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Latest news from The Pensions Regulator
TPR begins pre-Christmas spot checks on South of England employers
TPR is carrying out spot checks in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Kent to ensure employers are complying with their pension duties.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT
'We will take action against employers failing to pay into pensions' – TPR
More employers have been ordered to pay missing pension contributions, according to new data released by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) today.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Bus company and boss convicted of deliberately failing to give their staff workplace pensions
A bus company and its managing director have admitted deliberately avoiding giving their staff workplace pensions.
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR achieves diversity kitemark for supporting disabled workers
Brighton-based employer TPR has signed up to the Disability Confident scheme to show its commitment to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR reviews value for member assessments in DC schemes
TPR has launched a review into whether trustees are carrying out adequate assessments of the costs and charges paid by members.
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Use your eyes and ears to avoid pension scams, TPR warns
TPR has launched new online messaging urging consumers to keep their eyes and ears open for pension scams.
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Instant pensions duties start for new businesses
Start-up businesses will from 1 October have a legal duty to put staff straight into a workplace pension as soon as they employ them.
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Trustees banned over their roles in schemes that were subject to a suspected multimillion pound pension scam
Three people have been banned from acting as trustees of pension schemes over suspicions that millions of pounds were scammed from investors using schemes of which they were trustees.
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR steps up 21st Century Trusteeship campaign to deliver good governance
TPR has today launched a new campaign to protect workplace pension savers by driving up the standards of governance across pension schemes.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR publishes report on Nortel case
TPR today published a report on the use of its anti-avoidance powers in seeking financial support for the Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan.
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR to prosecute bus company and boss for failing to give staff workplace pensions
TPR is to prosecute a Greater Manchester bus firm and its managing director for deliberately not putting staff into a workplace pension.
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR sets out action to tackle gaps in scheme governance
Governance and administration across DC schemes has improved while DB schemes are showing better understanding of TPR’s code of practice, new surveys show.
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Websites carrying anti-scam messaging could be fraudsters in disguise
Rogue pension websites are carrying anti-scam messages to try to trick consumers into believing that they are legitimate businesses, TPR has warned.
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR carries out spot checks on South Wales employers
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has begun carrying out spot checks in South Wales to ensure employers are complying with their pension duties.
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR to prosecute Dominic Chappell for failing to reveal information in connection with the sale of BHS
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to prosecute Dominic Chappell for failing to provide information and documents it requested during its investigation into the sale of BHS.
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Court ruling on Box Clever clears way for TPR’s first substantive anti-avoidance hearing before the Upper Tribunal
The Court of Appeal has rejected ITV's latest legal challenge in the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme case which will now move to a substantive hearing in the New Year.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Tata Steel UK’s proposal to restructure the British Steel Pension Scheme agreed by TPR
TPR) has given initial approval to a proposal from Tata Steel UK to restructure the British Steel Pension Scheme and prevent the company becoming insolvent.
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR names pension schemes whose trustees failed to complete their basic duties
Pension trustees of a number of high profile employers have failed to comply with their basic duties, TPR has revealed.
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR sets out revised description of a professional trustee
TPR has set out how it will generally use its powers to impose monetary penalties and its revised description of who it considers to be a professional trustee, after listening to the views of the pensions industry.
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR begins AE spot checks on Glasgow employers
TPR has begun carrying out spot checks in Glasgow to ensure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment duties.
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Automatic enrolment continues to shape the savings landscape
Thousands of start-up businesses will from October have instant pension duties, and more than half will need to enrol staff into a workplace pension, new figures show.
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR issues first fine to a public service pension scheme
TPR has fined a public service pension scheme £1,000 for failing to submit basic information required by law.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR begins AE spot checks on Edinburgh employers
TPR has begun carrying out spot checks in Edinburgh to ensure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment duties.
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
NOW: Pensions removed from the master trust assurance list at its own request
NOW: Pensions has today been removed from the master trust assurance list.
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR warns it will prosecute companies and individuals for failing to provide requested information
TPR has published a report on its first criminal prosecutions for failing to provide information requested as part of ongoing investigations.
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR to tour the country giving anti-scam warnings to advisers
TPR is speaking to pensions professionals across the UK to help them prevent their clients falling victim to fraudsters.
