Issued: Wednesday 4 December 2013
...The Pensions Regulator is urging schemes to continue the drive to improve the quality of their record-keeping by correcting errors in ‘common data’ and by putting plans in place to improve the quality of ‘conditional data’.
Issued: Monday 2 December 2013
...Striking a balance between sponsoring employers’ pension funding obligations and their ability to invest in sustainable business growth is at the heart of a consultation on defined benefit (DB) regulation published today by The Pensions Regulator.
Issued: Thursday 21 November 2013
...Trustees of defined contribution (DC) trust-based pension schemes will be expected to demonstrate how they comply with the new code of practice that comes into effect today.
Issued: Tuesday 19 November 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today published new guidance for trustees considering using asset-backed contribution arrangements to fund pension schemes.
Issued: Tuesday 19 November 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has carried out the first in a series of in depth fact finding visits to business sectors that may face automatic enrolment compliance challenges.
Issued: Friday 8 November 2013
...The Department for Work and Pensions will shortly commence recruitment for a new Chair of The Pensions Regulator.
Issued: Tuesday 5 November 2013
...The eighth and latest version of the Purple Book shows that defined benefit pension schemes are continuing to reduce their risks as most of the asset allocation trends seen in recent years remain unchanged.
Issued: Friday 25 October 2013
...The Pensions Regulator is reminding trustees and employers of multi-employer defined benefit (DB) schemes that payments under a schedule of contributions cannot also be considered payments towards ‘section 75’ debts, or vice versa, in a statement today.
Issued: Tuesday 22 October 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today issued a report under Section 89 of the Pensions Act 2004 setting out its regulatory actions in respect of the UK defined benefit pension scheme of MF Global.
Issued: Monday 21 October 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today responded to Mr Justice Morgan’s High Court ruling in respect of the legal status of a number of suspected pension liberation schemes.
Issued: Thursday 17 October 2013
...The clock is ticking for thousands of medium sized employers across the UK who have six months to go before their duty to automatically enrol workers into a work based pension is switched on.
Issued: Wednesday 16 October 2013
...A new assurance framework is published today to help trustees of defined contribution (DC) ‘master trusts’ demonstrate to potential and existing customers that their scheme is being run to a high standard.
Issued: Tuesday 10 September 2013
...Research released today shows the vast majority of payroll administrators and accountants now expect to have some involvement with automatic enrolment.
Issued: Friday 6 September 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today published information and research on current practice in eight categories of public service pension schemes, ahead of it taking on an expanded role regulating standards of governance and administration for these schemes.
Issued: Wednesday 4 September 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today responded to the announcement that the Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) has completed the acquisition from Eastman Kodak Company of the Personalised Imaging and Document Imaging businesses.
Issued: Tuesday 27 August 2013
...Industry views of The Pensions Regulator have improved in a number of areas, particularly in the regulation of defined benefit funding, its latest ‘perceptions tracker’ research results show.
Issued: Tuesday 20 August 2013
...Research released today shows employers are beginning to recognise the need to allow time to plan for automatic enrolment, but many could face a steep learning curve to be ready on schedule.
Issued: Thursday 1 August 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today announced the appointment of Stephen Soper as its interim chief executive, with effect from 1 August.
Issued: Thursday 1 August 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today launched a suite of new guides to help employers with limited pensions experience to select a good quality scheme for automatic enrolment.
Issued: Tuesday 30 July 2013
...The Pensions Regulator today published its first in-depth analysis of the initial implementation of automatic enrolment.
Issued: Wednesday 24 July 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has welcomed today’s Supreme Court judgment handed down in the case of Bloom and Others versus The Pensions Regulator and Others.
Issued: Tuesday 23 July 2013
...Many schemes are still falling short of the standards The Pensions Regulator has set for measuring data quality and maintaining accurate records, despite steady improvements in some areas.
Issued: Friday 19 July 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has confirmed that the millionth worker has been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension.
Issued: Monday 15 July 2013
...The Pensions Regulator is to be a party in High Court proceedings to ascertain the legal status of a number of schemes involved in suspected pension liberation fraud.
