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Are savers ready to go back to annuities?

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CPD: Annuities are the current Cinderellas of the pensions industry, but Stephanie Hawthorne asks whether higher rates will bring them back into favour for savers looking to lock in retirement.

Weekly Roundup: The scheme design from hell

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This week – Capita fined, missing records at Jaguar Land Rover and Mercer, another NHS crisis, and a crackdown on exit fees in the public sector.

Schemes struggle to educate members amid cost of living crisis

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Podcast: Society of Pensions Professionals president Steve Hitchiner is joined by AgeWage chief executive Henry Tapper, founder of the Pension Playpen, to discuss recession fears, consumer protection for dashboards and expanding long-term asset funds.

Understanding your derisking options

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CPD: K3 Advisory's Adam Davis explores what your scheme needs to know to manage risk. 

Weekly Roundup: Never mind illiquids, we want pension NFTs

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This week – the FCA consults on proposals to broaden the distribution of LTAFs, Scottish police force sees pensions-based exodus, TPR launches scam crackdown, and Ombudsman awards Mr Y £1,000 for 12 years' missing pension contributions

Investment governance rules – where are we now?

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CPD: Gowling WLG and IC Select specialists recap the legal fundamentals affecting trustees’ investment practices, before considering the importance of setting strategic investment objectives in order to comply with CMA and DWP rules.

Weekly Roundup: Unions are unhappy, TPR solves wormholes

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This week – the USS’s latest funding position angers the unions, the DWP’s DB funding consultation says schemes must be in a state of ‘low dependency’ by significant maturity, the PPF set to cover the costs of Fraud Compensation Fund claims, and TPR research shows a quarter of DB schemes are in surplus.

Ball in TPR’s court as DB funding code consultation launches

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Podcast: Zedra client director Richard Butcher and Hymans Robertson partner Laura McLaren discuss the next steps for the defined benefit funding code, stronger nudge concerns, and assess the health of pensions post-Maxwell.

Act now to avoid crushing costs of carbon offsetting

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CPD: With pensions schemes increasingly committing to net zero targets, Stafford Capital Partners’ Marek Guizot outlines what trustees need to be doing in order to minimise substantial future compliance costs.