Welcome to the August 2018 edition of Pensions Round-Up which provides an overview of developments in pension legislation and regulatory guidance. In this edition we look at key developments from August 2018 as well as some developments from late July 2018 including the following.

  • The Pensions Regulator: the Regulator's latest quarterly compliance and enforcement bulletin; the launch of a new advertising campaign and the publication of updated literature in relation to pension scams; and further information in relation to the Regulator's 21st century trusteeship campaign
  • HMRC: updated statistics in relation to flexible payments and transfers to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes; and the publication of pension schemes newsletters and a countdown bulletin in relation to the end of contracting-out
  • Other news: a consultation from the Pension Protection Fund about actuarial assumptions; the Pensions Ombudsman's Corporate Plan for 2018-21; and the launch of an inquiry by the Work and Pensions Committee on pension costs and transparency
  • On the Horizon: a timeline of some of the key future developments in pensions to help employers and trustees plan ahead