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Automatic enrolment passes the eight million milestone
More than eight million employees have signed up for a workplace pension since the launch of automatic enrolment, new figures published today confirm.
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR evolves to meet pension challenges
TPR published its Annual Report and Accounts today showing how it has met ongoing challenges across the pensions landscape by adapting its regulatory approach.
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Employers confident of AE success
Automatic enrolment is business as usual for employers who say they are confident they are meeting their workplace pensions duties successfully, new research shows.
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Office manager convicted of withholding information in £13.75m pension scam investigation
The former office manager of a company at the centre of a multimillion pound scam inquiry has been convicted of refusing to provide information relevant to the investigation.
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Trustees warned to meet basic governance requirements or face financial penalties
New data published today by TPR shows that trustees of pension schemes who fail in their basic duties can expect to receive a penalty from TPR.
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Employers warned not to fall for exemption certificate scam
Employers are being warned not to fall for a scam involving the sale of fake certificates that suggest they do not have workplace pension duties.
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR publishes report on BHS case
TPR has published a report into its involvement with the BHS pension scheme that led to a £363m settlement with Sir Philip Green.
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR reaches final settlement in Coats anti-avoidance case
TPR has agreed a £74m settlement for a third DB pension scheme as part of its anti-avoidance investigation into thread manufacturer Coats.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR carries out AE spot checks on Sheffield employers
TPR is carrying out spot checks in Sheffield this week to ensure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment duties.
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR to begin AE spot checks on Birmingham employers
TPR is to begin carrying out spot checks in Birmingham to ensure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment duties.
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR sets expectations for DB schemes as analysis shows strong affordability but higher deficits
The majority of DB pension schemes remain affordable but many should do more to tackle increased deficits and reduce risk to pensioners, TPR said today.
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR begins AE spot checks on Manchester employers
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has carried out spot checks in Greater Manchester to ensure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment (AE) duties.
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Pensions Regulator finalises pension deal with Hoover
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has approved a proposal by Hoover Limited regarding the Hoover (1987) Pension Scheme (HPS).
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Statement on British Steel Pension Scheme
Good progress is being made in our discussions with Tata Steel UK and the trustees about the future of the British Steel Pension Scheme.
Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Pensions Regulator publishes its annual funding statement for DB scheme valuations
TPR has today published its annual funding statement, aimed at all trustees and employers of defined benefit schemes.
Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Andrew Warwick-Thompson to leave The Pensions Regulator
TPR has confirmed that Andrew Warwick-Thompson will leave his post of Executive Director for Regulatory Policy and join LGPS Central as CEO.
Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR names employers ordered by the courts to pay fines for ignoring pension rules
Employers taken to court for failing to pay fines for workplace pension non-compliance are being made public on a new list.
Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Start-ups alerted to instant pensions duties
New businesses which start up from October this year are being warned they will have instant pension duties once they take on a member of staff.
Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Shoe firm left to foot £42,000 bill after ignoring staff pension rules
A high street footwear firm turned a £400 fine into a bill for more than £40,000 after claiming it was too busy to meet its pension responsibilities.
Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Fighting scams – TPR bans trustees
TPR is warning pension savers, trustees and administrators of the danger of rogue individuals using scamming techniques, after taking action to prohibit the trustees of 5G Futures Pension scheme.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Focused, faster and more frequent – increased frontline interventions a top priority for TPR
Intervening more frequently and acting quicker are amongst The Pensions Regulator (TPR) goals for the next three years.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR appoints Acting Director of Automatic Enrolment
The Pensions Regulator has appointed Darren Ryder as Acting Director of Automatic Enrolment.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Charles Counsell to leave The Pensions Regulator to become Chief Executive of the Money Advice Service
TPR confirmed today that Charles Counsell will leave his role as Executive Director of Automatic Enrolment, and member of TPR Board, in May to become Chief Executive of the Money Advice Service.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Automatic enrolment tops half-million mark for employers
The 500,000th UK employer has completed their workplace pension duties according to new figures released today by TPR, as the pace of automatic enrolment continues to increase.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Charity boss convicted of refusing to provide information to The Pensions Regulator
The head of a charity has been ordered to pay £6,500 for refusing to give information linked to an investigation into unusual scheme investments to TPR.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Solicitor and firm ordered to pay more than £16,000 for refusing to provide information
A solicitor and the firm where he is a partner have been ordered to pay more than £16,000 in fines and costs for refusing to give documents to TPR which were required as part of a wider investigation.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR provides guidance for trustees setting and monitoring investment strategies
As part of its strategy to produce simpler guidance for occupational pension schemes, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has today published new investment guidance for trustees.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR delivers transparency on penalties and clarity on professional trustees
As part of its 21st Century Trustee initiative, TPR has clarified its expectations by publishing a revised description of a professional trustee for consultation.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR provides more help for trustees and savers in the fight against pension scams
TPR has today added several features to its scorpion campaign to help prevent savers from falling victim to pension scams.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Master trusts gain independent assurance - good preparation for authorisation in 2018
TPR has today announced that in the last six months eight more master trusts have obtained master trust assurance and been added to its list of schemes with assurance.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Spot check on employers: TPR steps up inspections in compliance drive
Spot checks are to be carried out on employers across the UK to make sure they are complying with their workplace pensions duties.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Pensions Regulator secures £363m cash settlement with Sir Philip Green
TPR has agreed a cash settlement worth up to £363 million with Sir Philip Green.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR works with employers to ensure they meet public service data provision obligations
Intervention by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has ensured that over 40 authorities and schools have submitted information to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) for almost 8,500 members.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
New members appointed to TPR's Determinations Panel
The Chair of TPR’s Determinations Panel, Andrew Long, has announced the appointment of two new members to the Panel.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Employers: Don’t risk your credit rating
Employers who ignore their automatic enrolment duties could find themselves with a County Court Judgement, TPR has warned.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR acts to protect savers as new figures show significant shift to DC
Total memberships in DC pension schemes have for the first time overtaken DB schemes, a report published today by TPR reveals.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Pensions Regulator is successful in legal challenge concerning the Silentnight Group DB scheme
A group of claimants has failed to obtain permission to bring judicial review proceedings against TPR in relation to an ongoing anti-avoidance case concerning the Silentnight Group DB Scheme.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
TPR issues first chair’s statement fines against master trust schemes
TPR has issued its first fines against a number of master trust schemes for failing to complete a chair’s statement.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Charles Counsell awarded OBE for services to workplace pension reform
Charles Counsell, Executive Director of Automatic Enrolment at TPR, has been awarded an OBE for his services to workplace pension reform in the 2017 New Year Honours List.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
'We will not accept two classes of pension scheme member' – TPR
TPR has underlined its determination to drive up standards of governance and trusteeship to ensure all members and scheme sponsors can reap the benefits of good stewardship.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR reaches £255m settlement in Coats anti-avoidance case
Anti-avoidance action taken by TPR will result in payment of £255 million from Coats Group Plc, helping to safeguard the benefits of approximately 24,000 pension scheme members.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Three non-executive directors appointed to The Pensions Regulator
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) today announces the appointment of three non-executive directors to its Board by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Magnificent Seven! Seven million saving as result of automatic enrolment
More than seven million people have now been put into a pension by their employer as a result of automatic enrolment, according to TPR figures published today.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR publishes new quick integrated risk management guide for smaller schemes
TPR has published a new quick guide to IRM aimed at trustees of smaller DB schemes.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR to demand record-keeping measures from schemes
TPR is to ask trustees to report on record-keeping in their scheme return to help improve standards.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT
BHS: TPR launches enforcement action
TPR seeks redress for 20,000 pension scheme members following investigation.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT
No Excuse: Don't Ignore the Workplace Pension
Employers are being reminded that workplace pensions law applies to everyone with staff.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR uses threat of avoidance powers to protect member benefits
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has used its powers as a deterrent to ensure members of a defined benefit (DB) scheme will receive their full benefits, following the sale of the sponsoring business.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR continues tougher approach and fines more trustees
TPR has repeated its warning to trustees of DC schemes to comply with pensions law or face a fine.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR welcomes new powers to protect savers in master trusts
TPR today welcomed the Government’s Pension Schemes Bill which will give it tough new powers to regulate master trust schemes.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR acts in insolvency case to ensure members receive PPF benefits
TPR has used its powers to ensure members of a closed DB scheme receive PPF compensation after the scheme’s rules were changed.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR encourages public service pension schemes to meet obligations and publish information
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is calling on public service pension scheme managers to ensure they are publishing information about their pension board.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR issues maximum chair's statement fine for professional trustees
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is again urging trustees of defined contribution (DC) schemes to comply with new pensions law or face a mandatory fine.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Automatic enrolment hits 200,000 employer landmark
More than 200,000 employers have now completed their workplace pension duties as automatic enrolment continues to roll out to small and micro employers.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Employers urged to check how automatic enrolment affects them
Small and micro employers are being encouraged to engage early with automatic enrolment to avoid the risk of a fine as latest quarterly figures show a rise in the number of penalties issued.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
New DC code underlines TPR’s expectations of trustees
TPR’s new code of practice for DC pension schemes, which sets out the standards that pension trustees need to meet to comply with legislation, has come into force today.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR appoints Front-Line Executive Director
TPR has announced the appointment of Nicola Parish as its Executive Director for Front-Line Regulation.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
High compliance rates underpin success of automatic enrolment
Automatic enrolment continues to bring more people into workplace pensions with pension saving again becoming the norm, according to a report published today.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR welcomes publication of report on BHS
TPR is determined to achieve the best possible outcome for members of the BHS pension scheme and PPF levy payers.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Raising the bar – what makes a good 21st century trustee?
