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Pension rules extended to October for returning NHS staff

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On the go: The government has extended its relaxation of pension rules by seven months for NHS staff returning to work so they are not hit by reduced pension payments. 

FCA says dashboards will increase advice ‘value for money’

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On the go: The Financial Conduct Authority has said the pensions dashboards will increase competition in the advice profession and offer consumers better value for money.

GPs can file late applications to cover tax bills after pressure

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On the go: NHS staff have been given the option to make a late application to have their scheme cover annual allowance tax bills after the industry warned that many GPs would not have completed paperwork in time.

Aviva apologises after sending pension transfer email in error

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On the go: Aviva has apologised to financial advisers and their clients after it sent an email in error about an “impending pension transfer”.

Now Pensions calls for AE earnings trigger to be scrapped

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On the go: Workplace pension provider Now Pensions has called for an urgent policy change to remove the auto-enrolment earnings trigger to bring more people into pension saving.

Financial regulators sign deal to ensure fair compensation

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On the go: The UK’s financial regulatory bodies have agreed to collaborate on matters of common interest and ensure fair compensation for consumers.

FCA opts for softer approach to charges comparison in DC schemes


The Financial Conduct Authority is taking a softer approach to cost and charges comparison requirements in defined contribution schemes after listening to industry feedback on its proposed rules.

TPR warns small schemes: Prove value or wind up

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has warned smaller defined contribution pension schemes they will need to demonstrate their value to members or wind up, as more stringent rules come into force next month.