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Advisers could help trustees with GMP past transfers

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On the go: Advisers have been urged to proactively check whether their clients could be entitled to a top-up payment on their defined benefit transfer, which could help trustees in tracking down members affected by the latest guaranteed minimum pensions ruling.

Surge in AE non-compliance during pandemic

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On the go: The number of warnings issued to employers for failing to pay pension contributions for staff has increased by almost 200 per cent between July and September, the Pensions Regulator has said.

MPs reject proposal to make schemes carbon neutral by 2050

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On the go: MPs have rejected a measure that would see UK pension schemes being compelled to be carbon neutral by 2050, as it would lead to “negative outcomes”.

Dominic Chappell jailed for tax evasion

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On the go: Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS, has been sentenced to six years in jail for tax evasion.

Stephen Timms calls for annual guidance checks

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On the go: Stephen Timms, chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, has submitted an amendment to the pension schemes bill that would see savers near retirement contacted each year until a guidance appointment has been made.

Fraudster forced to repay £274k to workplace scheme

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On the go: A convicted fraudster has been ordered to pay back £274,000 he had stolen from a workplace pension scheme.

Govt to tighten guidance rules for accessing pensions

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On the go: The Department for Work and Pensions plans to require providers of workplace pensions to signpost guidance whenever savers look to access or transfer their pots.

Rolls-Royce warns regulators about spike in transfer numbers

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On the go: The Financial Conduct Authority has issued a data request to financial advisers involved in defined benefit transfers from the Rolls-Royce pension scheme, after the company warned regulators about high activity in this area.

Govt pushes back against dashboard scam protections

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On the go: The government has moved to reverse an amendment to the pension schemes bill that sought to exclude all financial transactions from the pensions dashboard to protect savers from scams.

Old British Steel scheme agrees £2bn buy-in

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On the go: Thousands of steelworkers could receive a boost to their pensions after a £2bn buy-in was agreed, taking the scheme out of the Pension Protection Fund.