TPR has today published a discussion paper that continues the debate about how best to drive up standards of pensions trusteeship.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Trustees urged to redouble their efforts on governance standards
TPR is urging pension trustees to focus on driving up standards of governance and administration in their schemes, in order to increase the likelihood that members receive a good outcome from their retirement savings.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR warns trustees against knee-jerk reactions to market volatility
TPR has today issued a guidance statement to pension trustees following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, as market volatility has led to uncertainty about scheme funding plans and investments.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Advisers help drive success of automatic enrolment
Awareness and understanding of automatic enrolment is now almost universal amongst business advisers – and more than nine out of 10 are now helping clients meet their duties, the latest research shows.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Pensions and jobs protected by Halcrow agreement
TPR has published a report showing how it worked closely with the Halcrow Pension Scheme and its sponsoring employer to help protect member benefits and jobs.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR meeting ambitious goals, amid changing environment
TPR is performing well in its key areas of responsibility despite the pace of change in the pensions sector, according to its 2015 - 2016 Annual Report and Accounts published today.
Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Statement in support of 2016 scams awareness month
TPR welcomes the launch of Scams Awareness Month.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR acts to protect savers' funds
The Pensions Regulator has warned all pension savers to be vigilant when considering transferring out from their existing pension, after publishing details of governance failings in the London Quantum Retirement Benefit Scheme.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR extends partnership with Capita for an additional three years
TPR has agreed to extend its partnership with Capita for a further three years to ensure the continued successful roll-out of automatic enrolment to small and micro employers.
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR issues first Chair's statement fine
TPR has warned the trustees of defined contribution (DC) schemes that they will be fined for failing to comply with new pensions law.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR adds first scheme to GPP list
The first group personal pension (GPP) has met The Pensions Regulator’s criteria to be included on a list of GPPs open to any employers.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Public service schemes urged to prepare for their scheme return
TPR is calling on public service pension scheme managers to prepare for and submit their annual scheme return or risk being fined for failing to comply with the law.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR welcomes proposed new powers to regulate master trusts
TPR welcomes the announcement today of a new Pensions Bill which proposes to give us new powers to regulate master trust schemes.
Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR publishes 2016 annual funding statement
Despite market pressures, the majority of DB schemes should be able to at least maintain existing recovery plans.
Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
A statement from TPR on the BHS pension scheme
A spokesperson for The Pensions Regulator (TPR) said: “As we have launched an anti-avoidance investigation we need to take care not to prejudice our case. We did discuss the proposed terms of a potential deal with trustees and the employer, however...
Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Employers warned not to ignore penalty notices
Employers who fail to heed 28-day warning notices risk a fine which increases each day, a report published today by The Pensions Regulator shows.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR to list GPPs open to all employers
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is to publish a list of group personal pensions (GPPs) open to any employers seeking to comply with their automatic enrolment duties.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Football club fined £22,000 for automatic enrolment failures
A football club has been fined thousands of pounds after it repeatedly failed to comply with its automatic enrolment duties.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR takes tough stance on revised DC scheme returns
The Pensions Regulator is calling on trustees to prepare for changes in their annual DC scheme return or risk being fined for failing to comply with the law.
