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Scheme goes to court to avoid £10m rules drafting mistake

An orthotics and prosthetics manufacturer has been forced to go to court to amend a word in pension scheme rules drafted 20 years ago, which if left unchanged would have cost the plan £10m.

Master trusts cut prices to reach new authorisation targets

On the go: Master trusts are cutting prices by as much as 20 per cent to build up new business following authorisation from the Pensions Regulator, a consultancy firm has flagged.

Govt agrees to pension guarantees for mineworkers

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On the go: The government has agreed to guarantee members of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme an annual increase in line with the retail price index, even if there is a deficit in the pension fund.

New govt urged to find solutions for self-employed

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On the go: The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed has called on the new government to update the long-term savings environment to better provide for entrepreneurs.

Master trusts welcome CDC in decumulation

Several master trusts would welcome the ability to offer a collective defined contribution solution for their members in decumulation, after the government hinted at such a possibility.

Public sector schemes facing £102bn gap in next 10 years

The sustainability of unfunded public sector pension schemes has been called into question by actuaries, with calculations pointing to a shortfall of £102bn in the next 10 years.

PPF could soon face court challenge on CVA stance, says barrister

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The Pension Protection Fund could soon face a challenge to the way it acts in company voluntary arrangements, according to one legal expert, as it is seen as a ‘super creditor’ with preferential treatment in these restructuring processes.