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ASAP x 10 – TPR Puts The Dash Into Pensions Dashboards

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is not pulling any punches in its latest messaging around pensions dashboards. The Deadline campaign, launched on 22 June 2022, follows research conducted by TPR revealing that insufficient progress has been made by schemes in preparing for pensions dashboards and moving towards the level of digitalisation of member records that will … Continue Reading

The Pensions Single Code – Scatter the Clouds

Getting started on a project is often the most difficult part. If I put off doing something (personally or professionally) the task looms over me like a little black cloud, and somehow that cloud seems to get bigger every time it enters my thought process. In a cartoon-like manner, the cloud starts to follows me … Continue Reading

The Tortoise and the Hare approach to pensions change

If you were expecting The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) response to consultation on the Future of Trusteeship and Governance to create headline news, then you will have been disappointed. The response feels like more of a “holding document”, designed to let the pensions industry know that TPR has taken away a lot of action points but needs … Continue Reading

An Ode to Pensions Risk Management

Risk management is tricky, as things move along so fast, You think you have it covered, but that status doesn’t last. In terms of regulations, you may be surprised to learn Five hundred have been issued since the last decade did turn. We’re close to Twenty Twenty, it’s a good time to reflect On headlines … Continue Reading

GMPs Rock!

Are GMPs getting you down? ‘Tis the season for a lighthearted view of a serious issue. We have set the history of GMPs to verse in our “GMPs Rock” poem, and invite you to reminisce with us. All the best from the Squire Patton Boggs Pensions Team. GMPs Rock! It all began way back in time, in Nineteen … Continue Reading

Does “cybersecurity” leave you cold?

If I ever claimed to be an expert on IT systems and processes, those who work in our firm’s IT department would struggle to contain their amusement. Along with many other forty-somethings, I am a proficient user of IT at work and at home – until something goes wrong. Then I find it frustrating because … Continue Reading

Test your UK pensions knowledge

Do you consider yourself to be a bit of an expert on UK pensions? If so, we challenge you to have a go at our festive quiz for a bit of light-hearted entertainment. Submit your entry by 5pm GMT on 17 December for the chance to win a prize. Planning for 2014 On a more … Continue Reading

UK state pension age – it’s not easy!

Changes to the state pension age have featured in many news headlines today. The Government’s guiding principle is that people should expect to spend up to a third of their adult life in retirement. Increased life expectancy represents good news but it is not such good news (for most people!) that their working lives will … Continue Reading

What’s Hot in UK Pensions?

In case you haven’t seen it yet, we are pleased to share Pensions Hot Topics – Autumn 2013 with you. This is a quarterly publication that provides snippets of information on recent pensions hot topics and it is the ideal read for busy professionals who want to make sure that they are not missing out … Continue Reading