Latest articles from Alex Janiaud

One third of self-employed trial Nest members have ‘zero pots’

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On the go: Around a third of self-employed Nest members in a Nest Insight savings trial have never made a contribution to their pension pot.

Labour MPs table amendment to preserve EU PPF protections

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Labour MPs have tabled an amendment to a bill aimed at revoking residual EU law, seeking to retain judgments linked to the Pension Protection Fund.

Inflation is main concern for DB trustees and sponsors

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On the go: Inflation and monetary policy represent the key concern for three-quarters (74 per cent) of pension trustees and their sponsors over the next six months.

Trustee pair receive suspended sentences for illegal loans

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On the go: Two pension trustees who pleaded guilty to making illegal loans from a company pension scheme to its employer have received suspended prison sentences.

Nest plans boardroom overhaul in diversity drive

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Nest is recruiting for three new non-executive directors as it attempts to improve the diversity of its board, the master trust’s chair has told Pensions Expert.

Public sector pension statements’ deadline delayed

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On the go: The government intends to delay the deadline for the issuance of pension savings statements covering the 2022-23 period by a year to October 2024 in certain public sector schemes, as part of the tax remedy to an age discrimination case.

Value over cost emphasised in new DC illiquid investment guides

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On the go: Defined contribution scheme trustees are being encouraged to shift their focus on illiquid investments from cost to value, in a series of guides published by the Productive Finance Working Group.

TPR threatens £50,000 fines for dashboards non-compliance

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The Pensions Regulator will impose fines of up to £50,000 for non-compliance over pensions dashboards. 

Ex-trustee pleads not guilty to illegal pension investing

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On the go: Former trustee David Boardman has pleaded not guilty to six counts of making illegal investments, in a prosecution brought by the Pensions Regulator.

Timing and flexibility concerns raised over LGPS climate reporting

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The pensions industry has expressed its concerns to the government over proposals surrounding new requirements for Local Government Pension Scheme funds to produce climate risk reports, citing fears over the timescale imposed and a lack of flexibility.