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Contract-based schemes need powers to move pension savers into modern, fit for purpose schemes and investments, says expert

FOCUS: The new independent governance committees (IGCs) of contract-based workplace pension schemes in the UK do not need to become pseudo-trustees in order to deliver good outcomes for savers. However, they should be given trustee-like powers to transfer... 03 Mar 2015

UK hits record number of pension savers, but encouraging adequate saving remains challenging, says expert

Ensuring UK workers save adequately for retirement requires more than simply automatically enrolling them onto schemes, an expert has said, after the latest figures showed pension scheme membership at a record high. 02 Mar 2015

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Independent pensions policy needed to tackle economic and demographic challenges, says think-tank

The UK needs a new pension policy body which is independent of the government if it is to properly address the growing economic and demographic threats to secure retirement incomes for the country's aging population, according to a new report. 25 Feb 2015

Defined benefit scheme trustees urged to prepare for more transfer requests ahead of new pension flexibilities

Trustees of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes should be ready for more requests from their members to transfer their savings into defined contribution (DC) schemes once new flexibilities come into force in April, the Pensions Regulator has said. 13 Feb 2015

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