Stagecoach chair stresses need for accurate cash flow data

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Accurate data on scheme balance sheets and a willingness to seek information independently of consultants and advisers is crucial to managing a scheme facing changing cash flows, the chair of the Stagecoach Group Pension Scheme said this week.

Cold-calling ban could strengthen scheme powers to block transfers

The government has launched its consultation on pension scams, proposing bans on pension-related cold calls, limits on the statutory right to transfer and tighter regulations for setting up potentially fraudulent schemes. 

One year wiser: What trustees have learnt in 2016


Any other business: From Brexit to Trump, 2016 has been a year of the once-inconceivable coming to pass. Faith in institutions, already low, has taken repeated batterings as prediction after prediction has turned out to be wrong.

ABF and Pie to shore up Severn Trent against deficit plunge

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The Severn Trent Pension Scheme has agreed a new asset-backed funding strategy with its sponsor, following a year which saw its accounting deficit more than double despite derisking measures.

Combined Nuclear seeks inflation linkage with ground rents

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The Combined Nuclear Pension Plan has added a commercial ground rents fund to its portfolio as part of its interest in assets with long-term inflation-linked cash flows.

Comment & Analysis

QROPS: Between expat need and tax loophole

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High earners sometimes prefer to move their pension overseas and out of the UK taxman's reach, so how should trustees deal with requests to transfer to a qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme?

How to decide what is in members' interests

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The Society of Pension Professionals' Hugh Nolan asks what it means to be a good trustee and what happens when the trustee board is split over that question.

Independent governance committees – what lies ahead for 2017?

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Dianne Day from Independent Trustee Services takes a closer look at independent governance committees.


How the PLSA's taskforce wants to change DB

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Video: As the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has highlighted four areas for potential change to the defined benefit landscape, Ashok Gupta, who chairs its DB Taskforce, talks about the proposals and the taskforce's aims.

How the rate cut affects your scheme

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Video: As the Bank of England has cut rates and launched into a new round of quantitative easing, what are the effects on pension schemes and where can they seek cover? Aon Hewitt partner Lynda Whitney gives answers.

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