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Scotland Regional Group: Pension freedoms – five years on
17 March 2021

Scotland Regional Group: Pension freedoms – five years on

A review of pension freedom and choice over its first five years.

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The future of DB funding
09 October 2020

The future of DB funding

Our first consultation on Defined Benefit (DB) funding closed last month (September). It ran for six months and we wanted the industry’s help to shape the foundations of how we regulate DB schemes for years to come. I’m delighted that we received about 150 responses.

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Trustees must remain ready for Covid-19 balancing act
11 September 2020

Trustees must remain ready for Covid-19 balancing act

When lockdown began in March the long-term economic impact of the coronavirus was far from clear.

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Marriage under the microscope
11 May 2020

Marriage under the microscope

Marriage matters to Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes. This is because typically they pay survivor pensions to the spouse, or qualifying dependant, of members after they have died. To value these pensions, schemes need to know (a) what proportion of members have an eligible dependant and (b) the age difference between members and their dependants (since younger dependants are likely to live longer).

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Cyber security: is your scheme managing the risk?
11 May 2020

Cyber security: is your scheme managing the risk?

Research published last year by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) showed that a quarter of pension schemes had less than half of the recommended controls in place to protect their data and assets from cyber risk. Are pension schemes behind the curve when it comes to managing cyber security risks, and what steps can they take to improve?

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Pensions Aspects March 2020
13 March 2020

Pensions Aspects March 2020

This issue includes topics on appointing financial advisers, an Aptitude for professional trusteeship, shifting the landscape of the UK pensions marketplace and more.

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Scotland Regional Group: Pension freedoms – five years on
17 March 2021

Scotland Regional Group: Pension freedoms – five years on

A review of pension freedom and choice over its first five years.

Read more
Trustees must remain ready for Covid-19 balancing act
11 September 2020

Trustees must remain ready for Covid-19 balancing act

When lockdown began in March the long-term economic impact of the coronavirus was far from clear.

Read more
The future of DB funding
09 October 2020

The future of DB funding

Our first consultation on Defined Benefit (DB) funding closed last month (September). It ran for six months and we wanted the industry’s help to shape the foundations of how we regulate DB schemes for years to come. I’m delighted that we received about 150 responses.

Read more
Pensions Aspects March 2020
13 March 2020

Pensions Aspects March 2020

This issue includes topics on appointing financial advisers, an Aptitude for professional trusteeship, shifting the landscape of the UK pensions marketplace and more.

Read more
Marriage under the microscope
11 May 2020

Marriage under the microscope

Marriage matters to Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes. This is because typically they pay survivor pensions to the spouse, or qualifying dependant, of members after they have died. To value these pensions, schemes need to know (a) what proportion of members have an eligible dependant and (b) the age difference between members and their dependants (since younger dependants are likely to live longer).

Read more
Cyber security: is your scheme managing the risk?
11 May 2020

Cyber security: is your scheme managing the risk?

Research published last year by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) showed that a quarter of pension schemes had less than half of the recommended controls in place to protect their data and assets from cyber risk. Are pension schemes behind the curve when it comes to managing cyber security risks, and what steps can they take to improve?

Read more