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Brexit date hands victory to DWP in PPF assessment appeal

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The Employment Appeals Tribunal has handed a near-complete victory to the Department for Work and Pensions over a ruling that threatened limits paid to members of the Pension Protection Fund, having concluded that the majority of respondents no longer had rights against age discrimination that had been grounded in European law.

UK gender wealth equity lags Europe at retirement

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On the go: The UK has one of the largest gender wealth gaps in Europe, sitting below the global average and only just above the Netherlands, which is in last place for the continent.

Nest and Sainsbury’s members shrug off LDI crisis


October’s market turmoil and the slump in UK government bonds did not trigger a spike in Nest members checking their defined contribution pots, the research arm of the government master trust has said.

USS pension benefits ‘could be retroactively paid back’

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On the go: The University and College Union has claimed that approximately £0.5bn in pension benefits cut by Universities UK could be paid back to around 200,000 staff in the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

DB schemes and LDI: ‘We’re through that firefighting phase’


Analysis: The dust has settled after a tumultuous month for defined benefit pension funds. How are schemes and their advisers planning for the aftermath?

TPR publishes consolidated enforcement powers


The Pensions Regulator has published its new enforcement policy, which contains new powers awarded in the Pension Schemes Act 2021, and replaces and consolidates compliance and enforcement policies governing defined benefit, defined contribution and public sector pension schemes.

TfL sets out ‘significantly less generous’ pension reform options

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Transport for London has published two concepts for the future design of its pension arrangements, while also asking that the government either reclassify past service assets and liabilities under a public sector arrangement or provide a Crown guarantee.

IFoA withholds ‘risk alert’ over LDI

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On the go: The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has opted not to issue a ‘risk alert’ over liability-driven investments, in response to the liquidity crisis faced by many defined benefit schemes that unfolded after the September ‘mini’ Budget.

LDI, PLSA and PIPAs: looking back with Andy Cheseldine


Podcast: Andy Cheseldine, professional trustee at Capital Cranfield and chair of the Small Pots Co-ordination Group, joins Pensions Expert to discuss market turmoil, the recent PLSA conference, small pots and the 2022 Pension and Investment Provider Awards.