If the pandemic has shown us anything it’s that the future cannot be predicted with any certainty – nobody has that magical crystal ball.
However, come what may, we are committed to striving to ensure all pension savers are protected and the start of 2022 presents an opportunity to look forward to what the new year will bring to workplace pensions.
The underpinning principle of our revised DB Funding Code is that schemes should have the necessary long-term funding approach to ensure savers have the best chance of receiving the benefits they expect.
Over the past 15 months we have all been tested like never before. The immediate financial pressure on employers, as well as the logistical challenges of a country plunged into lockdown presented a significant risk to savers.
The world of pensions has changed. Britain’s pension savers are living longer and are more diverse. Richard Edes, The Pensions Regulator’s Interim Director of Strategy and Risk asks: What can be done to make sure the system works as efficiently as possible for everyone?