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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
21 Mar 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Performance, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Amendment, 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:
  • Do you think the regulator's new powers, as outlined in the government's DB white paper, will make any difference to member outcomes?;
  • Is TPR at risk of becoming overstretched by the planned additional powers and broadening remit as outlined in the DB white paper?;
  • Is the government right in planning to force firms to issue a 'statement of intent' highlighting how a sponsor will mitigate the effects on a DB scheme ahead of a corporate sale or takeover?;
  • Was the government right in refraining from allowing schemes that have RPI hard-wired in their rules to switch to a different inflation measure?; and
  • Do the coverage and timing elements of TPR's notifiable events framework need reviewing, as the government plans to do?

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 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
4 Dec 2017 United Kingdom Advisers, Investment - General, Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Amendment, State Pensions, 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:
  • Sir Brian Souter has said the way DB schemes invest does not “encourage enterprise and employment” as they are overweight in gilts and underweight in equities. Do you agree?;
  • What, in your view, has been the most important pensions story this year?;
  • Do you believe existing master trusts should or should not pay more for authorisation than new master trusts?;
  • Does the law for trustees and their advisers need to change to reflect the emerging consensus that climate change is a material financial risk for schemes?; and

  • What is the single biggest challenge for pensions in 2018?

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 2017 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

691076752   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
21 Nov 2017 United Kingdom Pension Reform, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Savings, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Amendment, State Pensions, Surpluses and Deficits
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:
  • A Pensions Institute report has warned that recent Government reforms and rapid market changes could leave the UK facing a crisis in the retirement income market. Do you agree?;
  • The Government is concerned that a rushed pensions cold-calling ban would undercut legitimate marketing. Is this valid?;
  • The DWP has said that, although now is not the right time for changing the level or scope of the DC default charge cap, it expects a much clearer case at the next review in 2020. How likely is change at that time?;
  • Universities UK is proposing to end future DB accrual in the Universities Superannuation Scheme, and transfer members to the existing DC plan, in order to address the scheme's deficit and rising costs. Do you agree?; and
  • Should we just increase the state pension significantly and save ourselves all the trouble of workplace savings?

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 2017 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
2 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Administration, Automatic Enrolment, Industry Bodies (excl. Regulatory Bodies), Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Amendment
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:
  • How effective do you think Workie has been in engaging employers with their auto-enrolment duties?;
  • How likely is it Guy Opperman will still be pensions minister at the end of this parliament?;
  • Do you back Labour's plan to introduce collective defined contribution schemes to give savers certainty and control?;
  • Should there be an industry body that steps in to mediate disputes that can occur when schemes change third-party administrator?; and
  • Should the age eligibility for auto-enrolment be lowered from 22 to 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 >> Oct 2017 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

821065263   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
13 Jun 2017 United Kingdom State Pensions, Scheme Amendment, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Legislation, Industry Bodies (excl. Regulatory Bodies), Taxation
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:
  • Which single Conservative policy on pensions is most at risk from the result of the election?;
  • Should the Government introduce a cap to prevent long and unrealistic scheme recovery plans?;
  • How likely is it there will be another General Election in the next 12 months?;
  • Will the fact that so many young people have voted in this General Election shape pensions policy going forward?; and
  • What percentage of the workforce do you think understands pensions tax relief enough to influence a decision to join, stay in or leave a pension scheme?

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 >> Jun 2017 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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DB schemes survey
DB schemes survey
Sackers
Nov 2016 United Kingdom Surpluses and Deficits, Scheme Amendment, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Pension Protection Fund
Research by Sackers has revealed that 80% of pension schemes support the restructuring of DB pension schemes in some circumstances. Of the 50 individuals from the UK's top DB pension schemes surveyed, 41% thought the DB pensions industry was in crisis but there was a range of views on how to tackle the deficits. These ranged from 36% suggesting reducing annual inflation rises to 8% suggesting cutting overall benefits.

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 2016 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
16 Aug 2016 United Kingdom Trustees, Scheme Amendment, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Legislation, Investment - General, Equality, Automatic Enrolment
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • Is there a particular group of people the Work and Pensions Committee should scrutinise during its inquiry into the regulation of DB schemes?;
  • What group should that be?;
  • Should automatic enrolment be made compulsory?;
  • Should the Government give the economy a boost by banning pension schemes investing in gilts which are turning negative?; and
  • Is the Lloyds Bank Union right to pursue legal action over GMP equalisation instead of letting the DWP reach an accommodation?

