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New code of practice makes life ‘harder’ for LGPS funds

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator’s new combined code of practice risks making life “harder" for Local Government Pension Scheme funds, and more needs to be done to accommodate their specific needs.

UK pension funds to increase allocations to industrial metals

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On the go: UK pension funds are set to increase their allocations to industrial metals to take advantage of a commodity “super cycle”, defined as a decades-long period during which commodities are predicted to trade above their long-term price trend, according to a new study by NTree International.

New green charter aims to drive commitment to net-zero

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On the go: Make My Money Matter has teamed up with fellow climate change campaigner Count Us In to launch a green pensions charter aimed at encouraging companies to align their pension fund investments with net-zero carbon targets.

Low earners miss out on £150m in pensions tax relief

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On the go: Low earners have missed out on almost £150m in pensions tax relief, according to new analysis from Quilter.

PPI launches UK pensions framework

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On the go: The Pensions Policy Institute is launching a UK pensions framework, since “work and retirement landscapes are undergoing significant change around the world”. 

MPs urged to tweak 25% tax-free cash rules

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On the go: Pensions consultancy LCP has proposed new rules that would allow pension savers to access tax-free cash at a normal minimum pension age while leaving the remaining balance behind.

BTPS develops tool to assess govt bonds’ climate change exposure

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On the go: The BT Pension Scheme and the Church of England Pensions Board are part of an investors group that is creating a tool to measure, monitor and compare sovereign bonds’ climate change governance and performance.

DWP to consult on dashboards’ draft regulations in December

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The Department for Work and Pensions will be launching a consultation on the pensions dashboards’ draft regulations, which will include rules on the different stages pension schemes will need to start sharing their data to be included in the project. 

DC funds must move away from passive corporate bond allocations

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On the go: Defined contribution funds should follow defined benefit schemes and insurance companies in moving away from passive corporate bond allocations to improve climate resilience and member outcomes, according to Axa Investment Managers. 

Experts cite stewardship as more important than investment choices

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On the go: A majority of leading pension figures believes that effective stewardship is more influential in tackling environmental, social and governance issues than in what is being invested, according to participants at a Law Debenture event.