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Tackling master trusts a top priority – TPR
Addressing the quality and viability of master trusts is among The Pensions Regulator’s top priorities outlined in its new Corporate Plan, published today.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR offers 'how to' guides for trustees to support new DC code
TPR has today launched for consultation a series of 'how to' guides to help trustees implement its revised DC code.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Workie helps employers engage with automatic enrolment
Workie is helping ensure small employers and advisers don't ignore the workplace pension according to new research published today.
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Hard hitting scorpion campaign warns pensions savers: Don't be next
TPR today unveiled a refreshed and hard hitting scorpion campaign to warn of the dangers of pension scams.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR warns over failure to complete scheme return
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned a number of trustees they could face being fined for failing to complete their scheme return.
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
TPR adds two new schemes to its master trust assurance list
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has added National Pensions Trust and The Pensions Trust to its list of schemes with master trust assurance.
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Automatic enrolment helps six million into workplace pensions
More than six million workers have now begun saving into a workplace pension as a result of automatic enrolment.
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
New guide to help public service schemes prepare for annual benefit statements
The Pensions Regulator has today published an essential guide for public service pension schemes on issuing annual benefit statements plus an at-a-glance checklist to help with their planning.
Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Revamped Trustee toolkit available for use on tablets
The Pensions Regulator has redeveloped its free, online learning programme for occupational pension scheme trustees.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT
The Pensions Regulator signs up to mental health pledge
TPR has joined a growing number of companies who have signed the Time to Change employer pledge, demonstrating their commitment to taking action to tackle stigma and end discrimination around mental health in the workplace.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator publishes Innovation Plan for consultation
As part of a Government-wide programme, The Pensions Regulator is consulting on its draft Innovation Plan which sets out how it will embrace technology and support innovation to help deliver better outcomes for retirement savers.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Thousands of small employers complete their workplace pensions duties
More than 90% of the first small employers required to put their staff into a workplace pension have now complied with the law, showing that automatic enrolment is successful for all sizes of employer.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Number of large schemes continue to increase as market concentrates
New figures published today by The Pensions Regulator show further evidence of market concentration in the largest defined contribution (DC) schemes.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
First European-wide stress test by EIOPA shows resilience and flexibility of UK pension schemes
The Pensions Regulator today responded to the first EU-wide pension stress test carried out by the EIOPA.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator welcomes role in delivering member-borne commission ban
The Pensions Regulator today welcomed its new role, subject to Parliamentary approval, to enforce a ban on member-borne commissions in occupational pension schemes.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Three new non-executive directors appointed to The Pensions Regulator
The Pensions Regulator today announces the appointment of three new non-executive directors to its Board by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
The Pensions Regulator is successful in legal challenge
The Pensions Regulator has been successful in a landmark legal battle over when peripatetic workers are eligible to be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension.
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
2016: workplace pensions duties start for up to half a million employers
Up to half a million small and micro employers must act this year to meet their new workplace pensions duties or risk a fine, The Pensions Regulator has warned.
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator calls on public service schemes to raise standards
The Pensions Regulator has warned public service pension schemes to improve their standards of governance as new figures suggest that despite progress being made, less than a third have a plan of action to ensure they are meeting their new legal duties.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT
The Pensions Regulator publishes guidance on integrating risk management
The Pensions Regulator today published new guidance for defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees on the development and implementation of an integrated framework for managing risk.
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Purple Book reveals a decade of trends as DB schemes continue to de-risk
The tenth edition of The Purple Book, published today shows that trends in DB pensions have remained stable – in a year that witnessed major shifts in the pensions landscape, including the pensions freedoms.
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT
More support for trustees as regulator publishes new draft DC code for consultation
The Pensions Regulator is today going further to raise standards of governance and administration in DC schemes, and to help trustees and their advisers, by publishing a draft revised code of practice for consultation.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator welcomes independent assurance for latest master trust
The Pensions Regulator today welcomed the news that Welplan has become the latest occupational DC master trust to obtain independent assurance.
