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Supreme Court rejects BackTo60 state pension appeal

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On the go: An appeal against state pension age changes for women born in the 1950s has been denied by the Supreme Court, leaving campaigners disappointed after hopes of a return to the old pension age.

Weekly Roundup: DWP is talking about a revolution

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This week – The government focuses on the S in ESG, TPR catches up with a swindler in Spain, private pensions are forced to mirror those in the public sector, and it's all change on tax for DB consolidators

TPR clarifies expectations in settlements policy statement

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On the go: The Pensions Regulator published a settlements policy statement on Thursday with the overarching aim that these agreements offer fair and appropriate outcomes.

Industry expects TPR influx of clearance applications

More than 90 per cent of pension professionals have said they expect clearance applications to increase in light of the Pensions Regulator’s new criminal powers.

Pension schemes urged to raise alarm over scams

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On the go: Pension schemes are being urged to raise the alarm over scams following a concerning long-term drop in reporting.

TPO publishes guidance for trustees on IFA appointments

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On the go: The Pensions Ombudsman has published guidance for trustees when appointing financial advisers for their members, and how they can protect themselves from complaints.

Government calls for greater emphasis on social factors

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The government has called for a greater emphasis on the social element of pension schemes' environmental, social and governance strategies, as there is a concern trustees are ill-equipped to deal with these factors.

Govt proposes new rules for companies’ climate disclosures

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On the go: The government is consulting on new rules to mandate climate-related financial disclosures by companies, which will aid pension schemes’ compliance on environmental, social and governance factors.

Government to review DB consolidators taxation regime

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On the go: The government is to review the taxation framework for defined benefit consolidators, which will occur alongside the work being done by the regulator in this area.

Alternative funding structures attracting 75% of DB sponsors

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On the go: As many as three in four defined benefit scheme sponsors could be using contingent funding as an alternative to the traditional deficit recovery contribution route, according to analysis from LCP.