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Almost £2m lost to pension fraud so far in 2021

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On the go: Action Fraud is warning savers to remain vigilant and protect their pensions, as new research from the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime reveals that £1.8m has already been lost to pension fraud in 2021.

Calls for govt to introduce sidecar savings into auto-enrolment

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On the go: A group of Conservative party members have called on the government to introduce a sidecar savings mechanism into the existing auto-enrolment policy.

Nest to invest £3bn into infrastructure equity

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On the go: Master trust Nest has appointed CBRE Caledon and GLIL Infrastructure to invest £3bn into infrastructure equity by the end of the decade.

Willis Towers Watson and Wales LGPS pool target carbon emissions

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ESG spotlight: A roundup of the latest news on environmental, social and governance initiatives, with Wales Pension Partnership and Willis Towers Watson reducing their carbon emissions, and new research from PGIM that shows almost half of investors are overlooking climate risks.

Most savers expect companies in their pension to pay living wage

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On the go: A third of savers (33 per cent) would prefer their pension provider to divest from companies that do not pay the living wage, rather than engage with them to drive better behaviour, according to research from PensionBee.

Ombudsman sides with Pilots’ trustee on accrual rate changes

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The Pensions Ombudsman has sided with the trustee of the Pilots’ National Pension Fund in its move to change the scheme’s benefits accrual rate, noting that the decision was reached “following a reasonable decision-making process”.

UK DB scheme surplus rises £19.6bn in March

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On the go: The aggregate surplus of the 5,318 defined benefit schemes in the Pension Protection Fund 7800 Index has increased by £19.6bn in March.

BT, Ford and M&S schemes seek judicial review on RPI changes

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On the go: The trustees of BT, Ford and Marks and Spencer pension schemes announced on Friday that they are seeking a judicial review of the decision to replace the retail price index with the consumer price index including housing costs from 2030.  

Independent schools’ TPS phased withdrawal to start in August

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On the go: Independent schools will be allowed to gradually phase out their participation in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, with the new regulations coming into force in August.

Aviva Investors increases engagement activity in 2020

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On the go: Aviva Investors has increased its engagement with companies it invests in, with a 16 per cent hike in resolutions voted during 2020, its annual responsible investment review shows.