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Employee workplace pensions in the UK: 2018 provisional and 2017 revised results
2018 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
12 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Scheme Issues & Trends
According to provisional results from the 2018 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), workplace pension scheme membership has increased to 76% in 2018, from 73% in 2017. The findings also revealed that 90% of public sector workers had a workplace pension scheme, compared to 72% of private sector workers.
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The Pensioners' Incomes Series 2017 to 2018
The Pensioners' Incomes Series
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
28 Mar 2019 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Savings, State Pensions
The Pensioners' Incomes Series 2017 to 2018 is the latest edition of the annual Pensioners' Incomes Series from the DWP. According to the report, 67% of pensioners received income from private pensions in 2017/18, an increase from 62% in 1994/95. The report also showed that In 2017/18, benefit income was the largest component of total gross income for both pensioner couples and single pensioners. This was 59% for single pensioners, while for pensioner couples it was 35%.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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DC scheme investment in illiquid and alternative assets
DC scheme investment in illiquid and alternative assets
Pensions Policy Institute (PPI)
Mar 2019 United Kingdom Investment - General, Investment - Performance, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
In light of the Government's consultation on the ways to enable DC pension schemes to invest a higher proportion of funds into illiquid and alternative assets, the PPI has created a report that examines investment in less traditional assets and discusses how any potential challenges may be overcome. The report shows that 76% of DC assets are currently invested in bonds and equities but greater DC scheme investment in illiquid and alternative assets could potentially yield benefits to pension scheme members.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Economic and fiscal outlook, March 2019
Economic and fiscal outlook
Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)
Mar 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Longevity, Pension Reform, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
The Office for Budget Responsibility's (OBR) latest "Economic and fiscal outlook" sets out economic forecasts to 2023-24, including changes to the public service pensions forecast since October 2018.  Net spending has been revised down by an average of £0.6bn a year from 2020-21 onwards as a result of slightly lower gross expenditure and higher income from contributions.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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DWP employer engagement survey 2018
DWP employer engagement survey 2018
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Mar 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
According to research by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), 59% of employers contacted the DWP on pension-related issues in 2018, compared to 55% in 2015/16. In 2018, 83% of employers reported providing employees with information about workplace pensions and 59% reported providing information about new flexibilities when drawing a pension, compared to 58% and 42% respectively in 2015/16.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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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?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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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?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Automatic Enrolment: Qualitative Research with Newborn Employers - Interim Report
DWP Research Report 978
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Feb 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
The DWP has published an interim report on qualitative research which was carried out in order to understand the effect of automatic enrolment on employers who took on their first eligible workers after 2012, known as ‘newborn’ employers. According to the findings, employers typically viewed automatic enrolment as a positive measure in helping workers save more for retirement, and acknowledged its importance in the context of an ageing society. Meanwhile workers who remained auto-enrolled typically spent little time considering the idea and whilst they often said they wanted to save more for retirement, very few were contributing more than the minimum rate to their pension.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Flexibility Payments from Pensions: January 2019
Flexibility Payments from Pensions
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
25 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Payment of Pensions, Pension Reform, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
HMRC has updated its statistics on the number of flexible payments made from pensions, the number of individuals who have received a flexible payment and the total value of all flexible payments reported to HMRC. During the fourth quarter of 2018, a total of 628,000 payments were made to 264,000 individuals, with a total value of £1,900m. This represents an increase in the number of payments made in the previous quarter, when 585,000 withdrawals were made by 258,000 individuals, but a fall in the overall value of those payments from £1,960m.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
23 Jan 2019 United Kingdom Brexit, Pension Buy-out Companies, Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Legislation, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Superfunds (DB), 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 Government consider the adoption of a universal measure of inflation?;
  • Do you think the potential take-up of CDC makes the policy a good use of DWP’s time and resources?;
  • Should legislation be relaxed to allow master trusts to become CDC providers?;
  • Has your scheme or a scheme you work with stepped up contingency planning for no-deal Brexit?; and
  • Should trustees be compelled to consult directly with members before agreeing to a DB superfund buyout?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
4 Dec 2018 United Kingdom Pensions Dashboard, Pension Protection Fund, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Savings
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 the Department for Work and Pensions right to launch the dashboard on a voluntary participation basis?;
  • The DWP has said it expects the majority of schemes to be providing data to the dashboard by 2023. Do you believe this is feasible?;
  • The PPF Purple Book says the average recovery plan length is 7.8 years. Do you believe this is: too long; about right; or too short?;
  • Should saving into a pension be compulsory?; and
  • What should be the top priority for pensions in 2019?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Flexible Payments from Pensions: November 2018
Flexible payments from pensions
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
2 Nov 2018 United Kingdom Payment of Pensions, Pension Reform, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
HMRC has updated its statistics on the number of flexible payments made from pensions, the number of individuals who have received a flexible payment and the total value of all flexible payments reported to HMRC. During the third quarter of 2018, a total of 585,000 payments were made to 258,000 individuals with a total value of £1,960m.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pension Wise Service Evaluation 2017/18
DWP ad hoc research report no. 67
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Nov 2018 United Kingdom Pension Wise, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
The DWP has published findings from a series of quantitative surveys to understand customer experiences of using Pension Wise. According to the results, 92% of customers who completed appointments were satisfied with their Pension Wise experience overall and 69% were very satisfied. The research also revealed that three months after their appointment, 92% of Pension Wise customers feel confident in their ability to avoid scams, whilst 50% feel very confident in this.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2017 to March 2018
Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics
Home Office
18 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Occupations/Industry Sectors, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
The Home Office has published workforce and pensions statistics for fire and rescue services in England covering the financial year 2017/18. According to the statistics, the Firefighters' Pension Scheme's deficit in 2017/18 was around £552m, which represents a 3% increase on the deficit for the 2016/17 financial year.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
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 Government require schemes to offer partial transfers?;
  • Should TPR publish names of Master Trusts leaving the market as soon as they are known?;
  • Should the industry rebrand DC default funds as 'experts' choice'?;
  • Do you agree with the FCA that contingent charging is not the main driver of poor outcomes for members undertaking DB transfers?; and
  • Should new staff members be able to choose their own pension scheme/provider?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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