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Government pushes for patient capital in Autumn Budget

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Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond stated the government’s desire to see pension funds invest in patient capital as part of yesterday’s Autumn Budget.

The ultimate guide to passing a trustee interview

Any Other Business: Selection is the new election. More and more trustee boards are choosing new additions to their ranks themselves rather than leaving board composition to a democratic vote, according to experts.

Worker status at centre of draft bill on gig economy

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The Work and Pensions Committee and the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee have published a draft bill and a report on workers’ rights and the gig economy.

Gina Miller: Brexit could change retirement attitudes

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Economic turmoil induced by the UK’s exit from the EU might tempt savers to draw from their retirement pots sooner, according to Gina Miller, founding partner at wealth manager SCM Direct.

TPR reviews value for member assessments in DC

The Pensions Regulator has launched a review into value for member assessments in defined contribution funds, with a view to boosting better outcomes for members of smaller schemes.

When mentoring matters

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Any Other Business: Mentoring is fast becoming a must-have in any HR toolbox, but care is needed to avoid leaving mentee and mentor disappointed.

Lords want default guidance for pension savers


The House of Lords added more pressure to the government on Tuesday as a Liberal Democrat-led amendment to the Financial Guidance and Claims bill was passed by 283 to 201 votes.

Equity release plans hit record levels

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The value of equity release plans surged past £800m in a single quarter for the first time in Q3 2017. The 9,905 new plans agreed between July and September represent a 34 per cent rise from Q3 2016.

DWP draft regulations to open up DC consolidation

The Department for Work and Pensions has attempted to smooth the path towards consolidation of defined contribution arrangements with draft regulations published on Thursday.

DC schemes to give members cost information online only

Defined contribution schemes should disclose costs and charges to members by signposting a link in their annual benefit statement, the Department for Work and Pensions has proposed, as the industry agrees communications need to be kept simple.

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