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Notts to report itself to TPR after employers botch data

The Nottinghamshire County Council Pension Fund is set to report itself to the Pensions Regulator after failing to produce some of its annual benefit statements on time.

Changes to authorisation affecting some master trusts

Last-minute changes made to the master trust authorisation process by the Pensions Regulator have made it hard for a number of schemes to apply, a senior master trust figure has said.

High Court: Schemes must equalise GMPs

Defined benefit schemes must equalise guaranteed minimum pensions between men and women, the High Court has ruled, in a decision that could cost FTSE 100 companies alone up to £15bn.

Worcestershire puts JPMorgan AM back on watch

The Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund has placed JPMorgan Asset Management "on watch" for the continued underperformance of its emerging markets equities mandate, just six months after removing its added scrutiny of the manager.

Ford set to offer partial transfers

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Ford has agreed to offer members of its defined benefit scheme the right to partially transfer out half of their pension as cash at retirement, allowing former employees greater flexibility in their benefits.

Nest looks to online gaming for self-employed pensions

Master trust Nest is trialling incentive-based approaches, including methods used in online gaming and prize draws, with the aim of raising the rate of self-employed workers who save into a pension.

Barnet in TPR breach as Capita misses payments

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The London Borough of Barnet Council has reported itself to the Pensions Regulator after failing to produce 447 pension benefit statements on time.

Opperman aims for bumper summer pensions bill

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The minister for pensions and financial inclusion, Guy Opperman, has stated his intention to deliver a “very substantial” bill addressing multiple areas of pensions regulation in the summer of 2019.

Government to legislate for CDC

The Work and Pensions Committee has published a letter from Guy Opperman, minister for pensions and financial inclusion, which indicates the government’s intention to lay primary and secondary legislation for collective defined contribution schemes.

Employers support pension tax relief reform

The majority of employers think that the existing pension tax structure is too complicated and needs simplifying, according to research by the Association of Consulting Actuaries.