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Weekly Roundup: Can’t take my RPI’s off you

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This week – three schemes peeved at the government’s RPI decision, Aon criticises the USS trustee, three charged over multimillion-pound fraud, and the defined benefit scheme surplus soars in March.

Treasury admin fund could help tackle McCloud

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Podcast: Ray Martin, director at HS Sole Trustees, and Kim Gubler, chair of the Pensions Administration and Standards Association, discuss TPR’s new climate change agenda, the NAO’s warning about the burdensome McCloud judgment, and a bizarre proposal for a national pension fund.

Weekly Roundup: Indecent disclosure

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This week – TPR unveils its new climate change strategy, UUK’s consultation on the latest USS valuation, more implications of McCloud remedy, and PPF’s plans to raise the fraud compensation levy.

Weekly Roundup: USS Foundering stays its course

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This week – tensions between UUK and the USS, a drive to beef up anti-scam intelligence sharing, defeat at the Supreme Court for BackTo60, and the FCA and TPR attempt to clear up guidance confusion.

Fairs: TPR’s criminal powers policy will evolve with experience

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Podcast: The Pensions Regulator’s policy around the use of its controversial new powers “will evolve” in response to evidence, court cases and industry experience, its director of regulatory policy, analysis and advice, David Fairs, has revealed.

Weekly Roundup: DWP is talking about a revolution

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This week – The government focuses on the S in ESG, TPR catches up with a swindler in Spain, private pensions are forced to mirror those in the public sector, and it's all change on tax for DB consolidators

Weekly Roundup: The Swanson Code

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This week – TPR’s new code of practice, the impact of the tax ‘super-deduction’, the state of the risk transfer market, and DB schemes’ £41bn deficit jump.

Uber decision poses challenges for master trust sector

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Podcast: For master trusts, onboarding gig economy workers who could be entitled to a pension following the Supreme Court’s Uber verdict is not as simple as it may sound. Hymans Robertson’s Patrick Bloomfield and Victoria Panormo unpack the problem.

Weekly Roundup: You will be regulated

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This week – TPR’s criminal powers draft policy, Opperman’s plea over scam data, DB schemes back in the black, and the government’s general levy reforms.