Latest articles from Alex Janiaud

Less than half of savers care about pension charges

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On the go: Mortgage and bank account charges draw the attention of a higher proportion of savers than pension costs, according to new research.

CofE convenes climate transition group, Clara pledges net zero

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including a coalition of UK pension funds joining forces to support climate transition in emerging markets, and a net zero pledge from Clara-Pensions.

MNT resigns as BBC looks to High Court to change member benefits


The BBC will ask the High Court if it can make changes to its defined benefit pension scheme as part of a review of its ability to potentially close the scheme to future accrual, which has sparked the resignation of one member-nominated trustee.

60% of pension funds don’t expect to meet net zero goals


Sixty per cent of a group of large pension funds across North America, Europe and Australasia believe they will fail to achieve their net zero goals under current conditions, new research has revealed.

Auto-enrolment reform: If not now, when?

Alex Janiaud

Editorial: The government is failing women as it opts to keep the Department for Work and Pensions' automatic enrolment proposals on the back-burner, five years after they were published.

TPR in-person visits return after lifting of Covid-19 rules

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has said it is carrying out in-person spot checks on employers in a compliance push that has been enabled by the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions earlier this year.

Nest Insight sidecar savings take-up lags interest

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On the go: Ninety-eight per cent of people who think Nest Insight’s sidecar savings product would help them have not signed up to use it, the research unit has admitted.

TPR has used AE powers more than 500,000 times since 2012

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has used its enforced powers on automatic enrolment compliance on more than 500,000 occasions since July 2012, it has revealed.

TPR: Smaller scheme trustees can do more

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Some trustees at smaller pension schemes need to raise their game in areas like governance, David Fairs, the Pensions Regulator’s executive director of regulatory policy, has said.

Govt plans looser insurer infrastructure investment regime

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On the go: The government has published a new consultation on Solvency II, with the aim of helping insurers invest in UK infrastructure and green projects.