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New funding proposals threaten ‘the demise of DB schemes’

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New defined benefit funding rules may lead to “potentially severe outcomes”, consultancy LCP has warned, while Mercer has predicted that the regulations would “accelerate pension liability buyouts and the demise of DB schemes”.

Railpen stands by investment in Chinese government debt

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The manager of the Railways Pension Scheme has stood by the scheme's decision to invest in Chinese government bonds in 2021, despite allegations of human rights abuses committed by the country's government.

University of Dundee staff set for second pensions strike

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On the go: Members of the Unite trade union who work at the University of Dundee have agreed to carry out "continuous strike action" for a second time from August 25 over pensions.

TPR advises employers to shield schemes from refinancing costs

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On the go: Companies and pension scheme trustees should take steps to protect their schemes and their employer covenant from the fallout of any refinancing that they have undertaken, according to David Fairs, the Pensions Regulator’s executive director of regulatory policy, analysis and advice.

Jaguar and Mercer rapped by ombudsman for ‘woeful’ service

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The trustee of the Jaguar Pension Plan, and its administrator Mercer, have been ordered to compensate a member who retired on the basis of incorrect information about his pension.

LGPS responds to Israeli settlements database complaint


The Local Government Pension Scheme’s advisory board has provided an update regarding a database that lists companies active in the occupied Palestinian territories, after the UK Lawyers for Israel criticised the LGPS's summary of a January meeting with the then-UN special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk.

BMA blasts Sunak role in NHS pensions taxation

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The British Medical Association has hit out at Rishi Sunak for changes made during his time as chancellor of the exchequer to the tapered annual allowance of NHS pensions.

London Underground strike over pensions set for August 19

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On the go: The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers has confirmed that its London Underground members will carry out a 24-hour strike on August 19 over a pensions dispute.

LGPS funds back LGA opposition to 90-day dashboard window

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Local Government Pension Scheme funds have told Pensions Expert that they support the Local Government Association’s warning to the government over its plans to give schemes just 90 days’ notice before the dashboards go live.

Technology is biggest challenge most DB sole trustees face

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On the go: Nearly two-thirds of defined benefit scheme sole trustees have earmarked technology as their biggest challenge for the next few years, according to new research.