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BMA calls for doctors to be exempt from pension age hike

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On the go: The British Medical Association has called for NHS workers to be exempt from proposals to increase the minimum pension age to 57, saying the complex nature of pensions taxation means many need to retire before this age.

NHS staff turn to scheme pays as taper issues rumble on

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On the go: Nearly 40 per cent of the NHS staff who breached their annual allowance in 2018-19 turned to scheme pays to help them foot the bill, Quilter said, as it warned of a legacy of allowance issues for many doctors.

Regulators ask industry for help on improving pension saving

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On the go: The Financial Conduct Authority and the Pensions Regulator have teamed up to investigate how people make decisions about their pensions at key points throughout their working lives, in order to better support savers through future regulation.

Financial bodies call for new online scam rules

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On the go: Seventeen groups have joined forces to warn about online scams and lobby the government to include methods to tackle this issue in its upcoming online safety bill.

Multi-jobbers missing out on £76m in pension contributions

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On the go: Low earners with multiple jobs are missing out on £76m a year in employer contributions to their pension due to an “unfair system”, according to Scottish Widows.

FCA tells providers to book Pension Wise sessions for savers

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On the go: Providers will have to offer to book Pension Wise appointments for clients looking to access their defined contribution pensions, under rules proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority.

MP joins calls to force internet giants to tackle scams

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On the go: Conservative MP Ruth Edwards has urged the government to tackle the issue of online pension scams, raising concerns that online platforms have no legal obligations to protect users against fake or fraudulent content.

PensionBee valued at £346m ahead of IPO

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On the go: Consolidator PensionBee could be valued at between £346m and £384m when it floats on the London Stock Exchange.

Opperman warns on pension scams rise in new tax year

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On the go: Pensions minister Guy Opperman has warned savers to be vigilant when reviewing their retirement plans to avoid being caught out by pension scammers operating online.

Pension contributions bounce back following first lockdown

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On the go: Employee contributions to defined contribution schemes jumped by 12 per cent after parts of the economy were restarted following the UK’s first lockdown, new data has revealed.