Pensions regulator flexes auto-enrolment muscle 23 times

        Professional Adviser | 01 Aug 2014 | 15:12

        The Pensions Regulator (TPR) used its formal powers to ensure employers comply with their automatic enrolment duties on 23 separate occasions up to the end of June this year.


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        Professional Adviser | 01 Aug 2014 | 11:29

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      Professional Adviser | 31 Jul 2014 | 12:09

      Threadneedle launches multi-asset income fund after pension reforms

      Threadneedle has launched a Global Multi Asset Income fund, to be managed by Toby Nangle, as it seeks to provide an alternative vehicle for retirement assets.

      Professional Adviser | 31 Jul 2014 | 11:51

      DWP charge cap hits Lloyds' pension profits

      Life and pensions underlying profits at Lloyds Banking Group were down 18% to £461m in the first half of the year, latest results show.

      Professional Adviser | 31 Jul 2014 | 08:13

      Guidance guarantee plans not good enough, LEBC warns

      The guidance guarantee, if delivered as planned, will do little more than deter people from “doing stupid things” with their pension pots – it will not help them plan for their retirement, according to LEBC.

      Professional Adviser | 30 Jul 2014 | 07:58

      RP Poll: Is the pensions passport a 'win-win'?

      In this week’s quick fire poll we ask whether you agree with the suggestion that a pensions passport is a “win-win.”

      Retirement Planner | 29 Jul 2014 | 16:56

      BlackRock to repurpose target date fund range and enter drawdown market

      BlackRock is working to "repurpose" its range of target date funds and introduce an income drawdown product in response to the liberalisation of defined contribution (DC) regulation.

      Retirement Planner | 29 Jul 2014 | 15:43

      JOHCM plans multi-asset launch after pension reforms

      JO Hambro Capital Management is considering rolling out a multi-asset range as it looks to benefit from pension reforms, its chief executive has said.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jul 2014 | 12:07

      FSCS 'expects' more IFA failures from SIPP investigations

      The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) said it expects the number of advisory businesses declared in default as a result of its investigations into self-invested personal pension (SIPP) advice to rise above the current four.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jul 2014 | 09:00

      Aviva drops drawdown charge on platform

      Provider Aviva has dropped the £100 a year drawdown charge on its platform.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jul 2014 | 07:49

      Annuity sales plunge 40% after pensions 'seismic shift'

      Annuity sales have dropped 43.8% year on year as retirees wait for pension freedoms to begin in April 2015, according to latest research.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jul 2014 | 07:00

      LV= annuity sales up 30% despite Budget changes

      Mutual LV= has reported strong annuity sales for the second quarter of the year despite the sweeping changes to retirement income announced in the 2014 Budget.

      Professional Adviser | 28 Jul 2014 | 10:20

      Pensions passport idea touted as ‘win-win’

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      Professional Adviser | 28 Jul 2014 | 09:49

      Should capped drawdown really be shelved?

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      Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 17:10

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      Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 15:57
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      Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 15:53

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    The idea of a pensions passport has been described as a win-win. Do you agree?