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Union urges government to revisit NDA pension reforms

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The Prospect union has called on the government to reconsider reforms to Nuclear Decommissioning Authority pensions that will move members from their final salary scheme into a career average revalued earnings equivalent.

Activists target Federated Hermes at local government pensions summit

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On the go: Climate campaigners have protested outside a local government pensions conference, specifically targeting one of the event’s headline sponsors, investment manager Federated Hermes.

Rising gilt yields push PPF 7800 index aggregate surplus up 23%

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On the go: The aggregate surplus of defined benefit pension schemes eligible for entry into the Pension Protection Fund leapt by almost a quarter in August, fuelled by increasing gilt yields and declining liabilities.

UK retirement security declines for fifth successive year

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On the go: Falls in the UK’s quality of life, financial health and wellbeing have driven the nation’s retirement security ranking down to 19th in Natixis Investment Managers’ global retirement index, representing its fifth successive decline.

Opperman: 12mn people are under-saving for retirement

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Pensions minister Guy Opperman has told MPs that around 12mn people are under-saving for their retirement, accounting for 38 per cent of the nation’s working age population.

Aten Global fined by ombudsman for employee pension distress

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On the go: Renewable energy business Aten Global has been fined £1,000 by the Pensions Ombudsman and ordered to pay missing pension contributions to an employee.

BAE Systems Pension Scheme reaches full funding

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On the go: The BAE Systems Pension Scheme is fully funded following its latest actuarial valuation, according to a July update.

Professional negligence claim against Aon goes ahead


The High Court has given the green light for a full court hearing into a professional negligence claim against Aon, after the consultancy failed in its attempt to have the claim struck out on the basis that it has breached statutory limitation periods.

Opperman attacks industry efforts on midlife MOTs

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Pensions minister Guy Opperman has hit out at the pensions industry’s apparent lack of involvement in the development of so-called “midlife MOTs”, and argued in favour of the service being offered to savers in their thirties.

Opperman moots abolishing member-nominated trustees


Pensions minister Guy Opperman has raised the possibility of scrapping member-nominated trustees, demanding a surge in professional trustees as part of his plans for consolidation in the defined contribution space.