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Pension Schemes to benefit from The Pensions Regulator Code of Practice

On 17 March 2021, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) published a press release calling for “industry views” to assist in making a “clearer, more accessible single code of practice”. With this in mind, they have opened a consultant which will focus on the draft content for the first phase of their new code of practice. The […]

Spring Clean your Accounts

Spring clean your accounts! Clear out the dust and cobwebs from your pension scheme’s accounts. It’s time to tidy up those accounts and make the most of your time and energy. For homes, spring cleaning is something of a relic. Modern heating methods don’t leave behind the accumulation of soot that used to require deep […]

The PMI Master Trust Working Group Gives Great Examples of Good Governance

With a growing market in DC Master Trust employers now have a greater choice in where to invest their employee’s pension contributions. The PMI Master Trust Working Group have published a report on the link between good governance and strong member outcomes for DC Master Trusts (15 October 2020). There were some great examples of […]

The Pension Schemes Act 2021 tells us what we always thought – “there is no free lunch”

Tackling climate change, Protecting pension pots and Funding Defined benefit (DB) schemes are the three key areas highlighted in the blog by David Fairs, Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice at TPR (The Pensions Regulator). Climate change “Unfortunately, in this area, as in most if not all areas of life, there is no […]

COVID-19: How to protect schemes from sponsor distress

As of 12 November 2020 the Pensions Regulator (tPR) declared that pension trustees for specifically defined benefit (DB) pension schemes must be ready for possible sponsor distress following the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Trustees should be ready and cautious for indications of employer distress or insolvency which consequently could be detrimental for the supported […]

What is the Buy One Give One scheme (B1G1)?

You may have heard of the B1G1 project. Quite simply, it is a way for businesses to provide help and support to the most vulnerable people and environments in the world, just by getting on with the ordinary work we do every day. Originally called Buy 1 Give 1, B1G1 in a non-profit organisation based […]

Great to see so many responding to TPR’s first DB code of consultation on DB funding

In January 2021, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) published its first response to its first defined benefit (DB) code of consultation on improving funding pension schemes that will lead to new legislation. There were over one hundred responses with thousands of comments. 32% of responses were from pension advisers and 21% were from pension trustees, with […]

Have You Pledged to Combat Pension Scams?

Have You Pledged to Combat Pension Scams? Pension schemes have lost a total of £31 million to scammers since 2017. On a more personal level, victims of these scams lose an average of £82,000 when targeted, an amount that could take 22 years to build up in a pension pot. To combat these scams The […]

Why cashing in a pension pot as Covid bites should be a last resort

Cashing in a pension pot People accessing their pension as a flexible income has increased by 56% since the first lockdown. This increase is due to people withdrawing after holding off when stock markets were volatile. However withdrawals of all types still remain below 2019 levels. With businesses now shut due to the third lockdown, […]

Our Virtual Christmas Activity

Our virtual Christmas activity Unlike previous years we have celebrated Assure UK’s 2020 achievements and rolled into our Christmas holidays virtually. Even though our Christmas activity would be different to previous years we felt it was important to come together as a team and have some fun. The team received their gift wrapped package at […]

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