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Budget 2023: Chancellor’s box of tricks makes LTA disappear

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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has faced calls in recent weeks to relax the rules on certain pension tax allowances to further his campaign to encourage older workers back into the workforce. 

Beware the ideas of March – or perhaps embrace them

Jeremy Hunt

March 15 was an inauspicious day for Roman politics, but if the chancellor frees up pension allowances, some people could make a killing.

Asset managers must up their game on engagement and diversity


New research suggests too much lip service is paid to engagement and diversity.

Rising costs of retirement income not necessarily all bad news


The cost of meeting the minimum standard of the PLSA’s retirement living standards increased by almost a fifth (18 per cent), or nearly £1,900 in 2022, according to the Aon UK DC Pension Tracker.  

New PPI report backs alternatives for DC investment strategies

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Alternative assets may have a greater role in defined contribution strategies, offering both greater diversification and a hedge for volatility in public markets, according to a new report. 

Gulf of inequality: Little progress on women’s pensions gap


New data from HMRC leaves little to celebrate on International Women’s Day, as it clearly shows that women are still earning considerably less than men at every stage of life.

Latest dashboards delay is catastrophic for consumers

Pensions dashboard (teaser)

The latest delay to the Pensions Dashboards Programme announced at the end of last week was met with many shows of good grace – and perhaps schadenfreude – from certain parts of the pensions industry.

Cost of living crisis is compounded by apathy in the workplace

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The cost of living crisis has raised concerns among pension schemes that some members may choose to abandon their pensions in order to boost their take-home pay. 

Pensions admin: No longer the Cinderella function

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Pensions admin is not dead — it is resurgent, according to a Pension Playpen webinar. 

Asset managers failing to combat crises

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A new report by ShareAction shows that asset managers need to up their game on environmental, social and governance matters.