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CJEU rules against PPF cap

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On the go: The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the cap imposed on benefits paid by the Pension Protection Fund is unlawful when it reduces the payments made to a saver by more than half.

Mastertrust authorisation: TPR explains readiness review feedback

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Video: From April 2019, mastertrusts will not be allowed to operate unless they have been authorised by the Pensions Regulator. Applications for authorisation commence in October this year, and the watchdog has received 33 draft authorisation applications as part of its readiness review process. Kim Brown, head of mastertrust authorisation and supervision, discusses the regulator's recently published feedback and key lessons learned.

What would be the impact of tighter regulation of actuaries?

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Podcast: An advisory group to the government review of the Financial Reporting Council is considering the role of actuaries and the extent to which actuaries should be subject to formal regulation in response to the pensions-related nature of recent corporate failures. Bob Scott, senior partner at actuarial consultancy LCP and immediate past chair of the Association of Consulting Actuaries, discusses the potential impacts of tighter regulation of the profession, and what it could mean for pension funds.

DWP restates commitment to industry-led dashboard

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Work and pensions secretary Esther McVey has said she "backs the industry" to deliver the pensions dashboard, but key details including whether the government will compel schemes to submit information remain unclear.

The Weekly Wrap: August 31 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from the Russian president’s compromise, to the potential cost of failing to deliver the pensions dashboard.

Frank Field resigns Labour whip

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On the go: Work and Pensions Committee chair Frank Field has resigned the Labour Party whip, citing a hostile atmosphere and alleged anti-semitism within the party.

Regulator calls for schemes to consider lowering transfer values

On the go: The Pensions Regulator has asked the trustees of several defined benefit schemes to contemplate cutting transfer values for workers opting out of schemes.

The Weekly Wrap: August 24 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from a rule that could stem the flood of defined benefit transfers, to allegations of price gouging engulfing the Australian super market.

What can be done to help savers achieve a better retirement income?

Podcast: Eighty per cent of people are not sure whether they are saving the right amount for retirement, according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. What can be done to help savers achieve a better income in retirement? In this episode, James Walsh, the PLSA’s policy lead on engagement, EU and regulation, discusses auto-enrolment minimum contribution increases, the self-employed, and confusion about pensions.