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TPR sets lower competency bar for new CDC trustees


The Pensions Regulator has distinguished between its expectations on trustee competence for new and experienced trustees, as part of amendments to its new code for collective defined contribution schemes.

BMW disputes inclusion on Make My Money Matter net zero target list

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BMW has contested its inclusion on a list of the UK’s 20 largest pension schemes to have allegedly not set net zero targets.

Weekly Roundup: Public enemy

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This week – TPR’s chief devises a cunning plan for the self-employed, the firefighters’ union prepares legal action over ‘letter aimed at blocking pensions’, the BMA is left reeling over Capita’s three-year NHS contract extension, and public sector pensions liabilities continue to rise as RMT announces further strike action.

DWP tenders for midlife MOT pilot providers

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On the go: The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a tender for suppliers to help deliver midlife MOTs as part of the programme’s pilot stage.

TfL staff to strike again over pensions

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On the go: London Underground staff members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers will walk out once more as part of their pensions dispute on June 21, to coincide with the biggest set of transport strikes in decades.

Firefighters go to court over ‘letter aimed at blocking pensions’


The Fire Brigades Union is preparing legal action after it received a letter intended for chief fire officers, which it described as an attempt “to block firefighters receiving the pensions they are legally entitled to”.

BMA hits out at Capita’s three-year NHS contract extension

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On the go: The British Medical Association has hit out at the decision to give Capita a three-year extension to its contract to run Primary Care Support England.

Govt redefines fiduciary management in CMA probe reply

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The government has excluded transition management from the scope of fiduciary management in its response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s 2018 investigation of the sector.

Soas demands new USS valuation and inequality assessments

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On the go: Soas University of London and its union branch have jointly called for “an evidence-based, moderately prudent valuation as soon as possible” of the £88.8bn Universities Superannuation Scheme.

Public sector pension liabilities break £2tn with 16% surge

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On the go: Changes to mortality assumptions have played their part in pushing the net public sector pension liability up by 15.6 per cent between the 2018-19 and 2019-20 periods, reaching almost £2.2tn.