The report of The Pensions Board to the Minister for Social and Family Affairs on trusteeship was published in 2007.
This report represents a review of trusteeship as requested by the Minister. The main objectives of the report were to:
- evaluate the trust model of pension scheme governance
- identify potential regulatory and governance improvements that can be made to enable the trust model to perform more effectively
- examine the supports in place for trustees.
Income Continuance Plans Report
The Board published a report on income continuance plans in 2003. The report was undertaken following a request to the Board from the Minister.
Special Savings for Retirement Report
The Pensions Board presented a report entitled 'Special Savings for Retirement’, to the Minister for Social and Family Affairs on 5 July 2006.
This report was in response to a request from the Minister to the Board to explore the general principles in relation to a mandatory or quasi-mandatory pension system with a view to recommending the most appropriate system for Ireland at a practical level and to cost this. The request was a follow-up to the National Pensions Review completed by the Board in 2005 which assessed progress of pension provision in Ireland since implementation of changes from the National Pensions Policy Initiative.
The report is available in the 'Related Documents' section.
The National Pensions Review Report
The Report of the National Pensions Review (NPR) was launched in January, 2006.
To view the NPR please click on links under 'Related Documents'. The report has been divided into the main National Pensions Review Report and eight attached appendices, the titles of each of the appendices are listed below:
Appendix 1: Letter from Minister for Social and Family Affairs, dated 3 Feb 2005
Appendix 2: Scope and main components of Review
Appendix 3: Submissions received
Appendix 4: Mercer HR Consulting report on pension provision in other countries
Appendix 5: Hewitt Associates report on benefit options at retirement
Appendix 6: Life Strategies/ESRI report on alternative systems of pension provision
Appendix 7: Hewitt Associates report on possible State involvement in second pillar provision
Appendix 8: Indecon review of potential options to encourage increased pension coverage