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Pensions Regulator should give trusts time to develop drawdown market, says expert

OPINION: The UK Pensions Regulator and government should allow defined contribution master trusts to develop the market in retirement products based on drawdown rather than annuities before publishing detailed guidance. 14 Jan 2015

First ombudsman decisions in pension liberation cases show need for a change in the law, says expert

The Pensions Ombudsman has dismissed complaints by three pension scheme members who were prevented from transferring their savings into suspected liberation schemes, but has warned that "mere suspicion" is not enough reason for a provider to block a transfer... 12 Jan 2015

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Report on future of UK measures of inflation recommends end to RPI, but "slow process" of change continues, says expert

The UK government should end any use of the retail price index (RPI) as a measure of inflation for the purposes of tax, benefits and regulated prices "as soon as possible", according to a report commissioned by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA). 09 Jan 2015

High Court judge disagrees on whether creditors can access bankrupt's pension savings where pension not in payment

Trustees in bankruptcy should not be able to access a bankrupt pension scheme member's savings for the purposes of paying off debts, a High Court judge has ruled, contradicting a 2012 decision of the same court. 08 Jan 2015

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