26 Oct 2017

Annual inflation figures confirmed

The annual increases in the Retail Prices Index (RPI) and the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) for the 12 months to 30 September 2017 were: RPI - 3.9%, CPI - 3.0%.

29 Aug 2017

Pensions scams: Ban on cold calling

The Government has confirmed that it will introduce a ban on cold calling, the most common method used to initiate pension fraud.

28 Jul 2017

Protect yourself against scams

The Pensions Regulator’s industry liaison team is touring the UK over the next three months, meeting financial advisers and spreading a warning message about scams.

21 Mar 2017

New tax charge on transfers to QROPS

The British government proposes material changes in relation to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS). They were announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, in the first full Budget on 8 March 2017.

25 Feb 2017

Urgent reminder for RPF members on Lifetime Allowance deadline

A reminder to our members who believe that the value of their pension benefits will be over the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) when they come to take their benefits: The deadline for applying for Individual Protection 2014 (IP14) is 5 April 2017.

6 Jan 2017

TPAS launches online pension scam guidance tool

On 3 January 2017, The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) announced that it was launching an online scam identification tool – a “self-service option giving information and guidance to those who may initially be too worried or embarrassed to verbalise their concerns”.