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ABI expresses concerns over dashboard speculation

On the go: The Association of British Insurers has expressed concerns over the “threat to the pensions dashboard”, following speculation yesterday that secretary of state for work and pensions, Esther McVey, wants to kill off the project.

CMA wants mandatory tendering to tackle competition weaknesses

On the go: UK pension schemes will be required to conduct competitive tender processes before hiring their first fiduciary manager, under recommendations set out by the Competition and Markets Authority on Wednesday.

Government appoints first CEO of single financial guidance body

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On the go: The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed John Govett as the first chief executive officer of the new single financial guidance body.

The Weekly Wrap: July 13 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from a blocked pay rise for BT's chief executive, to parliamentary allegations of pension theft.

Should the FCA have brought in a charge cap for drawdown?

Podcast: Last month, the Financial Conduct Authority released its long-awaited Retirement Outcomes Review. Daniela Silcock, head of policy research at the Pensions Policy Institute, and Nathan Long, senior pension analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, discuss the FCA's consultation, including its decision not to impose a charge cap for drawdown products.

The Weekly Wrap: July 6 edition

A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from the possibility of Scottish pension pooling, to free bus travel for women affected by an increase in their state pension age.

PA Consulting completes full buyout with PIC

On the go: Pension Insurance Corporation has concluded a full buyout of all members of the PA Pension Scheme, covering £850m of liabilities and approximately 2,400 members.

The Weekly Wrap: June 29 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from US schemes re-evaluating their relationships with KKR over the Toys R Us collapse, to a trans woman being wrongly denied a female state pension. 

What next for the Pensions Regulator?

Podcast: Last month, chief executive of the Pensions Regulator Lesley Titcomb said she would be leaving the watchdog at the end of her contract in February 2019. The announcement came only a few months after the release of the government's defined benefit white paper, which outlined a vision for a stronger regulator with new powers. Sir Steve Webb, director of policy at pension and investment provider Royal London, and Janet Brown, partner at law firm Sackers, discuss Titcomb's legacy and the future of the regulator.

Smart Pension fined for failure to report missing contributions

On the go: Smart Pension's trustee has been fined by the Pensions Regulator for failing to report unpaid pension contributions to members and the watchdog.