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Majority of trustees lacking confidence in new scam rules

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On the go: Almost three-quarters of trustees are not confident the new transfer rules will reduce pension scams in the long term, according to research.

Industry group publishes TCFD reporting guidance

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On the go: The Pensions Research Accountants Group has published guidance to help practitioners understand the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures governance and reporting requirements.

BT, Ford and M&S schemes’ inflation judicial review granted

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On the go: The trustees of the BT, Ford and Marks and Spencer pension schemes announced on Wednesday that their application for a judicial review of the decision to replace the retail price index with the consumer price index including housing costs from 2030 has been granted.

Workplace pensions bounce back after Covid-19 effects

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On the go: Workplace pension contributions grew by more than 15 per cent in the second quarter of 2021, when compared with the previous year, due to contribution levels recovering after the pandemic, according to the Office for National Statistics.

DB schemes’ surplus falls by £33bn in November

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On the go: The aggregate surplus of the 5,215 defined benefit schemes in the Pension Protection Fund 7800 Index fell by £33.1bn in November.

Opperman urges asset managers to increase stewardship practices

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The minister for pensions and financial inclusion has written to 44 asset managers urging them to comply with recent stewardship recommendations, which would allow schemes to have a more active voice in these matters.

FCA to monitor transfers after Old British Steel scheme exits PPF

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On the go: The Financial Conduct Authority will be monitoring pension transfer requests from the Old British Steel Pension Scheme, as the scheme has exited its assessment period at the Pension Protection Fund.

Nest Insight launches opt-out savings trial

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On the go: The research arm of the government-backed master trust Nest has launched an ‘opt-out’ payroll savings approach that aims to help employees build up an emergency fund.

Pension lawyers support superfunds as ‘Plan B’ for DB schemes

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On the go: A large majority of pension lawyers believe that superfund transfers will become a strong consideration for defined benefit schemes with weak sponsors, as an alternative to the Pension Protection Fund or bulk annuity transactions, research has shown.

First dashboards service provider launches

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On the go: Altus and ITM have joined forces to launch the first commercial pensions dashboards integrated service provider, which will provide technology to connect savers to their pensions.