Issued: Thursday 11 July 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has set out the next steps in its work with the pensions sector on improving standards and outcomes in defined contribution (DC) schemes.
Issued: Thursday 4 July 2013
...The Pensions Regulator's work over the last financial year is set out in its 2012 - 2013 annual report and accounts.
Issued: Thursday 27 June 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today published its latest scheme funding analysis of valuations and recovery plans.
Issued: Friday 21 June 2013
...As part of an ongoing review of its Trustee toolkit e-learning programme, the take-up of which has surged during the last year, The Pensions Regulator has today updated the toolkit’s defined benefit (DB) modules.
Issued: Friday 7 June 2013
...Guidance and revised codes of practice, which aim to support automatic enrolment by helping to ensure that members of workplace pensions receive the pension contributions they are due, are published today by The Pensions Regulator.
Issued: Tuesday 21 May 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has set out its strategic approach to regulating defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes and maximising employer compliance with new automatic enrolment duties in its latest Corporate plan.
Issued: Wednesday 8 May 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today published its 2013 annual funding statement to help pension scheme trustees and sponsoring employers to agree valuations and deficit recovery plans.
Issued: Tuesday 9 April 2013
...EIOPA has today published its preliminary assessment of the quantitative impact upon the funding of defined benefit schemes of applying EIOPA's advice on the 'holistic balance sheet' approach.
Issued: Monday 8 April 2013
...The new chair of the regulator’s Determinations Panel, Andrew Long, has announced the appointment of three new members to the Panel.
Chief executive Galvin to leave regulator to become group chief executive of the Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd
Issued: Wednesday 27 March 2013
...Bill Galvin, chief executive of The Pensions Regulator, will be leaving his current position at the end of June in order to take up a new role as group chief executive of the Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USS).
Issued: Wednesday 20 March 2013
...In response to today's Budget announcement, The Pensions Regulator's chairman Michael O’Higgins said:
Issued: Tuesday 12 March 2013
...The Pensions Regulator today confirmed the appointment of Andrew Warwick-Thompson as executive director for defined contribution (DC), governance and administration with effect from April 2013.
Issued: Wednesday 6 March 2013
...New research shows intermediaries' awareness and understanding of automatic enrolment rose significantly during 2012
Issued: Friday 1 March 2013
...An e-learning tool has been launched to help pension trustees and administrators to recognise the warning signs of pension liberation fraud and take action to protect people’s pensions.
Issued: Wednesday 27 February 2013
...The Pensions Regulator is embarking on a series of checks to establish whether schemes have met targets for keeping accurate records, and how they have addressed the regulator’s record-keeping guidance.
Issued: Tuesday 26 February 2013
...New research released today shows a significant increase in awareness and understanding of automatic enrolment amongst UK employers.
Issued: Thursday 14 February 2013
...A hard-hitting information campaign for consumers and pensions professionals has been launched as part of an ongoing multi-agency crackdown on predators claiming to be able to release pensions cash as a loan or lump sum before the law allows.
Issued: Thursday 24 January 2013
...revisions to the current Determinations Panel procedure and a separate Case Team procedure have been determined and are published today following a period of consultation.
Issued: Wednesday 23 January 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has today published a snapshot of the current landscape of occupational trust-based defined contribution (DC) pension provision in the UK.
Issued: Wednesday 16 January 2013
...The Department for Work and Pensions has announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors to The Pensions Regulator.
Issued: Thursday 10 January 2013
...Standards that defined contribution (DC) pension schemes should meet to increase the chance of individuals receiving good outcomes from their retirement savings are published today by The Pensions Regulator.
Issued: Monday 7 January 2013
...The Pensions Regulator has published a report detailing its actions that enabled the restructuring of the UK Coal group.
Issued: Thursday 3 January 2013
...Research published today by The Pensions Regulator indicates that large defined contribution (DC) schemes are more likely to display the quality features necessary for good outcomes for retirement savers than smaller schemes.
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