The government’s “red tape challenge” is aimed at removing outdated and unwanted regulation.
The Pensions Regulator has published in its guide – Enabling a good member outcome in DC pensions, a list of draft key features that defined contribution schemes “need to be able to demonstrate” to show they will deliver good outcomes for retirement savers.
In this case, Raithatha v Williamson, the bankrupt, Mr Williamson, had pension savings in a scheme where the minimum age for drawing benefits is 55.
The decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust  EWCA has been eagerly awaited as it was expected to determine whether consideration of costs could, on its own, justify indirect discrimination generally, and direct discrimination in relation to the protected characteristic of age.
The European Commission has published proposals for major changes to data protection legislation in the EU.
The DWP and the Pensions Regulator have launched a new website containing auto-enrolment communication materials for employers to use.
It was announced in the Budget that the tax law relating to bridging pensions will change to reflect the increase in the state pension age. Bridging pensions are paid by some schemes between a member’s retirement date and the time they reach state pension age to supplement retirement income before the state pension is payable.
As part of the "red tape challenge" to remove unnecessary legislation, the Department for Work and Pensions (“DWP”) has issued for consultation draft regulations bringing into line the current obligation regarding disclosure of information with the auto-enrolment regime.
4% improvement in mortality rates
In Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes (a partnership)  UKSC 16, the Supreme Court has confirmed that employers need to give careful consideration when seeking to justify mandatory retirement ages
In June 2010 the Pensions Regulator issued guidance on good practice in relation to record-keeping and, in particular, measuring the presence of member data and its accuracy, which are important in the administration of a pension scheme.
On 22 May 2012 the Pensions Regulator issued its sixth corporate plan which sets out key areas of strategic focus for the next three years.