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Pension schemes bill overshadowed by Brexit

A pension schemes bill has been included in the Queen’s Speech as expected, but critics say the government’s Brexit headaches and lack of majority mean it is little more than a manifesto pledge.

Poorest pensioners receive least government support

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On the go: The poorest fifth of UK pensioners are receiving up to £4,000 less in state benefit income than their richer counterparts, research reveals.

Women born in the 1950s lose state pension claim

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On the go: The High Court has ruled against the BackTo60 campaign group, who were seeking the restitution of their state pensions backdated to age 60.

TPR: 400 schemes fail to review data within three years

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator is demanding that four hundred pension schemes review their data urgently within six months as part of a crackdown on poor record-keeping, with tough sanctions for non-compliance.

Ombudsman upholds complaint against LGPS despite predator warning

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On the go: The Pensions Ombudsman has upheld a complaint against Hampshire County Council and the Hampshire Pension Fund involving a transferring member who fell victim to a scam.

Now Pensions among four new authorised master trusts

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has authorised a further four master trusts to continue operating in the defined contribution market, including the once embattled provider Now Pensions.

Now Pensions among four new authorised master trusts

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has authorised a further four master trusts to continue operating in the defined contribution market, including the once embattled provider Now Pensions.

New consultation fails to address NHS clinician concerns

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Doctors believe a new consultation offering greater pension flexibilities is not enough to stop them refusing extra shifts in the hard-pressed National Health Service, as experts demand an overhaul of the entire pensions tax system.

Aegon and Nest join list of authorised master trusts

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On the go: Nest, the master trust set up by the government to back auto-enrolment, has received authorisation from the Pensions Regulator, along with four other multi-employer schemes.

TPR prosecutes director for information breach

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator is taking legal action against a company director for failing to provide it with information – the latest in a string of prosecutions for section 72 breaches.