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Government follows Cridland on state pension age

The government has announced its intentions to implement the recommendations of the Cridland report, bringing the state pension age from 67 to 68 seven years ahead of schedule.

Environment Agency fund in surplus with ESG

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Strong investment returns have lifted the Environment Agency Active Pension Fund into surplus, as it challenged the industry to collaborate to improve uptake of environmental, social and governance-related strategies.

DB white paper will be published in winter

The Department for Work and Pensions will consider giving further “proactive” powers to the Pensions Regulator and examine the case for consolidation, in a long-awaited white paper on defined benefit to be published in the winter.

Default offerings fail to inform savers adequately

More than a third of default fund providers are failing to meet regulatory guidance asking them to clearly state their product’s objective, according to a new report that highlights communications failings in the sector.

Nest unveils sidecar savings trial plans

The research arm of mastertrust Nest is planning to trial a new savings product in 2018, which will split contributions between a pension pot and a “rainy day” fund, in an effort to improve short-term financial health.

Lady Judge: Employees want pensions in benefit package

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Small and medium-sized employers who underestimate the value placed on pension benefits by employees are hindering their ability to attract and retain staff, former Pension Protection Fund chair Lady Barbara Judge has warned.

Investor coalition seeks better workforce reporting

UK pension schemes are among a $7.9tn (£6.1tn) coalition of investors calling for increased disclosure from companies about their workforce, which campaigners say can help investors to safeguard long-term returns.

Over-confident savers back property before pensions

Almost half of UK savers continue to believe that property is the best way of providing for retirement, according to a survey by the Office for National Statistics, which highlights the challenge facing government.

Watchdog referral looms for investment consulting industry

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Industry-led proposals to minimise conflicts of interest in investment consulting have been rejected by the Financial Conduct Authority, bringing firms a step closer to investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority.

No all-in fee for asset management firms

Source: Bloomberg

Asset management firms must disclose estimated and actual fees and transaction costs to clients, but should not be forced to charge a single fee for services, the Financial Conduct Authority has recommended.

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