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7 Days Archive

A weekly digest of developments in pensions, normally published on Monday afternoons. We collate the information from key industry sources, such as the DWP, HMRC and TPR.

7 Days Archive

19th April 2021

  • EDPB publishes opinions on draft UK adequacy decisions
  • PDP issues Invitation to Tender for pensions dashboard digital architecture
  • TPR blogs on its new powers

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12th April 2021

  • Briefing paper on inheriting pension rights
  • DfE consults on draft amendments to Teachers’ Pension Scheme rules
  • OBR publish supplementary forecast information on state pensions underpayment correction
  • TPR publishes new climate change strategy
  • TPR updates guidance on AE and DC pension contributions
  • TPR webinar on pledge to combat pension scams

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6th April 2021

  • APPT launches committee to address responsible investment and climate change
  • Brexit: TPR updates cross-border schemes guidance
  • CMA clarifies compliance report requirements
  • FCA guidance on how to calculate redress for unsuitable DB pension transfers
  • FCA guidance on advising on DB transfers and providing support with financial matters without FCA authorisation
  • HMRC updates guidance on pension scheme rates and LTA
  • HMT publishes guidance on indexation of public service pensions
  • IFoA launches information gathering exercise on climate risk
  • IOPS launches consultation on pension projections
  • PPF confirms Fraud Compensation Fund levy for 2021/22
  • PPF publishes 2021–2022 business plan outlining strategic priorities
  • PSIG publishes revised code on pension scams
  • TPO publishes factsheet on Early Resolution Service
  • TPR publishes DC trust scheme return data 2020-2021
  • Key April dates and issues for your diary
  • Miscellaneous regulations

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29th March 2021

  • Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Extension of the Relevant Period) Regulations 2021
  • DWP launch call for evidence on the social element of ESG investing
  • Government publish response to public service pensions consultation on GMP indexation
  • Government publish tax policies and consultations
  • HMRC publishes issue 54 of Countdown Bulletin
  • PASA launches Data Management Plan Guidance
  • PLSA and ABI form new small pots working group
  • PPF releases updated compensation cap factors
  • PPI publish report on pension schemes investing into overseas assets
  • TPR publishes approach to negotiating and concluding settlements of regulatory or civil enforcement action
  • TPR urges pensions industry to report pension scams
  • WPA provides recommendations for pension plan policies in light of COVID-19
  • WPC publish report on protecting pension savers

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22nd March 2021

  • Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2021
  • Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order and Regulations 2021
  • Briefing papers published
  • BEIS consults on reforms to the audit and corporate governance regime
  • DWP announces funding for mid-life MOT trials
  • DWP launches consultation on draft regulations concerning TPR’s contribution notices and information gathering powers
  • DWP launches consultation on incorporating performance fees within the charge cap
  • European Commission proposes to extend EMIR clearing exemption for pension scheme arrangements
  • HMRC confirms deadline extension for Trust Registration Service
  • HMRC newsletter on Managing Pension Schemes Service
  • MaPS to launch single consumer service
  • NAO publishes report into public service pensions
  • TPO publishes information on panels and independent financial advisers
  • TPR issues consultation on draft single code of practice
  • TPR publish annual report on UK defined benefit and hybrid schemes

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