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Field&#39s scheme wind-up bill is blocked

Labour backbencher Frank Field private member&#39s bill to amend the priority order on pension scheme wind-ups has been blocked by the Government. Field&#39s bill would have given increased protection to members who had not yet retired by basing entitlement on numbers of years service rather than giving priority to retired members.

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Prudential says it is now considering applying for a solvency waiver despite initially claiming that it would not. It says the move would be a purely technical issue as it moves to manage its business on a realist rather than statutory basis. The company has not relied on future profits this year.

Whittingham in multi-manager move

Insight Investment has appointed Nigel Whittingham as managing director of the multi-manager business it bought from the Rothschild family in December last year.Whittingham is expected to join in May from Edinburgh Fund Managers where, as group business development director, he oversaw the acquisition of multi-manager specialist Edinburgh Portfolio. He has been with the group for […]

Invensys is first firm to lock up pension

Invensys, the blue-chip engineering group which is expected to fall out of the FTSE 100 this week, has become the first employer to lock final-salary members into its underfunded pension scheme.It is using Opra&#39s decision to allow schemes to defer transfers until new rules come in that will allow lower valuations, as reported in Money […]

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Pension tax relief: parked (for the moment)

The national news agenda has been dominated by pension issues this month. For those that missed it (and there cannot have been many given that this was the lead story in spoken and written media), the Chancellor announced a decision to make no decision on pension tax relief in his 16 March 2016 Budget speech. To […]

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