Pensions Regulator explains new role

The Pensions Regulator has presented its new remit and powers to an National Association of Pension Funds conference, as it prepares to take over from Opra as the regulator of pensions in the UK next month.

Mr Justin Wray, manager of strategy formulation at the Pensions Regulator, explained to NAPF members that the new regulator's remit is to protect members' benefits, reduce the risk of calls on the Pensions Protection Fund and improve understanding and good administration of work-based
pensions.

He outlined the Pensions Regulator's new regulatory tools, which include the duty to repor

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