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RPI changes could hit pensions funding by up to 10 per cent

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On the go: Reforms to the calculation of the retail price index could have a massive impact on pension funding, LCP reveals in a new report.

ACA: Widespread indecision over complexity and cost of GMP equalisation

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On the go: The complexity and cost of equalising guaranteed minimum pensions is a major concern for many employers, who have yet to decide on how they should respond to the legal requirement to act, according to Association of Consulting Actuaries research.

KPMG in exclusive talks with Exponent to sell pensions arm

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On the go: KPMG has confirmed that it is in exclusive talks with private equity firm Exponent to offload its pensions arm.

Traditional pensions fail millennials, finds Smarterly

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On the go: A report has questioned whether employers truly understand their employees’ financial priorities.

BNP Paribas swells the ranks of Nest’s private credit hires

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On the go: Master trust Nest has taken another step in its move into private credit, with the hire of BNP Paribas Asset Management as a diversified global loans specialist.

10k-20k-30k: PLSA launches new retirement living standards

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On the go: The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has launched its retirement living standards, an attempt to translate savings targets into a description of the quality of life they will actually enjoy in later life.

LTA to increase to £1.075m next year while pensioners get bumper rise

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On the go: The latest data from the Office for National Statistics shows the consumer price index of inflation grew by 1.7 per cent in September 2019, with impacts on the state pension and the lifetime allowance.

UK pension funds invest £120m in low-carbon greenhouses

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On the go: A number of UK pension funds have invested £120m – managed by Greencoat Capital – in the construction of two of the UK’s largest greenhouses at farmland sites near Norwich and Bury St Edmunds.  

Women born in the 1950s lose state pension claim

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On the go: The High Court has ruled against the BackTo60 campaign group, who were seeking the restitution of their state pensions backdated to age 60.

Brexit property slump means DB pension will be worth more than average home

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On the go: Brexit uncertainty rattling the UK housing market could lead to pensions wealth overtaking the value of private housing in the UK, according to analysis by Hymans Robertson.