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Peers push for restriction on commercial dashboards

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On the go: Labour peers are pushing for an amendment to the pension schemes bill that will see a 12-month restriction placed on providers looking to operate their own pensions dashboards.

Auto-enrolment reaps rewards as contributions hit £20bn

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On the go: Auto-enrolment continues to boost pension savings with total contributions rising by £5bn in 2019, but savings are expected to slump this year due to Covid-19.

Regulator to focus on protecting savers amid Covid-19

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has said it will prioritise protecting savers during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as supporting schemes to continue to deliver benefits.

Lords looks to mandate guidance on pension transfers

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On the go: An amendment to the pension schemes bill could see savers forced to obtain guidance before they are allowed to proceed with a pension transfer.

Regulator finds lack of consistency in IGCs

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On the go: The Financial Conduct Authority is concerned about a lack of consistency in the way independent governance committees operate, which means that members of some workplace pension schemes may not be receiving value for money.

ABI revives call for flat rate pension tax relief

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On the go: The Association of British Insurers has urged the government to simplify the pension tax relief system, arguing it worsens existing inequalities in its current form.

Workplace pension saving on the increase

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On the go: Auto-enrolment is proving to be a success as a record number of individuals saved into a workplace pension last year, according to the latest data.

Maps prioritises dashboards delivery

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On the go: The Money and Pensions Service is increasing its focus on pensions dashboards as a way to deliver for customers, according to its new business plan.

DWP directs savers to unofficial pension tracing website

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On the go: The Department for Work and Pensions has been wrongly directing savers searching for their lost pension pots to a website linked to an independent financial adviser company rather than the government’s official service.

Scottish Widows calls for AE-funded hardship fund

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On the go: Scottish Widows is calling for the introduction of a single lifetime savings pot that would be funded through an extension of automatic enrolment, but with higher contribution levels.