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Pensions experts predict the year ahead

06 January 2017

As the first week of 2017 draws to a close, pensions experts have predicted another year of mixed fortunes for the sector.

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New research shows pension expectations

25 November 2016

New research from the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) found that automatic enrolment will deliver improvements for millions of people – but there's still room for improvement.

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Autumn statement announced

25 November 2016

The Chancellor Philip Hammond announced measures to stop benefits in kind, excluding pensions along with other benefits such as childcare and cycling, in the latest Autumn Statement.

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PLSA launches news-style programme

03 November 2016

A current affairs-style programme about the pensions industry is now available to watch online.

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DB Taskforce launches interim report

24 October 2016

The DB taskforce was set up to identify the challenges facing DB schemes and the impact they have on members.

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Government to launch new financial guidance service

13 October 2016

The new service intends to be the one-stop shop for advice on all financial matters.

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Young people are biggest personal pension savers, says HMRC

06 October 2016

Under 35s are leading the way when it come to a pensions revival, according to new figures released by HMRC.

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One in three people has pension through auto-enrolment

29 September 2016

A survey from workplace pension provider, Smart Pension, has found one in three British employees now has a pension set up through auto enrolment.

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New research marks pensions awareness day

22 September 2016

New research from Legal and General Investment Management found people struggle to save, despite believing retirement savings to be important.

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Major Defined Benefit scheme to close this year

09 September 2016

The Post Office is set to close their DB scheme despite being in surplus by £100m.

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Now Pensions joins forces with reality TV Star

02 September 2016

Now: Pensions has announced its first ever television and advertising campaign.

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British steel pension proposals would set precedent

02 June 2016

The government has launched a consultation into how Tata Steel can separate from the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) by allowing trustees to cut back members' benefits.

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Lifetime ISA savers plan to use money for retirement

01 April 2016

A third of people aged between 18 and 39 plan to save in both a workplace pension and a Lifetime ISA 

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New government ISA for young savers

17 March 2016

The government will give savers £1 for every £4 they save into a new Lifetime Individual Savings Account (ISA), the chancellor has announced.

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Winners of Pensions Management Institute awards announced

19 February 2016

Former pensions minister Steve Webb was awarded an honorary lifetime fellowship at this year's Pensions Management Institute (PMI) awards.

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Legal & General CFO to retire

11 February 2016

Mark Gregory, the group chief financial officers of Legal & General, has announced his intention to retire in January 2017.

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Major shifts in pensions landscape over past decade

11 December 2015

The percentage of defined benefit (DB) schemes now open to new members fell from 43% in 2006 to 13% in 2015, as companies have become more aware of the market and risk, according to new research.

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The NAPF becomes the PLSA

16 October 2015

Joanne Segars announces that the NAPF has changed and is now The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. 

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New NAPF council chairs announced

01 October 2015

Frank Johnson and Richard Butcher will be the new chairmen of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) councils.

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Pension providers will turn away small businesses for auto-enrolment

27 August 2015

Small businesses with fewer than 30 employees could face being turned away by pension providers for auto-enrolment schemes.

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Confidence in workplace pensions reaches highest ever level

25 June 2015

Employer-based pension schemes are seen as the safest way to save for retirement

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TISA urges Government to adopt a new manifesto for savings

28 May 2015

A pan-industry project to encourage savings and tackle debt culture has been launched by the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA).

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Ros Altman appointed new pensions minister

14 May 2015

Pensions expert and economist Dr Ros Altmann has been appointed the new pensions minister, taking on the role from Liberal Democrat MP Steve Webb, who lost his seat in the general election.

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Trade bodies join forces to call for independent retirement savings commission

01 May 2015

British Insurers (ABI) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) make the case for a standing independent retirement savings commission.

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Tesco cuts to DB pension scheme 'not surprising'

23 April 2015

A senior financial consultant has said he is "not surprised" that Tesco plans to close its DB pension scheme.

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Pension guidance phone line launched

26 March 2015

Pension Wise, a phone line from HM Treasury to give guidance ahead of April's pension reforms, opens two weeks before the changes take effect.

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Tata Steel to close British Steel final-salary pension

20 March 2015

The historic British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) is to be closed in a move that could affect about 16,000 workers.

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BlackRock launches alternative to physical real estate

15 January 2015

BlackRock has launched the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) that is an effective substitute for physical real estate.

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Sucden sales experts join new foreign exchange service

08 January 2015

Two former Sucden Financial employees have been hired by IS Prime, a foreign exchange brokerage service launched at the end of 2014.

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State pension to rise above inflation rate

05 December 2014

The basic state pension is to rise by around double the rate of inflation, the government has confirmed.

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Trade association director to head up NEST

21 November 2014

Otto Thoresen, the director general of the Association of British Insurers, is to become the new chairman of the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) in February.

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Campaign from L&G to get people talking money

13 November 2014

Money and financial planning is a taboo subject in the UK still, despite an aging population, longer working lifespan and recent changes to annuities, new research from Legal and General has found.

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Pension Funds Online showcases new fund benchmarking tool

07 November 2014

The NAPF conference wasn't just a success for Bob Geldof and Steve Webb, the PFO team made an impact showcasing the website and the new features.

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