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Profit warnings from DB sponsors jump two-thirds

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On the go: Profit warnings issued by UK-listed companies with defined benefit pension schemes leapt by 69 per cent between the third and fourth quarters of 2021.

Top tips for success at the PIPAs


Podcast: Barnett Waddingham’s Danielle Markham and Teneo’s Simon Kew — two of the judges for the Pension and Investment Provider Awards 2022 — and LCP’s Stephen Budge, the architect of an award-winning entry in 2021, discuss how to achieve gold in one of the industry's most desired distinctions.

DC market consolidates by nearly 40% in a decade

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On the go: The defined contribution market has shrunk by almost 40 per cent over the past 10 years, according to data published by the Pensions Regulator.

Pension professionals demand dashboards and climate action

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On the go: Pensions dashboards and climate change action ranked as the joint top priority for Society of Pension Professionals members, according to a new survey.

Independent school teachers to strike over scheme withdrawal

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On the go: Teachers working in the Girls’ Day School Trust’s independent schools have voted to strike over the trust’s plan to exit the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

Strong start is key to dashboards success, study finds

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On the go: The pensions dashboards initiative needs to hit the ground running and offer a comprehensive ‘find and view’ service from its point of launch in order to maximise its chances of success, according to Ipsos Mori research.

Church of England puts pressure on miners, PIC invests in student halls

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including the Church of England Pensions Board pushing miners on standards, the Pension Insurance Corporation’s investment in low-carbon student accommodation, and a pledge by the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance to halve portfolio emissions by 2030.

TPR to publish new CDC code before the end of January


The Pensions Regulator will be consulting on a new code of practice for the authorisation and supervision of collective defined contribution pension schemes before the end of January, chief executive Charles Counsell has revealed.

USS switches to green equities, Aviva warns firms on sustainability

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with the Universities Superannuation Scheme moving more than £5bn of its global equity investments to a climate transition index, Aviva firing a warning shot at the companies in which it invests, and BMO setting out its engagement priorities for 2022.

Maps signs ID verification deal for dashboards programme

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On the go: The Money and Pensions Service has signed a £1.8m deal with Dutch outfit Digidentity to provide an identity service for its Pensions Dashboards Programme.