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Minimum AE contributions cannot achieve ‘comfort’ in retirement


The industry has welcomed the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s retirement income standards, but experts warn current minimum contribution levels are not enough to get savers over the line from a moderate to a comfortable lifestyle standard.

Consultation on DB funding code expected early 2020

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On the go: A consultation on a revised defined benefit funding code will be launched at the start of next year, according to Charles Counsell, chief executive of the Pensions Regulator.

Nest membership shrug off 2018 AE rate hikes

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On the go: Members of master trust Nest were largely immune to the 2018 rise in minimum auto-enrolment contributions, according to new analysis showing opt-out rates remained stable.

Consolidators unfazed after being dropped from pensions bill

The two existing defined benefit commercial consolidators have said they are not surprised by the lack of superfund provisions in the pensions bill.

One in three schemes consider appointing IFA

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On the go: Some 35 per cent of pension schemes have either appointed or are considering appointing an independent financial adviser to support members, research reveals.

LGPS Central Pool launches sustainable fund

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On the go: The Local Government Pension Scheme Central Pool has launched a new equity fund incorporating key climate change considerations in a bid to deliver long-term growth.

Poorest pensioners receive least government support

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On the go: The poorest fifth of UK pensioners are receiving up to £4,000 less in state benefit income than their richer counterparts, research reveals.

Government must revise AE or ‘risk leaving a whole generation behind’

While automatic enrolment has added more than 10m employees to a workplace pension scheme since 2012, experts say it is still not enough to ensure adequate levels of saving towards retirement.

DB funding levels improve over September

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On the go: The overall funding position of UK defined benefit schemes improved in September, according to figures released by the Pension Protection Fund on Tuesday.

Field sounds alarm over unregulated DB superfunds

Frank Field

The chair of the Work and Pensions Committee has warned that the government may be putting retirements at risk if it does not bring forward legislation to regulate defined benefit superfunds.