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Estate agents sue Purplebricks

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On the go: Campaign group Contractors for Justice is to take legal action against online estate agent Purplebricks in a move reminiscent of gig workers’ bid to win holiday pay and pension rights.

Company fined £140k for thousands of pension cold calls

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On the go: A London-based company has been told to pay a £140,000 penalty by the Information Commissioner's Office after making more than 107,000 marketing calls to people about their pensions.

Govt to consult again on McCloud implementation in 2022

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The Cabinet Office, Home Office, Department for Education and Ministry of Defence have each opened consultations into the first phase of the McCloud remedy, covering regulations that will see all legacy schemes close to future accrual from March 2022. However, new consultations on phase two of the remedy will be launched next year.

Providers to book pensions guidance sessions from June

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On the go: Savers will be offered Pension Wise appointments if they want to access their defined contribution pensions from June 2022.

Union slammed as ‘at odds with reality’ as USS strike action begins

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On the go: Employers have once again hit out at the University and College Union over strike action set to commence on Wednesday.

Clara Pensions to begin accepting transfers after TPR clearance

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The Pensions Regulator has cleared consolidator Clara Pensions to begin accepting transfers, opening up a new endgame option for defined benefit schemes.

Govt to remove performance fees from DC charge cap

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The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation that will seek out policy proposals to exclude investment performance fees from the defined contribution charge cap.

Shadow pensions secretary appointed in reshuffle

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On the go: Jonathan Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, has landed the role of shadow work and pensions secretary, as part of a reshuffle of the shadow cabinet.

Ambassador to pay £80,000 for withholding pension information

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On the go: An ambassador has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 after being found guilty of withholding information from the Pensions Regulator.

Torrent of fraud cases overwhelms FCF’s finances

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CPD: As the number of cases of pensions fraud continues to rise, Stephanie Hawthorne looks how last year’s court ruling has led to a huge strain on the Fraud Compensation Fund’s reserves.