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Life events key to engagement, report finds

Moving house, getting a job or starting a family could be the best moments to get people saving, a new report says, but stresses the risks of engagement and continued role of default options.

Retail platforms review could be 'benchmark' for institutional side


The Financial Conduct Authority has kick-started a review into retail platforms to understand if the fast-growing market provides value for money to consumers, as some have called for extending its scope to the institutional side.

Pensions have got a little more equal

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Editorial: The Supreme Court's decision to grant Mr Walker’s husband spousal benefit entitlements as if he were a wife should be applauded. But it is sad to learn that UK law still enshrined unequal treatment of gay people.

Pension law slowly catches up with society on equal rights

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The Supreme Court has overruled the Equalities Act 2010 in Walker v Innospec, meaning pension schemes can no longer refuse pensions to same-sex spouses for pre-2005 service, but has stopped short of giving equal pension rights to a part-time worker.

In numbers: TPR, ombudsman, Nest

From the blog: Monday saw the Pensions Regulator, the Pensions Ombudsman and Nest all issue their annual reports, so what were the key figures they revealed?


The regulator focused on the auto-enrolment success story, while the ombudsman noted a shift in complaints from scams to transfers (and overpayments). Nest meanwhile pointed to the vast numbers of employers and employees it deals with daily.


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Qinetiq shields funding level with boost to LDI

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The Qinetiq Pension Scheme has seen a £605m boost to its liability-driven investments and has begun discussions over its long-term future as it nears full funding.

Savings not sweets

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Editorial: Employees value having a workplace pension. What’s more: young people are more likely to recognise the need for a pension.

An industry under pressure

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It had to happen at some point: the Financial Conduct Authority has set its sights on the investment consulting market.

Between the lines

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Editorial: Was it because she needed to be at Ascot later that day that the Queen’s Speech seemed shorter this time?

Queen's Speech omits pensions as focus is firmly on Brexit

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After the intensity and frequency of debate and consultation on pension issues, the industry is left in limbo by the government’s legislative programme.

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