Latest articles from Stephanie Hawthorne

Bradford accounts manager accused of workplace pension cover-up

On the go: The Pensions Regulator has bared its teeth against a Bradford-based accounts manager who allegedly covered up a failure to provide workplace pensions at a string of restaurants.

Pensions cold-calling bill passes through Parliament

On the go: Pensions cold-calling will finally be banned from January, after a string of delays in legislating against what has been a scourge of UK savers.

Uber loses appeal over driver employment rights

On the go: Judges have dismissed an appeal against a ruling that Uber’s drivers should be treated as workers rather than as self-employed.

Kingman: FRC should be replaced with new independent regulator

On the go: The Financial Reporting Council should be replaced as soon as possible with a new independent regulator with clear statutory powers and objectives, an independent review of the council has recommended.

TPR investigates suspected £18m pension fraud

On the go: Six people have been interviewed by Essex Police under caution in connection with a suspected pension fraud as part of a criminal investigation by the Pensions Regulator.

TPG Sixth Street Partners to invest up to £500m in Clara Pensions

On the go: Superfund Clara Pensions has announced that TPG Sixth Street Partners, a global credit and credit-related investment platform partnered with private equity group TPG, will become its provider of long-term capital.

Trustees urged to hold investment advisers to account on ESG issues

On the go: Trustees should hold investment consultants to account on environmental, social and governance issues, the Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association have argued.

£300m to be paid out by DB funds in transfers, buyouts and buy-ins

On the go: For the first time ever, nearly one third of a trillion pounds will be paid by UK private sector defined benefit pension schemes over a three-year period, from 2019–2021 according to Mercer.

FCA examines barriers to investing in patient capital

Experts have welcomed a recently published Financial Conduct Authority consultation, which seeks to address barriers the watchdog's rules may present to investment in patient capital, but concerns remain over the suitability of this type of investment for defined contribution schemes.

TPR warns trustees to check scheme status or fall foul of the law

On the go: Trustees of some pension schemes may be in the dark over their status, potentially leading them to fall foul of master trust legislation that could close their scheme.