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More than a third opt out of NHS Pension Scheme

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The cost of living crisis has forced more than 50,000 people to leave the NHS Pension Scheme this tax year due to affordability, new data from Quilter has found.

Labour could ‘review and restructure’ LTA

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A change in parliament could be reflected in the lifetime allowance, according to Rosalind Connor, managing partner at ARC Pensions Law.

TPR authorises first CDC pension scheme


The Pensions Regulator has authorised the UK’s first collective defined contribution pension scheme.

Delaying state pension age rise by 7 years will cost £60bn, says IFS


Delaying the planned increase in the state pension age by seven years to 2044-46 from 2037-39 is likely to cost the exchequer more than £60bn, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Govt delays plans to raise state pension age to 68

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Ministers have delayed plans to raise the state pension age to 68 amid falling life expectancy in the UK, according to reports.

One in three single mothers ‘locked out’ of pension saving

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One in three working single mothers are ineligible for a workplace pension under current auto-enrolment rules, despite more than half (59 per cent) being employed.

MPs to examine future of DB pension schemes

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The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry that will review defined benefit pension schemes and the challenges they pose to members, trustees, employers and the Pensions Regulator.

Pensions minister delays dashboards and resets plan

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Pensions minister Laura Trott has delayed the implementation of the long-awaited pensions dashboards, causing consternation for pension advisers and consultants.

Sports centre director to be prosecuted for pension fraud

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has accused Lee Bartholomew, 44, from Kent, of fraudulently deducting money from the salaries of employees of 1066 Target Sports Ltd, according to a note from TPR on March 1.

Women main beneficiaries of state pension changes


The number of people receiving the state pension has risen to 12.6mn, with women benefiting the most.