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Schemes urged to adopt guide for tackling deforestation

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including new guidance for pension schemes to tackle deforestation, and research showing engagement improved with the Stewardship Code.

A third of firms paying minimum AE believe this is govt recommendation

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One in three employers who offer the minimum auto-enrolment contribution of 3 per cent to their staff are doing so as they believe this is the government “recommendation”, new research has revealed.

TPR working on granting pensions to 200,000 gig economy workers

News on the go

On the go: The Pensions Regulator is working to give gig economy workers access to pensions, but “legal complexities and routine challenges from employers” remain a challenge.

PASA calls on schemes to get dashboards data ready

News on the go

On the go: The Pensions Administration Standards Association has issued guidance to help schemes prepare their data for the pensions dashboards, while revealing that many schemes are “not actively managing their data”.

One in 10 pause contributions due to cost of living crisis

News on the go

On the go: Around one in 10 savers have cut back or stopped contributing to their pension as a result of stagnant wages and inflation, according to a new report.

OPSC: fund managers should vote according to client’s expressed view

News on the go

On the go: The Occupational Pensions Stewardship Council has released a report arguing for communication between schemes and fund managers on their voting intentions, and outlining the communication that schemes should undertake to make their requirements known to funds. 

ABI calls for 12% auto-enrolment minimum contributions by 2031

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The Association of British Insurers has called on the government to increase minimum auto-enrolment contributions to 12 per cent by 2031.

Greater Gwent Pension Fund reports £137mn loss in Q1

News on the go

On the go: The Greater Gwent Pension Fund has reported a loss of £137mn in the first quarter of 2022, mainly due to the global economic climate.

PPI: CDC schemes still facing ‘key challenges’

News on the go

On the go: Collective defined contribution schemes in the UK are still facing some key challenges that could benefit from further research, such as intergenerational issues and communication policies, according to the Pensions Policy Institute.