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Pension transfer market maintains performance during lockdown – Origo

The pension transfer market maintained its level of performance in Q2 2020 – the heart of the lockdown period – showing continued market resilience, according to Origo.

‘Busy summer ahead’ as pensions dashboard project gathers pace

The pensions industry should expect a busy rest of the year as work on the pensions dashboard begins to ramp up, according to Pensions Dashboard Programme (PDP) principal Chris Curry.

Structured products ‘an accident waiting to happen’ for many retirees – 7IM

Structured products are “an accident waiting to happen” for many retirees, with the inflexible terms and conditions of the product likely to have left investors exposed to losses following this year’s sell-off, according to 7IM.

Ombudsman warns MPs over Covid-19 scams ‘inundation’

Pensions Ombudsman Anthony Arter has raised concerns about the increase in pension scam activity during the coronavirus pandemic in a virtual meeting with the Work and Pensions Committee (WPC).

Chris Read: Lockdown thought of the week – lark ascending

Retirement Planner wholeheartedly suggests you play the beautiful Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams while reading Chris Read’s latest lockdown thought of the week…

Lisa Webster: Not all late protection applications are equal

Lisa Webster looks at late protection applications in her latest article for Retirement Planner.

Sunak confirms stamp duty holiday in ‘mini-Budget’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has confirmed a stamp duty holiday in a bid to boost movement in the housing market.

State to pay more pension contributions under Kickstart Scheme

Government plans to create jobs for 16-to-24-year-olds will see the state paying employer pension contributions, it is expected.
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Neil MacGillivray: Who pays to rebuild the UK economy?

With renewed calls for a flat rate tax relief in the wake of the pandemic and ahead of the so-called "mini-budget" on 8 July, Neil MacGillivray probes the government’s proposals and the mess that could ensue for DB schemes…

Dashboard data call for input launched as schemes urged to get ‘on the front...

The Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) has launched a formal call for input, seeking industry views on data standards for the initial dashboards.
 

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