DC Pensions Update | January 2017

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As 2017 gets under way the DWP is looking at how to reform auto-enrolment and do something to boost pension provision among the self-employed; The Pensions Regulator has been handing out fines; and there are New Year’s Honours for Steve Webb and Charles Counsell.

DWP review of automatic enrolment

First Actuarial on triennial re-enrolment

TPR notes on master trusts

TPR response to discussion paper on trusteeship and governance

FCA and DWP review of poor value workplace pensions


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