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An age-old problem

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Editorial: There is currently an advert on some trains that promotes a privacy filter for computer screens. Unfortunately such devices are yet to be invented for phones.

Govt and industry aim to push impact investing onto scheme agendas

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Trustees and employers should receive training on social impact investing and engage with scheme members to better align non-financial values, a report to government has recommended, but experts stress time constraints and practical hurdles.

Field: Members should have first claim on assets

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Work and Pensions Committee chair Frank Field wants pension scheme members to have first claim on any assets from bankrupt sponsors, a debate on scrapping limited liability, and hopes to start an independent action group to support trustees.

When mentoring matters

Source: Bloomberg

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.

'Sharing is caring'

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Editorial: I recently had my hair cut in the north east of England. The no-nonsense Geordie salon owner revealed her saving habits, which are somewhat unusual, though arguably effective.

Fujitsu could see more strikes in jobs and pensions dispute

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Union Unite is preparing to reballot employees at ICT company Fujitsu on strike action, in a long-running dispute that – among other things – involves a change to the ICL defined benefit section’s late retirement factor.

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.

Large scheme admin transitions show need for careful planning

Administration system transitions can be risky, but this has not stopped one of the industry’s largest taking place next month, while other schemes are outsourcing their services in an increasingly competitive environment for in-house teams.

Experts call for tempering of freedoms

The UK pension system lags many of its European peers in a report out this week, which recommends restoring the requirement to take savings as an income stream.

A busy pensions agenda

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Editorial: News that the pensions dashboard will be taken forward by the Department for Work and Pensions has been welcomed by the pensions industry.

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