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  • Tesco_shuttershock Tesco to close DB pension schemeTesco is planning to close its defined benefit pension schemes to existing and new employees in response to its financial troubles. 08 January 2015
  • Treasury seeks to boost London insurance marketA Treasury minister has invited the (re)insurance industry to feedback in detail how to make the UK a more attractive place to transact business in the wake diminishing trade. 08 January 2015
  • Munich Re: 2014 natural catastrophe losses 'lower than usual'Natural catastrophe losses in 2014 were much lower than in previous years, according to reinsurer Munich Re but it warned that things could change in 2015. 07 January 2015
  • India urged to widen scope of pension coverageIndia's private pension system is failing to grow and government incentives are urgently needed to increase retirement coverage savings by 2030, Crisil Research has said. 07 January 2015
  • Steve Webb, Photo: Sam Kesteven IFoA slams Webb's annuity sale proposalActuaries and industry experts have criticised the pensions minister Steve Webb's proposals, which would allow existing pensioners to cash in their annuities, saying the idea was 'not straightforward' and 'unworkable'. 05 January 2015
  • Pension payslip Consulting actuaries urge auto-enrolment reviewActuaries have called on the next government to review the auto-enrolment policy in a bid to help small firms meet the cost of sharp increases in minimum employer contributions, due to take effect in October 2017. 05 January 2015
  • EU Solvency II insurance pensions European insures face 'make or break' year in 2015An industry expert has warned that 2015 would be the 'make or break' year for European insures as the industry works on implementation of the Solvency II regulatory regime. 22 December 2014
  • Government and insurers reach Flood Re dealThe government finally agreed on the criteria for Flood Re that will keep properties in the highest flood risk areas protected against spiralling insurance costs. 19 December 2014
  • Money notes PPF sets levy rates for 2015/16The Pension Protection Fund has said that it expects its levy to raise £635m in for 2015/16 as it published its plans for the financial year. 18 December 2014
  • Low pension returns 'leave many facing retirement poverty'Many people face living on the poverty line in their retirement as UK pensions are likely to provide an average return of under £40 a week, research has revealed. 18 December 2014
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