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Company fined £140k for thousands of pension cold calls

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On the go: A London-based company has been told to pay a £140,000 penalty by the Information Commissioner's Office after making more than 107,000 marketing calls to people about their pensions.

Providers to book pensions guidance sessions from June

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On the go: Savers will be offered Pension Wise appointments if they want to access their defined contribution pensions from June 2022.

Shadow pensions secretary appointed in reshuffle

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On the go: Jonathan Ashworth, Labour MP for Leicester South, has landed the role of shadow work and pensions secretary, as part of a reshuffle of the shadow cabinet.

Ambassador to pay £80,000 for withholding pension information

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On the go: An ambassador has been ordered to pay more than £80,000 after being found guilty of withholding information from the Pensions Regulator.

High Court gives green light to Pru’s £12bn annuity sale

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On the go: The High Court has approved the transfer of £12bn of annuities from Prudential Assurance Company, now M&G, to Rothesay Life after it was previously blocked.

TPR warns employers on re-enrolment duties

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has said employers “have more to do” to meet their workplace pension duties, ensuring contributions are up to date and savers are re-enrolled into schemes.

Concerns of ‘capacity crunch’ at Maps as scam rules come into force

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On the go: Concerns have been raised about MoneyHelper and the Department for Work and Pensions’ preparedness for a flurry of enquiries when the new anti-scam rules come into force next week.

More than 200,000 savers on the hunt for missing pensions

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On the go: More than 200,000 people have contacted the government to ask for help locating their missing pensions, just as the dormant assets scheme gears up to expand into retirement savings.

Govt rejects Lords’ attempt to retain state pension triple lock

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On the go: The House of Commons has rejected proposed amendments from the House of Lords to retain the earnings element of the state pension triple lock next year.

Govt U-turns on minimum pension age hike protections

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The government has closed the opportunity for people to transfer to a pension scheme that would offer pension age protection ahead of its planned minimum pension age increase.