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Pension Funds Insider brings the latest pensions news and industry insights; from investment and governance updates to new mandate appointments and pensions regulatory information.

Dc And Auto Enrolment

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If the cap fits

11 April 2019

Ian Neale tackles the complexities of the charge cap.

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Getting ready for GMP equalisation

05 April 2019

As schemes head towards completion of their GMP reconciliation, thoughts turn to the rectification process.

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Master trusts – let’s talk transitions

04 January 2019

With Master Trust Authorisation in full swing and talk of as little as 20 or even 12 master trusts remaining when final Authorisations are in, it may seem odd to be thinking of transitions. Is it too late to be talking about it? Haven’t all the decisions been made?  

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Creating a savings habit

05 December 2018

Francis Goss looks at how we develop habitual behaviours and discusses how the industry can learn from this and help create a savings culture.

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Hidden talents. Hidden value.

05 November 2018

Richard Butcher shares his opinions on what the real value of transparent transaction cost data is. 

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Retirement choices: a DC trustee responsibility?

29 October 2018

Pensions freedoms have created a world of retirement choices for members since they were introduced in 2015. But where does this leave trustees of occupational DC schemes – Sackers ask, is it a DC trustee responsibility? 

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Building trust in the pensions system

01 October 2018

Many pension scheme members don’t trust the system and, argues Simon Hubbard, this might only get worse for future retirees. We need to give savers a clear idea of what to expect when they retire.

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The deadline has passed

22 May 2018

Are trustees compliant?

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Clearer, quicker, tougher

21 May 2018

Clearer, quicker, tougher - why TPR's new mantra matters to you  

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Admin value for money – how do you judge?

11 May 2018

Kim Gubler discusses the term 'value for money' and suggests guidance for Trustees to make sure they are getting it.

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Pension freedoms: sounds great, but is it working?

04 May 2018

Ian Neale debates the ideas proposed by the WPC when it comes to deciding what to do with your pension pot.

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PPF Levy – Do you know the score?

12 April 2018

Ahead of the PPF levy deadline Robert Palmer explains how checking your data is correct could save more than just money.

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Your choice: over and out

16 March 2018

Minimum employer pension contributions to double and employee contributions treble but it still isn't enough. Ian Neale looks at the tough decisions members are facing in the coming months.

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DC Governance Evolves

09 March 2018

PASA established its DC Governance Working Group that is to be educational, inspirational and fit for all.

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How to get ready for the annual Pension Benefit Statement (IORP II)

02 March 2018

Jenny Monger highlights the key points from January's legislation and comments on 3 significant challenges administrators and trustees will face.

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The importance of planning your DC risks

15 December 2017

Sacha van Hoogdalem discusses the complexities associated with considering DC offerings as an alternative 

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Changes are coming

02 November 2017

Changes to auto-enrolment are coming, how can trustees ensure their members are prepared?

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The importance of engagement

20 October 2017

How do you make long term savings relevant and what is to be done to encourage people to save more?

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The Troubles with DB Transfers

06 October 2017

The increasing trend of DB-DC transfers is having an impact on administration costs, systems and more importantly member outcomes due to consequential delays.With the causes for such increasing DB-DC transfers already well documented, we at Origo commissioned research to better understand the complex administration process and where the points of friction lie in order to help solve the Troubles with DB Transfers.

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Annual ONS Pension Schemes Survey records highest ever membership levels

05 October 2017

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) 2016 Occupational Pension Schemes Survey (OPSS) recorded total membership of UK schemes as 32.9million, the highest ever number.

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CPS report on auto-enrolment recommends reforms

21 July 2017

Ahead of the Department of Work and Pensions review of automatic enrolment, a new report by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has outlined 12 specific pension reforms.

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ONS says 20 million 'sleep-walking' towards a disappointing retirement

30 June 2017

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics suggest that 20 million working-age adults (16-24) are sleep-walking towards a retirement they are not prepared for.

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Young women financially anxious despite smaller gender pay gap

05 May 2017

Millennial women are more financially anxious than their male peers, despite having the smallest pay gap of any age group, according to new research from the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.

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Allowance cap hits pensions savings for high earners

05 May 2017

The annual pensions allowance could limit high earners from making significant contributions to their pension pots.

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Retirees risk tax bills, says Prudential

13 April 2017

People planning to retire in 2017 could be risking unexpected tax bills by withdrawing more than the tax-free lump sum.

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Auto-enrolment tops half million mark

13 April 2017

The 500,000th UK employer has completed their workplace pension duties, according to new figures released by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

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LISA awareness low at launch

07 April 2017

The new Lifetime ISA (LISA) launched yesterday (Thursday 6 April), to a mixed reception.

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Young savers 'oblivious' to pension changes

07 April 2017

Young people are unaware of the significant changes to the pensions landscape, according to new research from Aviva.

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Auto-enrolment contributions should rise

31 March 2017

The amount people contribute to workplace pensions through automatic enrolment should increase in line with the increase in state pension age, according to the director of policy at Now Pensions.

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Savers let down by auto-enrolment

10 March 2017

Millions of workers who are contributing to a workplace pension are being let down by the system, according to Aviva.

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DWP announces auto-enrolment review panel

09 February 2017

The Department of Work and Pensions has announced an external advisory group that will support the 2017 review into automatic enrolment.

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Pure DC ends up with too much risk being borne by the individual

20 April 2015

On the eve of his retirement from Westminster politics, veteran backbench MP David Willetts tells Louise Farrand how he considers the world of pensions to have changed during his 20 years in office

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Contribution increase for occupational pension schemes shown by ONS survey

03 October 2011

Overall contributions to private pension saving in the UK increased by £2.4 billion to £85.6 billion in the year from 2008 to 2009, according to the country's Office for National Statistics' latest pension survey

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Tumbling DC pots mean higher bills for companies

28 September 2011

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