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Prepare early to avoid the risk of a fine: Don't ignore the workplace pension
The Pensions Regulator’s latest compliance and enforcement bulletin shows the importance of all employers knowing how workplace pensions law applies to them and of acting in a timely manner to tell us how they have complied with their legal duties.
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT
New research published on trustee landscape
The Pensions Regulator today published new research on the skills and knowledge of pension scheme trustees and their boards in the context of major industry reforms.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Workie says: 'Don't ignore the workplace pension'
A new character is introduced to Britain’s television screens this evening with the launch of a campaign which aims to change the country’s perception of pensions in the workplace.
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Automatic enrolment: New interactive web journey launched for small and micro employers
The Pensions Regulator has today acted to help reduce the challenge of automatic enrolment for small employers with a new interactive step-by-step website guide.
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator welcomes independent assurance for latest master trust
The Pensions Regulator today welcomed the news that the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has become the latest occupational defined contribution (DC) master trust to obtain independent assurance.
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Savers warned of scams danger as case details published
The Pensions Regulator today published details of its investigation into a suspected multi-million pound scam case and warned savers to remain vigilant against the ongoing threat of scams.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Docklands Light Railway Pension Scheme report published
The Pensions Regulator today published details of its funding investigation into the Docklands Light Railway Pension Scheme.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Trustees urged to act now on new DC standards
The Pensions Regulator is calling on trustees of defined contribution (DC) pension schemes to ensure they are on track to meet new requirements introduced in April following a change in the law.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT
New guidance for assessing and monitoring DB employer covenant
The Pensions Regulator has today published the first in a series of guides for trustees of DB occupational pension schemes to help them apply the DB funding code of practice.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator responds to basic automatic enrolment tool consultation
The Pensions Regulator has issued its response to consultation feedback received on proposals to develop a basic automatic enrolment tool.
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator calls on 1.8 million employers to act now
The Pensions Regulator has issued a warning to hundreds of thousands of small and micro employers to check when they must meet new workplace pension duties.
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Compliance still the norm but small and micro employers warned of the risks
New figures published today by The Pensions Regulator show compliance with automatic enrolment law continues to be the norm.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Pensions industry rates regulator's performance
The performance of The Pensions Regulator has been rated 'very good' or 'good' by nearly 80% of respondents to its latest perceptions report.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Half a million more small and micro employers will have automatic enrolment duties
More business start-ups and lower numbers of closures mean around half a million more small and micro employers will have automatic enrolment duties than previously estimated.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Are you scammable or scamproof?
The Pensions Regulator is today giving pension savers the help that they need to safeguard against potential scams.
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Soper to take on pensions role with PwC
Stephen Soper, The Pensions Regulator’s executive director for defined benefit (DB) regulation, is to join PwC following more than six years at the regulator.
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Help for small employers on choosing a pension scheme
The Pensions Regulator today stepped up its support for the 1.3 million small and micro businesses preparing for automatic enrolment by publishing guidance to help them find a good quality pension scheme.
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
The Pensions Regulator publishes guide for employers on DB funding code
As part of an ongoing communications campaign The Pensions Regulator today published a new guide to help employers understand how the code of practice on funding defined benefits applies to them.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
A year of unprecedented change: annual report and accounts 2014 - 2015 published
The Pensions Regulator has published its annual report and accounts for 2014 - 2015.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Statement on evidence-gathering in support of Government consultation on flexible pension access
The Pensions Regulator has today commenced work on a survey on the prevalence of exit fees and charges and the transfer process in occupational defined contribution pension schemes.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Setting the DC standard – master trusts and large schemes lead the way on quality
New research shows that nine out of ten master trusts and 86% of large DC pension schemes have reviewed their governance processes against The Pension Regulator’s quality features – but many small and medium schemes need to do more.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT
DC schemes asked to confirm compliance with charge controls
Trustees and managers of occupational defined contribution (DC) pension schemes will be asked to confirm whether or not they comply with new charge controls in their scheme return to The Pensions Regulator.
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Improving standards central to public service pension schemes compliance and enforcement policy
The Pensions Regulator today published its latest policy to help deliver improved outcomes for more than 13 million members of public service pension schemes.
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Contribution notice issued in Carrington Wire case
The Pensions Regulator has published a report on its investigation into the Carrington Wire Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, leading to a decision to issue a £382,000 contribution notice against an individual who took control of the sponsoring employer.
