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Crucial TPR has powers it needs to step in, take action and protect savers

26 June 2018

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has today responded to the Government’s consultation: ‘Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes – A Stronger Pensions Regulator’

Joe Dabrowski, Head of Governance and Investment, at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), said: 

“The Pensions Regulator (TPR) plays a vital role in the UK pensions industry in both setting standards and stamping out poor behaviour. Therefore it’s crucial the regulator has the powers it needs to be able to step in, take action, and protect savers.

“The ability to impose significant fines, get involved sooner, and have more oversight of risky corporate transactions and employers, would all be welcome steps towards safeguarding people’s defined benefit (DB) pensions. We are also pleased to see the Government consulting on reforms the PLSA has previously proposed such as ensuring all DB schemes have a chair of trustees and to introduce a chair’s statement. We will be responding to this consultation and look forward to working with both the Government and TPR to help give more people greater security in their DB schemes.”

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