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Investigation into state pension age complaints resumes

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On the go: The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has resumed its investigation into complaints about the state pension age rise for women, following the outcome of a judicial review last year.

British Steel trustees cleared by Pensions Ombudsman

The Pensions Ombudsman has rejected a number of complaints against the trustees of the old British Steel Pension Scheme, after concluding that communications to members were not misleading and did not amount to scaremongering.

New rules for pension transfers to cost industry £1m

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On the go: New rules to prevent scams are expected to cost the industry and employers about £1m in their first year and impact more than 160,000 pension transfers. 

Hundreds of teachers take legal action against government

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On the go: More than 300 teachers are issuing claims to the employment tribunal relating to discriminatory changes made to their pensions in 2015.

New pension tax rules could be in place by April

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On the go: The outcome of the government’s review on the tapered annual allowance is expected to be published in the upcoming Budget, and reforms could be in place from the start of the next tax year, according to the British Medical Association.

Accountant ordered to pay £5k for misleading pensions regulator

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On the go: A former accountant has been ordered to pay £4,987 for providing false or misleading information to the Pensions Regulator over workplace pensions duties.

Govt urged to scrap tax relief on minimum AE contributions

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On the go: Former pensions minister Baroness Ros Altmann suggested the government could make the legal minimum auto-enrolment contributions compulsory and remove tax relief from this amount.

Pensions dashboards unlikely to go live this year

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On the go: Despite pensions dashboards having both industry-wide and government backing, it is unlikely that the technology will be delivered “any time soon”, Sir Steve Webb warned.

Unilever proposes DB scheme closure to new members

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On the go: Unilever is poised to close its defined benefit scheme to new members, in an attempt to reduce increasing costs and allow greater flexibility for employees.

Calls for NHS pension solution to be extended to armed forces

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On the go: The Forces Pension Society has called on the government to extend its temporary fix for pension tax issues for senior clinicians to the armed forces.