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Master trusts and PPI launch new member database

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On the go: Five master trusts, including Nest and Now Pensions, have announced a new research project in tandem with the Pensions Policy Institute.

TPR to issue new guidance on employer covenant

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator is working on fresh guidance regarding employer covenant, which may emerge in autumn of this year.

Government to legislate soon on scheme investment in illiquids

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The government will introduce legislation to help pension schemes invest in illiquid assets, the work and pensions secretary has said.

Government set to regulate further on ESG

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On the go: The government is preparing to regulate in order to achieve consistency on environmental, social and governance standards across the private sector, ministers have told the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for ESG.

Pension Protection Fund pulls out of Russia

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On the go: The Pension Protection Fund will eliminate its negligible exposure to Russian assets when liquidity in the market improves, it has announced.

Abrdn steals limelight from superfunds with DB master trust


Abrdn is set to join the ranks of defined benefit master trust providers, with plans to launch its scheme in the second quarter of 2022.

IWD: Mountain still to climb on the way to pensions parity


Research published ahead of International Women’s Day, which takes place on March 8, indicates that women are struggling to keep up with men in the UK when it comes to saving for their retirement.

Eight out of 10 young adults demand earlier pension saving

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On the go: More than eight in 10 young people want pension saving to begin before individuals reach the age of 22 — the default age from which employees are automatically enrolled into a workplace pension.

Pandemic could cut FTSE 100 DB contributions by £5bn

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On the go: The wider health effects of the coronavirus pandemic could see FTSE 100 defined benefit scheme sponsors slash longer-term contributions by around £1bn a year, new research has revealed.

LGPS Russian exodus under way as TPR tells trustees to ‘be vigilant’


Local Government Pension Scheme funds are racing to slash their portfolios’ exposure to Russia and reassure members over the crisis, while the Pensions Regulator has issued new guidance to trustees expecting them to “be vigilant” on this matter.