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Govt to clear up 'scheme pays' issues in McCloud remedy

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On the go: The government will amend pension tax rules to make it easier for those who incur annual allowance charges as part of McCloud remedies to pay these through the pension schemes.

PensionBee plans London stock exchange float

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On the go: Pension consolidator PensionBee is considering floating on the London Stock Exchange, which it says will allow it to invest in future growth.

Suspect in £13.7m pension fraud extradited to UK

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On the go: An individual has been extradited from Spain in connection with a £13.7m pension fraud in a criminal case being brought by the Pensions Regulator.

Uber drivers given pensions after court ruling

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On the go: Uber drivers will be auto-enrolled into a pension scheme after a Supreme Court judge ruled that its drivers should be classed as ‘workers’.

Budget 2021: Lifetime allowance frozen until 2026

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On the go: The pensions lifetime allowance will be frozen at just more than £1m until April 2026, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Wednesday.

Government rejects NHS pension tax proposals

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On the go: The government has decided not to go ahead with its proposed flexibilities for the NHS Pension Scheme, as it believes changes to the taper threshold went far enough to address the issue.

TPR urges DC schemes to pay more attention to climate change

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has warned the defined contribution market must pay more attention to both the risks and opportunities of climate change in investment strategies.

Savers lose £78m to ‘clone firm’ investment scams in 2020

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On the go: Fraudsters pretending to be legitimate companies stole £78m from unsuspecting victims through pension and investment scams in 2020, according to Action Fraud.

Call for ‘living pension’ to boost contribution levels

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On the go: A living pension standard is needed to encourage employers to raise contribution rates and help workers enjoy a decent standard of living in retirement, a think-tank has suggested.

TPR under pressure to ‘show teeth’ after corporate failures

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator will come under pressure from the industry to “show its teeth” when dealing with the recent Arcadia failure and ensuring the best outcome for members, Royal London has warned.