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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.

Investigation into state pension age complaints resumes

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On the go: The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has resumed its investigation into complaints about the state pension age rise for women, following the outcome of a judicial review last year.

British Steel trustees cleared by Pensions Ombudsman

The Pensions Ombudsman has rejected a number of complaints against the trustees of the old British Steel Pension Scheme, after concluding that communications to members were not misleading and did not amount to scaremongering.

New rules for pension transfers to cost industry £1m

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On the go: New rules to prevent scams are expected to cost the industry and employers about £1m in their first year and impact more than 160,000 pension transfers. 

Hundreds of teachers take legal action against government

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On the go: More than 300 teachers are issuing claims to the employment tribunal relating to discriminatory changes made to their pensions in 2015.

New pension tax rules could be in place by April

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On the go: The outcome of the government’s review on the tapered annual allowance is expected to be published in the upcoming Budget, and reforms could be in place from the start of the next tax year, according to the British Medical Association.

Accountant ordered to pay £5k for misleading pensions regulator

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On the go: A former accountant has been ordered to pay £4,987 for providing false or misleading information to the Pensions Regulator over workplace pensions duties.