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Schemes face a tsunami of new regulations in October

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CPD: The extreme temperatures of the scorching summer of 2022 are a timely reminder why climate change regulation is rising up the agenda for trustees, which will be subject to a plethora of new duties from October, explains Stephanie Hawthorne.

Webb: Opperman achieved but ‘got sidetracked easily’


Podcast: LCP partner Sir Steve Webb gives his view on Guy Opperman’s time as pensions minister, and discusses under-saving in defined contribution and a local council investment scandal.

Weekly Roundup: Who wants to be pensions minister?

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This week – Opperman dismissed from pensions minister post, study discovers that most low earners cannot afford auto-enrolment contributions, the FBU nudges members towards employment tribunals in a bid to protect their rights, and a law firm attempts to ignore the Pensions Ombudsman.

Gender pensions gap: Where are we now?


CPD: Hymans Robertson partner Kathryn Fleming details the reasons for the existing gender pensions gap and what solutions could be brought forward to solve the issue.

Pensions industry pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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The pensions industry has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, “an inspirational example to so many” who spent a “lifetime of dedicated service to the country and the Commonwealth”.

Pension tax changes needed to save NHS from ‘rock bottom’


Podcast: Vishal Sharma, pensions committee chair at the British Medical Association, is joined by Mark Bondi, council member at the Society of Pension Professionals and senior technical consultant at Capita, to discuss the NHS, the High Court’s retail price index decision, and pension priorities for new prime minister Liz Truss.

New DB funding rules considered overly prescriptive


CPD: Stephanie Hawthorne gets to grips with the detail on the Department for Work and Pensions’ latest consultation on defined benefit funding rules consultation, and what it means for trustees, sponsors and their members.

Weekly Roundup: Can we all go on strike and get it over with?

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This week – the RMT union threatens yet another strike, consultation respondents agree dashboards should be tested first, the BMA slams the government’s ‘disingenuous’ pension proposals, and the high court dismisses CMG trustee’s Barber window arrears claim.

Trustees struggling to guide members on inflation benefits


Podcast: LCP partner Laura Amin and Hymans Robertson partner Patrick Bloomfield discuss benefits’ inflation calculation and advice, concerns about defined benefit funding, and the women’s state pension age investigation.

Weekly Roundup: Ignorance is bliss, actually


This week — experts question the timing of the pensions awareness season, the public sector mulls going on strike, Policy Exchange calls for a rethink of NHS scheme punitive pensions tax rules, and LCP urges caution before consolidating pension pots.