK companies, to fishy foul play in a divorce settlement.

Regulator explains quicker, clearer, tougher

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Video: The Pensions Regulator has promised to be quicker, clearer and tougher in its new approach to regulating DB schemes, but what does it actually mean? Nicola Parish, executive director of frontline regulation, talks DB criminal sanctions, corporate activity and superfunds in this interview with Pensions Expert.

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