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Tata could inject £520m into BSPS in RAA bid

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Tata Steel has reportedly offered to contribute £520m to the British Steel Pension Scheme as part of a bid to reach a regulated apportionment arrangement with UK pension authorities.

Experts call for mandatory guidance as FCA targets advice take-up

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The Financial Conduct Authority will prioritise retirement income provision within pensions in 2017-18, addressing perceived problems with consumers who do not take regulated financial advice, as some argue schemes should organise Pension Wise sessions by default.

Labour's pension pledge card comes in for industry cost scrutiny

The Labour party has launched a pensioners’ pledge card, promising to extend the triple lock until 2025, compensate some of those affected by increases in women’s state pension age, and to protect the pensions of UK citizens overseas.

Post Office surplus raises union affordability complaints

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The Post Office section of the Royal Mail Pension Plan remains in surplus, its latest funding update shows, just weeks after it was closed to future accrual amid union consternation.

No changes to Johnston Press equalisation despite missing documents

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A legal dispute involving trustees of the Johnston Press Pension Plan about the equalisation of retirement ages has been put to bed by the Scottish Court of Session, using a quirk of law known as the “presumption of regularity”.

Employee pension preference could brighten the DC picture

Weighting an employee benefits package towards pension contributions can make a role more attractive to high-quality candidates, a new report has found, showing residual interest in retirement saving among the defined contribution generations.

Invensys attempts to reconcile GMPs delayed by HMRC

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Slow responses from HM Revenue & Customs are delaying efforts by the Invensys Pension Scheme to reconcile guaranteed minimum pensions, the scheme’s trustees have told members.

Court of Appeal lessens burden on FDR in rule change dispute

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A High Court judgment on the method for increasing pension payments where a power of amendment was improperly applied has been overturned by the Court of Appeal, lessening the burden on the corporate sponsor.

Lawyer survey highlights lack of clearance sought from regulator

Just 21 per cent of pensions and restructuring lawyers normally suggest that clients go through the Pensions Regulator’s clearing process, reflecting a similar decrease in clearance applications submitted.

Arcadia agrees shorter recovery plans as Green feels pressure

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Arcadia Group has agreed to increase its scheduled contributions to its two pension schemes, a sign that public pressure and 'naming and shaming' may be having some impact.

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