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Select committees question regulator’s ambition on DB

On the go: The Pensions Regulator’s commitment to engaging proactively with poorly funded defined benefit schemes and their employers has been called into question by two parliamentary select committees, in a stinging letter that discusses the future of chief executive Lesley Titcomb.

Regulator comes out on top in Box Clever case

On the go: The Pensions Regulator was right to seek to impose a financial support direction on ITV in relation to the Box Clever defined benefit pension scheme, according to a court judgement published on Friday.

The Weekly Wrap: May 18 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from trade union demands for higher pension payouts, to a secret pension meeting between Kentucky Democrats and Republicans.

Marks and Spencer scheme completes £1.4bn buy-ins

On the go: Trustees of the Marks and Spencer Pension Scheme have purchased buy-in policies with Phoenix Life and Aviva totalling £1.4bn.

How is LGPS pooling driving responsible investment?

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Podcast: As Local Government Pension Scheme pooling progresses, the £29bn Brunel Pension Partnership – which includes 10 LGPS funds, including the Environment Agency Pension Fund – has been one of the strongest advocates of responsible investing. In this podcast, Brunel’s chief executive officer, Dawn Turner, discusses how far institutional investors have come with sustainable investment, what progress needs to be made, and how the Brunel pool views environmental, social and governance issues.

Brewery and chair plead guilty in regulator's s72 case

Samuel Smith Old Brewery and its chairman Humphrey Smith have pleaded guilty to failing to provide information about its schemes to the Pensions Regulator.

National Grid and Zurich complete longevity transaction

More than £2bn of pensioner liabilities of the National Grid Electricity Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme have been covered by an intermediated longevity swap deal with insurer Zurich.

The Weekly Wrap: May 11 edition

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A round-up of the pensions news stories published across the FT Group this week, from mastertrusts moaning about authorisation deadlines, to Aussie funds' continued appetite for alternative assets.

Excess pension freedoms tax of £22m repaid in Q1 2018

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HM Revenue and Customs figures show £22m in overtaxed pension freedoms payments was repaid in the first quarter of 2018, prompting calls for reforms to the way withdrawals are taxed.

Snaps from PIPA 2018

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Here are the best snapshots from the 19th annual Pension & Investment Provider Awards at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, hosted by comedian Shappi Khorsandi.