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Charity boss jailed for pension fraud

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On the go: The former head of a charity for the disabled has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of transferring £250,000 from the organisation’s pension scheme.

Only six in 10 pensions to be located by dashboards

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On the go: Savers may only be able to locate six out of ten pension pots when pension dashboards are launched unless the industry starts to improve data quality, PensionBee has warned.

Successful reforms require Pensions Commission return

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On the go: Pension reforms from the mid-2000s, such as the introduction of auto-enrolment, were only implemented successfully because of the Pensions Commission and its membership, research has found.

Govt urged to replace tax relief rules with pension top-up system

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On the go: The current tax relief rules should be replaced by a pension top-up system, either through the government or the employer, according to a proposal from Hargreaves Lansdown.

Majority of GP scheme records are out of date

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On the go: Only one-quarter of doctors’ pension records are up to date for the 2017-18 tax year, data has shown, leaving GPs at the mercy of unexpected tax bills.

Scottish government presses chancellor on pension tax

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On the go: Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman has called on the chancellor of the exchequer to find a permanent solution to fix the issue of the tapered allowance impacting National Health Service doctors.

Former pensions minister appointed select committee chair

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On the go: Former pensions minister Stephen Timms has been elected as chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee.

MP requests 6-month extension for British Steel ombudsman claims

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On the go: Labour MP Nick Smith is writing to the Pensions Ombudsman to request a six-month extension for former British Steel Pension Scheme members to submit claims, so that the issues involved can be considered in-depth.

Three in five savers want pensions screened for tobacco investments

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On the go: Scheme members want more information about which companies their pensions are invested in, with 60 per cent calling for an active screening approach towards tobacco companies, according to new research.

Opperman warns providers on dashboard preparations

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On the go: Pensions minister Guy Opperman has urged providers to start preparing their data now for the anticipated arrival of pensions dashboards.