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The PSIG Scams Survey Pilot 2018
The PSIG Scams Survey Pilot 2018
Pension Scams Industry Group
18 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Pension Scams
The Pension Scams Industry Group (PSIG), the voluntary body set up to support trustees, providers and administrators in combating pension scams, has published the results of a study on the scale of scam activity affecting members and practitioners,  entitled 'The PSIG Scams Survey Pilot 2018'. Results of the study show that a major area of concern is the quality of adviser, with 52% identifying red flags such as an unregulated introducer, advisers in a different country from the scheme member or an adviser already on a watch list.
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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
14 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - General, Pension Scams, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Savings, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Is too much responsibility put onto the saver when it comes to protecting themselves from scams?;
  • What should the Government’s main priority for auto-enrolment be?;
  • Despite AE now securing 10 million workers, low-earners are still not covered by the initiative. Does this undermine its long-term success?;
  • Amber Rudd has warned individuals could face up to seven years in prison for reckless mismanagement of employees’ pensions. Is this justified?;
  • Should the DWP allow schemes to increase the proportion of member-nominated trustees (MNTs) to 50% of the trustee board?; and
  • Should schemes be allowed to substitute professional trustees for MNTs?
3B11403B9 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Estimated costs of uprating State Pension in frozen rate countries
Estimated costs of uprating State Pension in frozen rate countries
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
14 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Payment of Pensions, State Pensions
The Department for Work and Pensions has published an ad hoc analysis in which it gives an estimate of the cost of uprating the state pension for overseas residents living in countries where state pension increases are not paid such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. According to the analysis, in 2019/20 uprating the state pension in frozen rate countries will cost £600m.
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How to harness CEO self-interest to protect pensions
How to harness CEO self-interest to protect pensions
Warwick Business School
12 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Executive Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
A study conducted by researchers at Warwick Business School, the University of Exeter Business School and Queen Mary University of London has found that forcing executives to become members of the same pension plan as their staff could protect DB schemes from closure. The research looked at the pension arrangements of all 322 publicly listed UK firms that offered a DB scheme between 1999 and 2013, and found that CEOs were 77% less likely to close their company's main DB scheme if they were a member of the scheme and a trustee of the plan, even if it was in deficit.
E511398BC Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Transfer values fluctuate during January but end month unchanged
XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index
XPS Pensions Group
12 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
According to the XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index, pension transfer values fluctuated moderately during January 2019. There was, however, no overall change across the month, with the index ending January at £235,000, unchanged from the end of December 2018.
CC11395CD Click here to view the full summary.  
 
All change for DB transfers - issue 14
All change for DB transfers
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP)
11 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Transfers
According to the latest quarterly analysis by Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP), transfer quotation rates have fallen to the lowest rate recorded since Q3 2016, while over 2018 as a whole rates fell to just over 6% of deferred members, compared to almost 8% over 2017. The analysis also found, however, that take-up rates have remained stable at 30% for the year to 30 June 2018, compared with 28% for the 12 months to 30 June 2017.
88114019F Click here to view the full summary.  
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
7 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Trustees
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Should the DWP 'nudge' smaller, sub-1,000 member DC schemes to consolidate?;
  • The DWP wants DC trustees to set out a policy on illiquid investments and provide statistics on such investments. Do you agree with this approach?;
  • Should the DC default charge cap be amended to make it easier for trustees to invest in illiquid assets, which typically incur performance fees?;
  • Should all DC pension schemes and master trusts be required to publicly report the performance of their investment strategies/funds?; and
  • Do you think master trusts will improve member engagement?
3111396B8 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Planning and preparing for later life: a social survey feasibility study
Planning and preparing for later life: a social survey feasibility study
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
6 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Automatic Enrolment, Savings, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), State Pensions
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has commissioned a feasibility study into how the DWP can better understand the ways people plan and prepare for later life. The study examines what data the Government needs and it makes recommendations to help inform the future direction of research into later life issues concerning work, retirement and pensions decisions. One of the recommendations in the report is to introduce a bespoke, cross-sectional survey of 40 to 75 year olds, repeated every three to five years.
801138430 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
Retirement brings "FOMO" concerns for workers over 50
Retirement brings "FOMO" concerns for workers over 50
AEGON
5 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Longevity, Pensioners & Retirement
Research by AEGON has revealed that the fear of missing out (FOMO) means that half of workers over the age of 50 favour a phased transition into retirement that allows them to balance their health and wealth. The research also found that 42% of those surveyed cited the need of an income to supplement their pension as a reason to work beyond retirement.
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Government 'dithering' on pension reforms could cost low earners thousands
Government 'dithering' on pension reforms could cost low earners thousands
TUC
5 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Pension Reform, Savings
The TUC has published analysis showing that Government delays to pension reforms could leave low-paid workers thousands of pounds worse off. The research highlights that the Government has pledged to remove the Lower Earnings Limit (LEL), boosting the pension pots of workers on low income, but has only suggested a vague commitment to implement this in the mid-2020s. The research shows that delaying the removal of the LEL by just six years could mean a worker earning £10,000 loses out on a sixth of the value of their pension pot.
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FTSE 350 Pension Deficit Holds Steady in January
Pensions Risk Survey
4 Feb 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
Data from the Mercer Pensions Risk Survey has revealed that the deficit of FTSE 350 DB pension schemes remained at £41bn in January. According to Mercer, pension scheme liabilities increased by £18bn to £806bn in January due to a fall in corporate bond yields, offset by a fall in market implied inflation. The figures also show that asset values rose by £18bn to £765bn leaving the overall deficit unchanged.
141138324 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Compliance and enforcement - Quarterly bulletin: October - December 2018
Compliance and Enforcement Quarterly Bulletin
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Feb 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Trustees
TPR has published the latest edition of its quarterly compliance and enforcement bulletin, in which the Regulator provides an overview of how it used its powers between October and December 2018. According to the bulletin, between October and December 2018 TPR issued 6,795 automatic enrolment compliance notices and conducted 88 automatic enrolment inspections. The report also highlights that during this quarter the Regulator conducted its first prosecution of an employer's adviser for falsely claiming that his client's staff had been automatically enrolled into a pension.
84114006E Click here to view the full summary.  
 
PPF 7800 Index (31 January 2019)
PPF 7800 Index
Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
Feb 2019 United Kingdom Pension Protection Fund, Surpluses and Deficits
According to the latest PPF 7800 Index, the deficit of the 5,450 schemes is estimated to have decreased from a deficit of £31.9bn at the end of the December 2018 to a deficit of £23.1bn at the end of January 2019. The funding level increased from 98% at the end of December 2018 to 98.6% at the end of January 2019.
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Automatic enrolment: Declaration of compliance report: July 2012 - end January 2019
Automatic enrolment: Declaration of compliance report
Feb 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
TPR has published its monthly report on automatic enrolment, which sets out information based on data submitted by employers. According to the report, 1,448,774 employers confirmed that they had met their duties by completing their declaration of compliance between July 2012 and the end of January 2019. The report also states that 10,003,000 eligible jobholders were automatically enrolled into an automatic enrolment pension scheme during the same period.
FF1139054 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures - February 2019
The current master trust market: Latest facts and figures
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Feb 2019 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
TPR has published the latest version of statistics outlining the current state of the master trust market. In the report, the Regulator revealed that it has identified 90 master trusts in the market, and that as at 31 January, it had received eight applications for authorisation. The report also shows that of the master trusts identified by TPR, seven have exited the market, 31 have triggered their exit from the market, and 44 are expected to either apply for authorisation or trigger their exit from the market in the coming months.
95113855A Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 

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