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Occupational DC pension scheme 'short service refunds' to end in October 2015

Members of occupational defined contribution (DC) pension schemes who leave an employer after less than two years of service will no longer be able to take a 'short service refund' of any contributions they have paid into that scheme from October 2015, the... 23 Oct 2014

Post-2015 UK pensions landscape taking shape, says expert, as government publishes draft charges and governance regulations

Workplace pension schemes will be subject to new governance standards from April 2015 while member-borne charges will be capped, according to draft regulations published for consultation by the UK government. 20 Oct 2014

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First DC pension ‘master trust’ attains independent assurance under new framework

The People’s Pension has become the first occupational defined contribution (DC) ‘master trust’ to receive independent assurance of its quality against the new regulator-backed framework, the Pensions Regulator has announced. 16 Sep 2014

Marketing of tax avoidance schemes could see pension scheme administrators fail new 'fit and proper' test, says expert

Those who have been involved in the design or marketing of a tax avoidance scheme could be prevented from acting as the administrator of a registered pension scheme according to new guidance published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). 04 Sep 2014

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