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 >> Aug 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

3C995747   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
7 Jun 2016 United Kingdom Trustees, State Pensions, Scheme Issues & Trends, Scheme Amendment, Lifetime ISA
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • Is the current low interest rate environment due to cyclical or structural factors?;
  • In order to deliver value for money, does the industry need to move from a product-selling model to a services model?;
  • Are the benefits of LISA being oversold to young workers by consultants?;
  • Would a fall in post-Brexit migration force the Government to lower the state pension and increase the age at which it is accessed?; and
  • Will the controversy at BHS lead trustees to become more assertive in their scheme funding negotiations with sponsors?

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 >> Jun 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

9A982166   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
31 May 2016 United Kingdom Trustees, Surpluses and Deficits, Scheme Amendment, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Pension Protection Fund, Investment - Management
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • Is the Government setting a dangerous precedent by changing benefits at the British Steel Pension Scheme?;
  • Should the FCA's proposed 1% cap on existing exit charges be lower, higher, or is it about right?;
  • Are DB trustees approaching TPR and PPF early enough to tell them about deficit problems?;
  • Would appointing DB trustees who understand the business of the sponsoring employer make it less likely schemes will end up in the PPF?; and
  • If pension schemes bring investment decisions in-house, will this lead to more investment innovation?

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 >> May 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

D29805E0   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Britain's "Forgotten Army": The collapse in pension membership among the self-employed - and what to do about it.
Britain's "Forgotten Army"
Royal London
23 Apr 2016 United Kingdom Taxation, Scheme Amendment, Savings, Pensioners & Retirement, Part-time, Self-employed and Contract Workers, Lifetime ISA
A new report published by Royal London has revealed a fall in pension scheme membership amongst the self-employed. The figures show that between 1996 and 2012, the percentage of self-employed men of working age contributing to a pension decreased from 62% to 22%. Royal London has written the report recommending a practical solution to this impending crisis, which would be to increase the National Insurance Contributions paid by the self-employed from 9% to 12% with the option of diverting the extra 3% into a pension or Lifetime ISA.

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 >> Apr 2016 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 Feb 2016 United Kingdom Taxation, State Pensions, Scheme Amendment, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Public Sector Pensions, Legislation, Equality, Automatic Enrolment
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • Has the criticism of Ros Altmann on the effect of equalisation of the state pension age on women born in the 1950s been fair?;
  • Is the view that public sector pensions are unfairly generous correct?;
  • Is it a problem for UK pensions if schemes lose members on higher incomes due to reforms in pension tax relief?;
  • Could auto-enrolment be undermined by it becoming too expensive for small businesses?; and
  • Does the industry over-estimate how effective a second Pensions Commission would be based on the success of the first one?

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 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

319601C0   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Aon survey says 80% of schemes have responded to Pensions Freedoms
Aon survey says 80% of schemes have responded to Pensions Freedoms
Aon Hewitt
17 Sep 2015 United Kingdom Transfers, Scheme Amendment, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Pension Reform, Pension Liberation, Advisers
Aon Hewitt has published the results of a survey which has found that 80% of DB schemes, mostly larger schemes with over £500m in assets, have made changes to their retirement processes in response to the recently-introduced pension freedoms.

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 >> Sep 2015 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

2B93135D   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Closedown of Defined Benefit pension schemes accelerates among FTSE 100 companies
Closedown of Defined Benefit pension schemes accelerates among FTSE 100 companies
JLT Employee Benefits (JLT EB)
21 Jan 2015 United Kingdom Scheme Amendment, Accounting, Scheme Issues & Trends
Research by JLT Employee Benefits has revealed that the number of FTSE 100 companies with DB pension schemes fell from 65 to 56 in the year to the end of September.

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 2015 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

A88921A7   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Characteristics of those directly affected by the 2014 Budget pension reforms
IFS Briefing Note BN147
Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
May 2014 United Kingdom Scheme Amendment, Pension Reform
The Institute for Fiscal Studies' latest Briefing Note summarises the characteristics of those who are most likely to be directly affected by the changes to the pensions system announced in the Budget last month. The report concludes that those who will get more flexibility from the reforms are, on average, more highly educated, healthier, report a greater chance of living to older ages, are more likely to be owner-occupiers and have higher overall wealth than those who will be unaffected.

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 >> May 2014 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

F1842053   Click here to contact the authors.
 
NAPF Annual Survey 2013
NAPF Annual Survey
National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF)
5 Dec 2013 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Scheme Amendment, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Pension Reform, Investment - General, Industry Bodies (excl. Regulatory Bodies), Annuities and Income Drawdown
According to the NAPF Annual Survey 2013, the rate of closure of final salary pension schemes slowed down this year. 12% of private sector DB schemes remained open to new members in 2013, compared to 13% in 2012.

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 2013 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

6581094F   Click here to contact the authors.
 

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