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LCP toughens up its ESG policies

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LCP has launched a responsible investment philosophy designed to focus industry attention on concrete action to address systemic risks posed by issues such as climate change and inequality.

Use dashboards delay to achieve ‘dramatic improvements’ in data


Pensions schemes should use dashboards delay to get their data “dashboard ready”, according to new research.

DC members want better access to ESG investment strategies


Defined contribution pension scheme members want ESG, but many employers have succumbed to inertia.

Living Pension: Fighting poverty with better retirement saving


Could the Living Pension be the antidote to poverty in retirement?

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.