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Majority of FTSE 100 execs overlook Opperman workplace savings appeal

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Pensions minister Guy Opperman has said that more companies should offer payroll savings mechanisms to their employees.

Dundee University staff plan strike action over DB scheme closure

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On the go: More than 100 University of Dundee staff will be balloted on strike action after rejecting plans to close its defined benefit scheme to new members, Unite the union has announced.

Trustees demand protection for schemes as McColl’s collapses

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On the go: The trustee of the two defined benefit schemes sponsored by retailer McColl’s has called for the link with the sponsor company to be respected after administrators were appointed to oversee the fallout from the retailer’s collapse.

Railpen and Greater Anglia to compensate over settlement delay


The Pensions Ombudsman has ordered Railpen and train operator Greater Anglia to each pay £17,500 after a former member’s estate incurred an increased tax bill after a two-year wait for settlement.

Schemes could bag £100bn in savings after bank base rate hike


The Bank of England's anticipated move to raise rates could fuel huge savings for defined benefit schemes, although the inflationary outlook has deteriorated as the cost of living crisis continues to bite.

UCU agrees marking boycott in latest USS escalation

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On the go: Staff at 26 universities will take part in a marking boycott and strike action following the latest escalation of the ongoing Universities Superannuation Scheme pensions dispute.

Supply chains – the missing link for investors on ‘S’


Institutional investors play an important role in helping portfolio companies improve their social credentials, but issues must not be moved up and down the supply chain.