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Unite campaigners plan pensions clawback protest at HSBC AGM


Members of the Unite trade union will protest outside HSBC’s annual meeting, in the latest chapter of a long-running saga over employees’ pensions.

TPR to issue fresh dashboards guidance in May


The Pensions Regulator will publish new guidance on pensions dashboards to support trustees and scheme managers in early May, it has revealed.

Campaigners oppose govt’s planned boycott ban

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On the go: A coalition of 46 campaigning organisations has spoken out against anti-boycott legislation due in the next Queen’s Speech, which includes a ban on pension funds from pursuing politically motivating boycotts and divestments.

NFU Mutual leads on transfer times while B&CE lags

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On the go: NFU Mutual recorded the leading score on Origo’s Transfer Index for the second quarter of 2022.

Youngest ever accredited trustee calls for industry to embrace tech

Lewis Drew

Lewis Drew, the UK’s youngest ever accredited pension trustee, has urged the industry to embrace technology in order to catch up with other financial services sectors.

MPs press water scheme over surplus transfer to sponsor


Stephen Timms, chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, has asked the £710mn Water Companies Pension Scheme to explain the transfer of the Bristol Water section’s surplus over to its sponsor.

Railpen tells investors to prioritise companies for engagement

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On the go: Railpen, which manages around £35bn in assets for the Railways Pension Scheme, has devised a new “systematic framework” on net zero stewardship in partnership with the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change.

GLIL banks record £1.2bn fundraising for infra investment

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On the go: Local Government Pension Scheme funds have stumped up £1.2bn towards GLIL Infrastructure for investment in UK infrastructure.

Transport workers consider new strike over TfL pension review

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On the go: Ballot papers have been sent out to Transport for London and London Underground staff in the Unite union over strike action, in response to a government review of the TfL pension scheme that threatens to cut benefits.

Public sector drives workplace pension participation rise

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On the go: Increased public sector employment driven by the government’s coronavirus pandemic response led to a rise in workplace pension participation last year, according to fresh data from the Office for National Statistics.