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DB transfers: What trustees and employers should consider

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Podcast: Since the introduction of freedom and choice in 2015, more and more savers have showed an interest in defined benefit transfers. In this episode, Ben Roe, senior partner and head of member options at Aon, and Gary Evans, board director at the Pensions and Administration Standards Association and chair of Pasa's Transfers Working Group, discuss the responsibilities of trustees and employers when it comes to DB transfers, and how they can support members in making the right decisions. 

Regulator charges third party for supplying false information

The Pensions Regulator is prosecuting an accountant for falsely claiming that the business he was working for had enrolled its staff into an occupational pension. It is the first time that the regulator has charged a third party for this offence.

Select committee launches costs and transparency inquiry

The Work and Pensions Committee is to conduct an inquiry into transparency in the pensions industry, questioning whether individuals are able to understand the cost, performance and value for money of their pension products.

The Weekly Wrap: August 3 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from allegations of bribery at a New York retirement fund, to the Pensions Regulator's new approach to warning schemes about aggressive financial advisers.

Bank of England raises base rate to 0.75%

The Bank of England has raised its base interest rate to 0.75 per cent, its highest level since February 2009.

Brewery fined for refusing to share information with TPR

Samuel Smith Brewery and its chairman must pay fines of almost £28,000 for failing to hand over to the Pensions Regulator requested information relating to its defined benefit schemes, Brighton Magistrates Court ruled on Monday. 

Select committee chair loses no confidence vote by local party

Labour MP Frank Field has lost of vote of no confidence in his constituency, as local party members try to oust him as an MP over his support for Brexit.

The Weekly Wrap: July 27 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from the hefty bill facing UK academics, to the end of the line for the Lifetime Isa.

PPF remains strong despite record liability intake

Podcast: The Pension Protection Fund's latest annual report shows it has weathered a record influx of defined benefit liabilities without much trouble. Chief financial officer Andy McKinnon discusses future challenges for the lifeboat amid a changing pensions landscape.

The Weekly Wrap: July 20 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from a rookie investor taking the reins at a multi-billion pound Korean fund, to the long struggle of Toys R Us workers for compensation.