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Govt suspends tax rule for returning NHS workers

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On the go: The government has temporarily suspended tax rules that could have seen returning NHS workers hit with a significant tax charge on their pensions income.

Scottish govt bows to pressure over NHS death benefits

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On the go: The Scottish government has agreed that all NHS staff providing frontline treatment to Covid-19 patients will receive full death benefits under the NHS pension scheme, including those returning on a temporary basis.

Waspi women call for state pension access

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On the go: A group of women born in the 1950s affected by an increase in the state pension age has called on the government to give early access to the state pension for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

TPR clarifies treatment of salary sacrifice under furlough

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has issued guidance to large employers stating they must continue to pay furloughed workers’ pension contributions as normal where they have entered into a salary sacrifice arrangement.

Govt extends RPI consultation to summer

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On the go: Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak has extended until August the consultation on how the retail price index should be reformed, to give businesses more time to respond.

Think tank calls for pensions triple lock to be scrapped

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On the go: The pensions triple lock should be scrapped following the coronavirus crisis so that all generations pay their fair share to meet the costs of the pandemic, according to a think tank.

TPR allows employers to cut contributions without consultation

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has warned employers against encouraging savers to opt out of auto-enrolment, as it relaxed its rules to allow them to cut some contributions without consultation.  

Jonathan Reynolds named shadow pensions secretary

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On the go: Former shadow economic secretary Jonathan Reynolds has been named as the shadow secretary for work and pensions by new Labour leader Keir Starmer.

Inflation change could shave 20% off pension incomes

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On the go: Government plans to change the way the retail price index is calculated could see savers’ lifetime pension income drop by almost 20 per cent as defined benefit schemes are hit.

Regulators warn over Covid-19 pension scams

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On the go: Regulators have issued a warning that rising levels of vulnerability caused by the Covid-19 lockdown could see more savers targeted by scammers, as concerns about finances increase.