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Select committee launches inquiry into contingent charging

On the go: The Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into contingent charges for defined benefit transfer advice.

FTSE 350 pension deficit increased by 28% in 2018

On the go: The deficit of defined benefit pension funds for the UK’s 350 largest listed businesses rose to £41bn at the end of 2018, from £32bn at the end of 2017 – an increase of 28 per cent, according to Mercer.

The Weekly Wrap: January 5 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from NHS staff quitting their pension scheme, to a land deal loss for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System.

PIPA 2019: Meet the judges

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Pensions Expert has assembled a team of leading authorities on pension scheme management to judge the 2019 edition of the Pensions and Investment Provider Awards, which are now open for entry.

The Weekly Wrap: December 22 edition

A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from CalPERS demanding to know what its asset managers pay staff, to Vladimir Putin's defence of state pension reforms.

Regulator appoints Charles Counsell as new chief executive

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator has announced the appointment of Charles Counsell as its new chief executive.  

Chappell fined more than £124k for failing to reveal info about BHS sale

On the go: Dominic Chappell, the director and majority shareholder of the company that bought BHS for £1, has been ordered to pay more than £124,000 for failing to hand over information to the Pensions Regulator.

The Weekly Wrap: December 15 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – from a group of pension schemes suing an aerospace company over greenhouse gas inaction, to a funding boost for police pensions in England and Wales.

Next steps for the pensions dashboard project

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Podcast: Earlier this month, the Department for Work and Pensions published its long-awaited feasibility report and consultation on how the industry can create online pensions dashboards. What does the industry make of the study? And how much progress is needed to make the project a success? In this episode, Girish Menezes, board director at the Pensions Administration Standards Association, and Anthony Rafferty, managing director of fintech company Origo, discuss compulsion, dashboard governance and data.

CMA upholds competition judgment on consultants and fid mans

On the go: The Competition and Markets Authority has published its final report into investment consultancy and fiduciary management, maintaining its finding of an adverse effect on competition in both sectors.