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DB deficits fall £21.4bn in January

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On the go: The aggregate deficit of the 5,318 defined benefit schemes in the Pension Protection Fund 7800 Index fell by £21.4bn in January.

TPR: Valuations until March 2022 done under current funding regime

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Pension schemes with scheme valuations until the end of the first quarter of next year do not need to worry about the Pensions Regulator’s new defined benefit funding code, David Fairs has revealed.

Scottish Widows pledges to reach carbon zero by 2050

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On the go: Scottish Widows is the latest pension company to pledge to become carbon neutral by 2050, while calling for action in the industry.

Hundreds of schemes to move to surplus under PPF’s proposals

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On the go: Some 261 defined benefit schemes are expected to move from deficit to surplus under new proposals to change actuarial assumptions used by the Pension Protection Fund.

Inquiry launched into LGPS role in ‘just transition’ to net-zero

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On the go: The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Local Authority Pension Funds has launched an inquiry to look at how these schemes can help in achieving a just transition to a decarbonised economy.

Civil service scheme extends MyCSP admin contract

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On the go: The Cabinet Office has extended the contract with MyCSP for the provision of pensions administration and related services to the Civil Service Pension Scheme until the end of 2023.

New solution allows schemes to have voting rights on pooled funds

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On the go: The Asset Management Exchange and asset manager DWS have created an investment solution that allows pension schemes to express their stewardship preferences in pooled funds.

Smart Pension pledges to reach carbon zero before 2050

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On the go: Smart Pension has committed to developing its investment approach to reach net-zero carbon emissions “well ahead” of the 2050 deadline.

Guide launched to assess investment consultants’ climate competence

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On the go: The Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group has launched a guide to help trustees in assessing their investment consultants on climate competency.

Opperman calls for HMRC to participate in scams task force

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On the go: The minister for pensions and financial inclusion, Guy Opperman, has said he would like to see HM Revenue & Customs have a more active participation in combating pension scams.