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Webb: Tories 'terrified' of AE contribution hike

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The Conservative party is “terrified” to make changes that will safeguard pensions adequacy and enable older savers to leave work when they want, former pensions minister Sir Steve Webb has said.

US withdrawal from Paris accord no threat to ESG investing

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US president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord will not affect the UK’s growing implementation of environmental, social and governance criteria on investment strategies, experts have said. 

Mums know best: Hogg Robinson mortality study slashes liabilities

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B2B services provider Hogg Robinson Group has undertaken a medically underwritten mortality study of its UK pension scheme members, shaving £68.4m off its liabilities.

Willetts: Narrow green paper fails on intergenerational equality

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Conservative peer Lord Willetts has spoken out against the scope of the Government’s green paper consultation on defined benefit pensions, criticising its lack of regard for intergenerational fairness.

Governance overhaul required to solve DB woes

An overhaul of trust-based pension schemes to separate trustee ‘directors’ from professional managers could have prevented a crisis in defined benefit pensions, a new report has claimed.

Wincanton runs ETV to drive liabilities down

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The Wincanton Pension Scheme has embarked on an enhanced transfer value exercise in an attempt to further cap its obligations, after trivial commutations wiped £3.8m from its liabilities.

No end to liability build-up for charity schemes

Some of the worst-funded not-for-profit scheme sponsors are unable to cease future accrual or limit future membership as defined benefit affordability continues to pose a threat to the sector.

Schemes urged to take action on data security

Pension schemes must use the next 12 months to review and update data protection practices, industry experts have urged, ahead of new rules which could result in huge fines for trustees.

Lord Stoneham: Flat rate tax relief will help 'people in the middle'

For the latest instalment of our 2017 general election interview series, Lord Stoneham, the Liberal Democrat chief whip in the House of Lords, explains his party's commitment to reviewing pensions taxation, and the need for consolidation of schemes and of pots.

First asset managers commit to LGPS transparency code

The Local Government Pension Scheme advisory board has launched its code of transparency to improve cost disclosure, amid early indications that asset managers will sign up.