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LGPS gets LTA and AA modelling tools, but tax complexity limits benefits

The Local Government Pension Scheme has introduced a check tool for members as the lifetime and annual allowances complicate life for those with large defined benefit pensions and higher salaries.

The jury is still out on robo-advice

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The pensions industry must focus on technology and consumer engagement to keep up with changing demographics and work habits, but opinions are divided over whether robo-advice is the best solution. 

'Greenest of green papers' explores DB sustainability options but lacks urgency

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A wide-ranging government green paper is exploring a number of possible changes to improve the sustainability of defined benefit schemes, but although experts welcomed the variety of issues discussed, some noted a lack of urgency. 

Henderson agrees recovery plan after funding fall

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Investment manager Henderson Group has agreed a recovery plan with its trustees after its defined benefit scheme fell out of surplus at the latest triennial valuation.

LPFA feels divestment pressure

The London Pensions Fund Authority is under pressure from London Mayor Sadiq Khan to divest entirely from fossil fuel holdings, but says it prefers working with companies and fund managers over divesting.

Diageo DB deadlock set to end after union split

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Drinks company Diageo has avoided a strike by members of its defined benefit pension schemes after union members accepted a deal, bringing to an end months of back-and-forth.

Cancer Research scheme takes the plunge into LDI

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Trustees of Cancer Research UK’s defined benefit pension fund have put in place a new liability-driven investment allocation, minimising funding volatility following the EU referendum.

John Lewis slashes deficit with CPI switch

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Retailer John Lewis has agreed a new recovery plan with the trustees of its defined benefit scheme after a large reduction in the funding deficit, due in part to a change in inflation indexing.

Thames Ambulance dispute puts comms in the spotlight

A bitter dispute has broken out between Thames Ambulance Service and the GMB union over contributions to two pension schemes, with members feeling confused as to the security of their benefits.

Dairy Crest churns up a new investment strategy

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The Dairy Crest Pension Fund has derisked while restructuring its investment portfolio by moving away from UK investment grade credit and ‘going global’, as schemes continue to reassess the purpose of their credit exposures.

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