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LGPS Central to break even on cost savings by 2023

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On the go: LGPS Central, which manages around £49bn in assets on behalf of eight Local Government Pension Scheme partner funds, expects to break even on cost savings by 2023.

Incorrect personal data prevents Nest member from opting out

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A healthcare company has been told by the Pensions Ombudsman to repay an employee’s pension contributions, after he was unable to opt out due to the employer providing an incorrect date of birth and national insurance number to Nest.

Contributions must double to fund some ‘living pensions’, report finds

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On the go: Some savers’ pension contributions will need to sit at slightly more than double the current minimum automatic enrolment threshold in order for them to have a “living pension”, according to new research.

BW’s Sara Cook elected president of the Pensions Management Institute

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On the go: The Pensions Management Institute has appointed Barnett Waddingham principal Sara Cook as its president.

80% of DB schemes to hit long-term funding goals within 9 years

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On the go: Eighty per cent of defined benefit pension schemes expect to meet their long-term targets within the next nine years, according to new research. 

Evri auto-enrols couriers with Smart Pension

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On the go: Parcel delivery service Evri has appointed Smart Pension to provide workplace pensions for more than 12,000 “self-employed plus” couriers.

DB sponsor profit warnings jump 70% in first half of 2022

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On the go: The number of profit warnings issued by UK companies with a defined benefit scheme has increased to 34 in the first half of the year, representing a 70 per cent rise over the same period in 2021. 

Mineworkers’ scheme to align pension increases with RPI

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On the go: The Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme has announced pension increases aligned with the retail price index for 2022 and 2023, currently running at 11.8 per cent.

Two-fifths of fiduciary managers do not actively influence voting

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On the go: Forty-two per cent of fiduciary managers do not actively influence the voting activities of underlying assets or managers when looking at environmental, social and governance issues, new research has revealed.