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TPR supports actuaries’ climate report, Smart commits to net zero

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including a new climate change report for actuaries, Smart Pension announcing a net zero target for 2040, and savers supporting the government’s push for greener pensions.

Self-assessment pension trials results expected in summer

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On the go: The results of a trial to boost retirement savings for the self-employed, involving the existing self-assessment tax system, will be published in summer, a Treasury minister has revealed.

TPR warns trustees about imminent dashboards deadline

Pensions dashboard (teaser)

The Pensions Regulator has launched a campaign urging trustees to prepare for the pensions dashboards deadline, as new research shows that less than 10 per cent of schemes have begun to digitise the information they hold in preparation for the initiative.

Providers to engage with members on ESG under ‘green nudge’ trial

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On the go: Smart Pension, Aviva and Hargreaves Lansdown will be encouraging members to learn more about making greener pension choices under a new trial.

Volume of legislative change is main barrier for admins

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On the go: Two-thirds of administrators identified the volume of legislative change as one of the main barriers they faced to providing a high-quality service, according to new research.

Bulk annuity deals hit £27.7bn in 2021

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On the go: Buy-in and buyout transactions hit £27.7bn in 2021, with the majority of deals, representing £20.9bn, occurring in the second half of the year, according to new research.

TPR considers regulatory action in Norton Motorcycles case

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator is considering taking regulatory action against Stuart Garner, former owner of Norton Motorcycles, its chief executive has revealed.

Nest seeks ESG provider, IIGCC releases infra net zero guidance

ESG spotlight

ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, including Nest’s tender for an ESG data provider, and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s new net zero guidance for infrastructure investments.

Union takes Bolt to court over pension rights

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GMB union is taking ride-hailing service Bolt to court in a bid to grant its drivers employment rights including pensions, while Uber has promised a Sharia-compliant pension fund for its drivers by October.

DB schemes’ surplus increases £55bn in May

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On the go: The aggregate surplus of the 5,215 defined benefit schemes in the Pension Protection Fund 7800 Index increased by £55.4bn in May.