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Just two bulk annuity insurers are signed up to UK Stewardship Code


Only Aviva and Scottish Widows have signed up to the UK Stewardship Code out of the eight bulk annuity insurers, new LCP research has highlighted.

Former shadow pensions minister Jack Dromey dies aged 73

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On the go: Former shadow pensions minister Jack Dromey, MP for Birmingham Erdington, has died at the age of 73.

Field blasts lack of support for plumbers faced with huge DB debts


The Work and Pensions Committee has warned the government that “much more needs to be done” to support small plumbing businesses being faced with potentially crippling debts to the industry’s multi-employer defined benefit scheme.

Jaguar scheme opts for forestry and farmland

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The Jaguar Pension Plan has invested in agriculture and timber funds in a bid to diversify its portfolio and develop its exposure to opportunistic private markets.

Notts to report itself to TPR after employers botch data

The Nottinghamshire County Council Pension Fund is set to report itself to the Pensions Regulator after failing to produce some of its annual benefit statements on time.

Changes to authorisation affecting some master trusts

Last-minute changes made to the master trust authorisation process by the Pensions Regulator have made it hard for a number of schemes to apply, a senior master trust figure has said.

High Court: Schemes must equalise GMPs

Defined benefit schemes must equalise guaranteed minimum pensions between men and women, the High Court has ruled, in a decision that could cost FTSE 100 companies alone up to £15bn.

Worcestershire puts JPMorgan AM back on watch

The Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund has placed JPMorgan Asset Management "on watch" for the continued underperformance of its emerging markets equities mandate, just six months after removing its added scrutiny of the manager.

Ford set to offer partial transfers

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Ford has agreed to offer members of its defined benefit scheme the right to partially transfer out half of their pension as cash at retirement, allowing former employees greater flexibility in their benefits.

Nest looks to online gaming for self-employed pensions

Master trust Nest is trialling incentive-based approaches, including methods used in online gaming and prize draws, with the aim of raising the rate of self-employed workers who save into a pension.