Thu, 28 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Annual funding statement 2015
The Pensions Regulator today published its 2015 annual funding statement.
Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator welcomes independent assurance for latest master trust
The Pensions Regulator has welcomed the news that SEI Master Trust has become the latest occupational defined contribution (DC) master trust to obtain independent assurance.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Final guidance published on transfers from DB to DC schemes
The Pensions Regulator has published its final guidance to assist trustees and managers of DB pension schemes to manage member requests for transfers into DC schemes and conversion of benefits within the same scheme.
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Awareness of automatic enrolment high but employers warned to act now
The Pensions Regulator today warned tens of thousands of small and micro employers they must start preparing for their automatic enrolment duties.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Better record-keeping vital ahead of pension changes - regulator warns
Pension scheme trustees must make accurate record-keeping a priority ahead of major changes to protect members’ retirement savings, The Pensions Regulator warned today.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Corporate plan 2015 - 2018 published
The Pensions Regulator published its latest corporate plan today, setting out how it intends to continue to improve standards in workplace pension schemes and enable good outcomes for retirement savers.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Consultation launched on the need for a basic automatic enrolment assessment tool
The Pensions Regulator has launched a consultation on whether to provide a basic automatic enrolment assessment tool for employers who use HMRC’s Basic PAYE Tool.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
New web guide launched to help small and micro employers plan for AE
A new step-by-step guide to help small businesses get ready for their automatic enrolment duties has been launched today by The Pensions Regulator.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Scamproof your savings
Pension savers are being urged to ‘scamproof their savings’ as part of a campaign launched today by The Pensions Regulator ahead of forthcoming changes to the law.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Trustees banned for involvement in pension scams
The Pensions Regulator has banned two individuals and a trustee company from acting as pension trustees, following a pension scams investigation.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Statement concerning Work and Pensions Select Committee press release
Lesley Titcomb, Chief Executive of The Pensions Regulator, responds to a report published today by the Work and Pensions Committee - Progress with automatic enrolment and pension reforms.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Retirement choices – helping trustees communicate pension flexibilities to members
A new draft essential guide is published today by The Pensions Regulator to help pension scheme trustees communicate with their members about the impact and possible risks of their DC retirement choices.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator responds to scheme list consultation
The Pensions Regulator has issued its response to consultation feedback received on proposals to publish a list of pension schemes available to all small employers for automatic enrolment.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Statement concerning guidance on transfers from DB to DC schemes
The Pensions Regulator today published consultation guidance for trustees of DB schemes on member requests for transfers from DB to DC schemes.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
New guidance to help trustees get ready for landmark pension reforms
The first part of a communications package designed to help trustees prepare for significant changes in the pensions landscape that come into force on 6 April has been published today by The Pensions Regulator.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Statement concerning new DC regulations
The Pensions Regulator has issued a statement on regulations laid before Parliament today regarding new governance standards and charges for defined contribution (DC) pension schemes.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
£8.5m settlement reached in Carrington Wire case
An £8.5 million settlement has been reached with two Russian companies following an investigation into the Carrington Wire Defined Benefit Pension Scheme by The Pensions Regulator.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Employers fined for failing to comply with pensions duties
The total number of employers fined for failing to comply with their workplace pensions duties reached 169 by the end of 2014, according to figures released by The Pensions Regulator today.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator to write to all small and micro employers
All small and micro businesses are to receive letters from The Pensions Regulator in the coming months as part of a new campaign to give them key information on automatic enrolment, including when the duties affect them.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Regulator sets out approach to publishing information about cases
The Pensions Regulator has released a guide setting out its approach to publishing information on its regulatory and enforcement decisions using its powers under Section 89 of the Pensions Act 2004.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Public service pension schemes code laid in Parliament
A new code of practice to help public service pension schemes meet governance and administration legal requirements has been published by The Pensions Regulator.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Latest master trust to gain independent assurance welcomed
The Pensions Regulator today welcomed news of the latest occupational defined contribution (DC) master trust, NOW: Pensions, to obtain independent assurance.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Third purple book most comprehensive to date
The most comprehensive picture to date of the risks faced by the UK's defined benefit pension schemes was jointly published today (Monday) by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and the Pensions Regulator (the regulator).
Mon, 22 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMT
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