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Railways Pension Scheme deficit called into question

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New calculations showing an £11bn deficit for the Railways Pension Scheme have been dismissed by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, which has promised industrial action if new measures to plug the gap are imposed without negotiation.

GMP rectification facing further delays after HMRC announcement

The government’s delayed timeline for confirming payments due under guaranteed minimum pensions reconciliation will be published soon, HM Revenue & Customs announced on Thursday, as it attempted to put an end to long-running confusion over partial payments.

Mineworkers and British Coal secure £268m settlement

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On the go: The Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme and the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme have secured a $350m (£268m) settlement from a class action against a photovoltaic solar panel producer.

PPF reaches 1,000th scheme transfer milestone

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On the go: The Pension Protection Fund has accepted its 1000th scheme with the transfer of Carillion Rail, a section of the Railways Pension Scheme with almost 4,000 members.

Border to Coast hires Pimco for multi-asset credit fund

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On the go: Border to Coast Pensions Partnership has appointed Pimco as the core manager for its multi-asset credit fund, which is expected to launch in early 2021.

Brunel eyes full transition of scheme assets by end of 2020

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On the go: The Brunel Pension Partnership is aiming to complete the transition of assets from its partner funds by the fourth quarter of 2020, by which point it expects to have launched the majority of its portfolios.

Local schemes urge Barclays to stop financing fossil fuel companies

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Several local government pension schemes are asking Barclays to publish a plan to gradually phase out its financing of fossil fuel companies, as the bank has provided more than $85bn (£65bn) to such companies since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015.

Majority of employers planning to review pensions provider in 2020

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On the go: Eighty-seven per cent of employers are looking to review their pension provider in the next 12 months, according to new research from investment platform Smarterly.

Private school teachers threaten strikes over pensions

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On the go: Teachers in private schools are threatening to strike, as a massive increase in contributions is leading to many of these institutions leaving the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

Most schemes considering joint GMP rectification and equalisation

Most pension schemes expect to combine their guaranteed minimum pension rectification and equalisation projects, new data suggest, as experts said this can simplify member communications and increase efficiencies for trustees.