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Shell MND elections reignite debate over selection panels

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The Shell Contributory Pension Fund announced elections for member-nominated trustees last month, with campaigners calling on members to seize the opportunity and appoint climate risk-conscious representatives.

Global Pensions Wrap: August 3 edition

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A whistle-stop tour of the top pensions news from the FT group this week, featuring an expenses scandal in Los Angeles, the French battle over pensions consolidation and the US’s continued encroachment into East Asia.

TPR turns up the heat on 99% failing small schemes

The Pensions Regulator continued to press for consolidation on Thursday, after its annual survey found 99 per cent of small schemes are missing statutory governance requirements.

Quarter of a million still inherit spouse's state pension via DWP loophole

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On the go: A loophole means some spouses who outlive their partners are eligible to inherit some of their state pension, the Department for Work and Pensions has said, in a revelation that could boost many pensioners' income.

FCA lambasted for lethargy on contingent charging

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The Financial Conduct Authority’s proposals to ban controversial charging structures were welcomed by the industry on Tuesday, but some have criticised the regulator for being slow to act.

Contingent charging to be banned by November under FCA proposal

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On the go: Contingent charging could be banned by November this year under new plans by the Financial Conduct Authority, which released a package of measures on Tuesday aiming to boost consumer rights.

The Global Pensions Wrap: July 27 edition


The pick of pensions headlines around the FT this week include a proposed £39bn package for forgivable loans to troubled multi-employer schemes and Kent Pension Fund's involvement in the Woodford saga.

Unions call for greater action on executive pay and pensions gap

Unions called for policymakers to explore way of curbing bumper executive pay and pensions on Wednesday, as unequal remuneration falls under the cross-hairs of Frank Field’s Work and Pensions Committee.

Lancashire council explores free transport for WASPI women

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On the go: Lancashire County Council was urged to explore providing women affected by equalisation with concessionary travel on Thursday, as campaigners await the High Court’s judicial review of the government's policy.

Proposed merger to swell UK pension fund behemoth by almost £500m

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On the go: Plans for the UK’s second-largest local authority pension fund to swallow a local transport workers pension fund were announced on Tuesday, in a move aiming to protect member savings.