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Pension transfers initiative to launch accreditation system

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On the go: The pension transfers initiative ‘Star’ will be launching an accreditation system, with providers receiving a gold, silver or bronze ranking according to their performance.

Industry body launches new ESG guide for trustees

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On the go: The Society of Pension Professionals has launched an environmental, social and governance guide for pension trustees, aimed at schemes that do not have size and resources to effectively manage its integration.

Pension Awareness Day: Savers still in the dark amid Covid-19 downfall


A roundup of the news marking the 2021 Pension Awareness Day, with £5.3bn lost from over-fifties pension pots during the pandemic, retirement security in the UK declining for the fourth consecutive year, and a new guide launched to help employers and schemes to support members’ financial wellbeing.

DB schemes’ surplus increases £20.8bn in August

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On the go: The aggregate surplus of the 5,318 defined benefit schemes in the PPF 7800 index increased by £20.8bn in August.

Number of workers delaying retirement due to Covid-19 rises

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On the go: The number of workers making changes to their retirement plans due to the impact of Covid-19 has increased by more than a quarter to 29 per cent, research from Fidelity International has shown.

National Pension Tracing Day set to launch with industry backing

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On the go: Punter Southall Aspire is launching the UK’s first National Pension Tracing Day on October 31 when the clocks go back, and is urging people to use their extra hour to trace lost pensions.

Auto-enrolment at risk after national insurance increase

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On the go: The implementation of the auto-enrolment reform could be at risk after the government announced a national insurance hike, Aegon has warned.

PMI launches new diploma for pension professionals

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On the go: The Pensions Management Institute is launching a new diploma in pension trusteeship.

Majority of schemes set to increase illiquid assets allocation

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On the go: Around 85 per cent of UK pension schemes are set to increase their allocations to illiquid assets in the next three years, according to research from Alpha Real Capital.

Dashboards programme appoints central digital architecture supplier

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On the go: The Pensions Dashboards Programme has appointed Capgemini as the supplier of the project’s central technical architecture.