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Buy-in and buyout volumes to reach more than £8bn

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On the go: Total pension scheme buy-in and buyout volumes over the first half of 2021 are expected to reach more than £8bn, according to new analysis by Hymans Robertson.

UK ranked low on global pensions index

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On the go: Team GB may have bagged an impressive haul of medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games, but the country is considered far from the best when it comes to its pensions system.

Pandemic prompts workers to reflect on retirement plans

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On the go: In a survey conducted by Wealth at Work, more than half (51 per cent) of UK adults said the pandemic has made them more conscious of the need to save more.

Gender pensions gap continues to widen

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On the go: The gender pensions gap has risen to more than £180,000 among people aged above 55, with Covid-19 further widening the gap, according to research from equity release lender More2Life and the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

PPF 7800 Index falls but surplus remains

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On the go: The aggregate surplus of the 5,318 defined benefit pension schemes potentially eligible to join the Pension Protection Fund is estimated to have decreased to £62.4bn at the end of July, from a surplus of £99bn at the end of June, the latest figures from the lifeboat fund show.

Hymans Robertson joins impact investing community

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On the go: Hymans Robertson has announced that it has joined the impact investing community, Pensions for Purpose.

DB funding level holds steady in Q2

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On the go: UK defined benefit funding levels have remained flat quarter on quarter despite improvements since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, but sponsor health remains a top concern, Legal & General Investment Management reports.

UK’s bulk annuity market to reach £25bn in second half of 2021

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On the go: Despite a quieter start to the year in the UK’s bulk annuities market, the second half of the year is “expected to be very busy” reaching a volume of around £25bn in deals, analysis from Legal & General has shown.

Govt urges pension schemes to invest in the UK recovery

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Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have urged UK pension schemes to invest more in long-term UK assets with the goal of fuelling the recovery of the post-pandemic economy.

UK investors consider alternative investment strategies

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On the go: More than two-fifths of UK investors are considering alternative investment strategies in light of record low-interest rates, according to research commissioned by NexGen Cloud.