Latest articles from Amy Austin

Company director fined after prioritising yachting over TPR

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On the go: A company director has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £2,800 in costs by the Pensions Regulator for failing to provide information and documents requested as part of an investigation.

Schools leave pension scheme as contributions rise

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On the go: The number of private schools opting out of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme to avoid a significant hike in contributions has increased by more than a third in the past six months.

Email attacks on the Pensions Regulator rise 148%

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator was the target of more than 343,000 email attacks in 2019, an increase of 148 per cent over last year, according to official data.

IFS calls for end to ‘ludicrous’ pension taxes

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On the go: The Institute for Fiscal Studies has called on the government to put a stop to the “ludicrously generous” tax treatment of inherited pensions, rather than tinkering with pensions tax relief in next month’s Budget.

Women unfairly targeted by pension anomaly

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On the go: Women are being unreasonably affected by the net pay anomaly, according to government data, as pressure mounts on politicians to act.

DWP self-employed savings trials disappoint

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On the go: A Department for Work and Pensions trial of techniques to encourage more self-employed workers to save into a pension pot has failed to persuade many to log into their accounts.

HMRC GMP equalisation guidance fails to address all tax issues

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On the go: Long-awaited guidance on tax issues arising from the equalisation of guaranteed minimum pensions as failed to address key technical and tax issues, according to experts.

Labour MP calls for early access to public sector pensions

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On the go: Labour MP Emily Thornberry has called for public sector workers to have access to their pension pots before they retire, claiming it would help boost the economy.

Pension industry welcomes Opperman reappointment

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On the go: Experts across the industry have expressed their relief at Guy Opperman being reappointed as pensions minister, saying it brings continuity and reassurance that positive reforms will be made over the coming year.

TPR to promote DB schemes under proposed amendment

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On the go: An amendment to the pension schemes bill could see the Pensions Regulator having to actively promote defined benefit schemes where possible.