Women push for equal pay settlement to be made pensionable

Former and current female employees of Glasgow City Council are pushing for pensions to be included as part of an equal pay settlement, as parties opt for negotiation over litigation.

Govt 'tempted' by latest Royal Mail CDC proposals

The Department for Work and Pensions is “tempted” to lay regulations facilitating the creation of collective defined contribution schemes, following a recent breakthrough by the team drafting proposals on behalf of Royal Mail.

Councils fear loss of control under London CIV proposals

The London Collective Investment Vehicle has announced a number of upgrades to its governance structures in response to personnel changes, but local authority participants still have fundamental concerns about how investing in the pool will work.

Virgin Money introduces financial wellbeing portal for employees

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Virgin Money has introduced a financial wellbeing portal to help employees think differently about their relationship with their own money, including retirement savings.

Mineworkers receive tax demands after admin error

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Members of the £11.4bn Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme have received notices from HM Revenue & Customs incorrectly telling them that they owe thousands of pounds in tax.

JLR drives down costs with DC strategy refresh

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UK automotive stalwart Jaguar Land Rover has embarked on a complete overhaul of its defined contribution offering in a bid to drive down costs and improve member outcomes.

Comment & Analysis

CDC: Two birds in the bush

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Editorial: The fight for defined benefit accrual is coming to a head at universities after employers showed their hand early in the dispute over pensions.

How to oversee a fiduciary manager for your scheme

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Rachel Croft at Independent Trustee Services discusses the key steps for trustees to take when it comes to effectively overseeing a fiduciary manager.

Learning the lessons of Carillion

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We shouldn't make the mistake of thinking that the collapse of outsourcer Carillion was down to its pension obligations, but the debacle does serve as a reminder of the tough decisions faced by trustees, argues Dalriada’s Jo Harris

Videos & Podcasts

Spring Statement 2018: What does it mean for trustees and savers?

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Podcast: There were no major pension announcements in this year's Spring Statement. Instead, Chancellor Philip Hammond focused on debt and growth forecasts, emphasising that there was “light at the end of the tunnel”. Lynda Whitney, partner at Aon, and Hugh Nolan, president of the Society of Pension Professionals and director of consultancy Spence & Partners, discuss the statement, and what it means for pension trustees and savers. 

Switching to CPI: What should trustees consider?

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Video: For many companies with defined benefit pension funds, switching from the retail price index to the consumer price index would significantly decrease their pension liabilities. Duncan Buchanan, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, and Vicky Paramour, professional trustee at trustee firm Law Debenture, debate what scheme trustees need to consider before agreeing to such a change.

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