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The Weekly Wrap: December 8 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from the Pensions Regulator asking for powers to screen phone records, to European pension funds fretting over protectionism and the unwinding of quantitative easing.

DWP expects superfunds to have 99% probability of success

On the go: The Department for Work and Pensions has outlined its thinking on the regulation of commercial defined benefit consolidation vehicles in a consultation, removing a major hurdle to scheme sign-up.

The Weekly Wrap: December 1 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from the IMF saying the UK should means test the state pension, to a packaging company boss being convicted of refusing to give information to the Pensions Regulator.

The Weekly Wrap: November 25 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from another review of the Universities Superannuation Scheme's funding position, to the Local Government Pension Scheme halting transfers.

Field and PPF express concerns over Johnston Press deal

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On the go: Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee Frank Field has written to the Pensions Regulator about its engagement with Johnston Press on its pension scheme, which has now entered a Pension Protection Fund assessment period. The PPF has also raised concerns over the deal.

The Weekly Wrap: November 17 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from a Californian fund dropping private prison companies, to drawdown savers at risk of running out of money.

What can we learn from the Barnardo's outcome?

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Podcast: Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that Barnardo’s cannot change the inflation protection it provides to members of its defined benefit scheme from the retail price index to the consumer price index. So, what does the result mean for other DB pension funds and their sponsors? Matthew de Ferrars, pensions partner at law firm Pinsent Masons, and Faye Jarvis, pensions partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, discuss what trustees can learn from the recent Barnardo's outcome.

The Weekly Wrap: November 10 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from the Ukrainian fund managers unfazed by bombs and bullets, to the global banks facing a lawsuit for FX price-fixing.