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Defined Contribution trust-based pension schemes research 2019
Defined Contribution trust-based pension schemes research
The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Aug 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
TPR has published research which summarises the findings of its annual survey of trust-based occupational DC pension schemes, carried out between January and March 2019. According to the research, the scale of under-performance in small pension schemes is 'unacceptable'. Only 4% of micro schemes, which have between two and 11 members and 1% of small schemes, which have between 12 and 99 members, are meeting all governance standards.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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PwC Skyval Index July data shows £20bn increase in UK DB pension deficit
PwC Skyval Index
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
31 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Scheme Issues & Trends, Surpluses and Deficits
According to the latest PwC Skyval index, the deficit of DB pension funds has increased by £20bn compared to the previous month end and the total deficit stood at £240bn at the end of July 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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

D911609EA    
 
Transfers to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes: July 2019
Transfers to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
31 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Transfers
HMRC has published statistics showing the total number and value of transfers made to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) each year since 2006-07. According to the statistics, during the 2018-19 tax year 5,000 transfers with a total value of £640m were made. This represents an increase in the number of transfers, up from 4,700, and a decrease in the total value of transfers, which was £740m, during the previous 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 >> Jul 2019 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: July 2019
Flexible Payments from Pensions
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
31 Jul 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 second quarter of 2019, a record total of 760,000 payments were made to 336,000 individuals with a total value of £2,750m.

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TIAA-MIT Agelab study finds student loan debt significantly impacts retirement savings, longevity planning and family relationships
Student loan debt significantly impacts retirement savings
TIAA
30 Jul 2019 United States Savings
A survey from TIAA has revealed that 84% of American adults say that student loans are negatively impacting the amount they are able to save for retirement. Among those not saving for retirement at all, 26%  cite the need to pay off student loan debt as the reason.

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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Advisers predict huge growth in clients seeking decumulation advice
Advisers predict huge growth in clients seeking decumulation advice
Heartwood Investment Management
29 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Advisers, Investment - General, Longevity
According to research from Heartwood Investment Management, 86% of financial advisers expect exponential growth in clients requiring decumulation advice over the next five years. Decumulation is the conversion of pension assets accumulated throughout an employees’ working life into retirement income. With this increasing demand, advisers have warned of significant challenges facing clients seeking retirement income, with 61% of advisers believing there has been insufficient industry focus on decumulation solutions.

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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

6E11601B9   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Heavy falls leave annuity income closer to record low
Heavy falls leave annuity income closer to record low
Moneyfacts
24 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown
According to data from the latest Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury Report, annuity rates fell heavily in Q2 2019. The average annual standard annuity income has decreased by 5.5% since the start of the year, putting annuities on track for their heaviest annual fall since 2014.

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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

BE1160022   Click here to contact the authors.
 
No such thing as a typical drawdown customer
No such thing as a typical drawdown customer
Royal London
19 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown
According to data from Royal London's Drawdown Governance Service, individuals are taking income at rates varying from 4% to 10% depending on their pot size and income requirements. Whilst an annual income withdrawal rate of 4-5% has generally been considered as sustainable, the figures revealed two broad groups of customers using income drawdown in different ways.

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Businesses support extension of auto-enrolment to more workers
Businesses support extension of auto-enrolment to more workers
Scottish Widows and CBI
19 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Scheme Issues & Trends, Taxation
A survey conducted by the CBI and Scottish Widows has found that 74% of businesses support broadening automatic enrolment to include the self-employed and those earning less than the current earnings trigger of £10,000. The research also found that 71% of businesses believe that at some point in the future employers will need to make higher contributions to automatic enrolment pension schemes for their employees to have sufficient levels of retirement income.

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Actuarial valuation of the firefighters’ schemes 2016
Actuarial valuation of the firefighters’ schemes 2016
Government Actuary's Department (GAD)
19 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Public Sector Pensions
The Government Actuary's Department (GAD) has published the results of an actuarial valuation of the firefighters' pension schemes as at 31 March 2016. The valuation was conducted at the request of the Home Office following the Government's decision to suspend the operation of the schemes' cost control mechanisms pending the outcome of its appeal of the December 2018 judgment of the Court of Appeal, and therefore looked at both the uncorrected and corrected employer contribution rates. The report states that the uncorrected employer contribution rate effective over the implementation period is 25.7% of pensionable pay, an increase of 8.1% on the current rate, while the corrected employer contribution rate over the implementation period is 30.2% of pensionable pay, an increase of 12.6%.

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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Annual Survey of Investment Regulation of Pension Funds 2019
Annual Survey of Investment Regulation of Pension Funds
OECD
18 Jul 2019 WORLDWIDE Investment - General, Worldwide News
The OECD has published the 2019 edition of its annual survey examining the quantitative investment regulations to which pension funds are subject in OECD countries and a selection of non-OECD countries. The survey found that only nine of the countries analysed, including the United Kingdom, do not place a ceiling upon pension fund investment for the selection of asset classes examined, with investments in equities capped in most countries and a number of countries either limiting or entirely forbidding investment in real estate, private investment funds or loans.

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 >> Jul 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
17 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Death Benefits, Equality, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Legislation, Part-time, Self-employed and Contract Workers, 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:
  • Will Guy Opperman stay in post as pensions and financial inclusion minister under the new prime minister?;
  • Was the Government wrong to decide not to legislate to equalise widowers’ survivor benefits?;
  • Do you agree with Shadow Pensions Minister Jack Dromey that there should be a fiduciary college at a university for trustee training?;
  • Should all FTSE 350 employers offer matching pension contributions?; and
  • Should the £10,000 auto-enrolment threshold be lowered so that more low-paid women in part-time work can benefit?

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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

1D11597D8    
 
DC master trusts are the most appropriate pension scheme for nearly 60% of employers, Buck research finds
DC master trusts are the most appropriate pension scheme for nearly 60% of employers
Buck
16 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Master Trusts, Scheme Issues & Trends, Technology & Systems
According to a survey conducted by Buck, 60% of employers consider master trusts to be the most suitable form of DC pension scheme for their business. The research identified that employers believe that master trusts enable them to provide a pension scheme that meets the needs of the modern workplace whilst also delegating formal responsibility for the management of the scheme to experts outside of their organisation. The survey also found that the majority of master trusts provide digital tools for communicating with and educating members, which 84% of employers identified as something that they wanted their pension scheme members to benefit from. 

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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Employer core contributions to defined contribution pensions jump by up to 40%
FTSE 350 DC Pension Scheme Survey
Willis Towers Watson
16 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Scheme Issues & Trends
According to the latest edition of the Willis Towers Watson annual FTSE 350 DC Pension Scheme Survey, employer contribution rates to DC pension schemes amongst FTSE 100 companies have risen to the highest rate recorded to date. The research found that in 2019 core contributions made by FTSE 100 employers rose to 7.1%, up from 6.4% in 2018. The survey also recorded an increase in FTSE 250 employer core contributions from 4.3% in 2018 to 6.1% 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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

C61159118    
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
11 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Corporate Governance, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Taxation, 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:
  • Is The Pensions Regulator right to accelerate the consolidation of smaller schemes?;
  • Is 10 weeks an appropriate length to conduct a full DB to DC transfer, as laid out in PASA’s new transfer guidance?;
  • Do you agree with The Pensions Regulator’s view the governance of smaller schemes is generally poor?;
  • Should the government amend pensions tax allowance rules specifically for high-earners in the NHS Pension Scheme?; and
  • Is it right for TPR to pursue company bosses’ personal assets to provide funds for DB schemes?

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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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