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Skeleton staff levels pose hidden dangers for pension funds

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On the go: Smaller pension schemes may be underestimating the risks posed to their funds by trustee governance gaps and over-reliance on key individuals.

Tate & Lyle completes £930m buy-in with L&G

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On the go: The Tate & Lyle Pension Scheme has completed a £930m buy-in with Legal & General Assurance Society.

Nine out of 10 trustees ready for new SRI regime

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On the go: Trustees are universally well prepared for the new responsible investment regulations that come into force on October 1, with an astonishing 96 per cent saying they are up to speed.

LGPS urged to drop active managers for cheaper passive alternatives

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On the go: Local authority funds are coming under increasing pressure from the government to switch their active holdings to passive investments.

New consultation fails to address NHS clinician concerns

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Doctors believe a new consultation offering greater pension flexibilities is not enough to stop them refusing extra shifts in the hard-pressed National Health Service, as experts demand an overhaul of the entire pensions tax system.

Capital adequacy dispute threatens superfunds

Disagreement between the government and regulators has cast a question mark over the future of the UK’s defined benefit commercial consolidators.

Union fights government plans to scrap RPI

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On the go: Unite, Britain’s biggest trade union, has refused to use the consumer price index as a measure of inflation in workforce negotiations, in response to the government’s mooted plans to scrap the retail price index in its current incarnation by 2030.

Britvic reaches interim agreement on CPI/RPI linking

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Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has reached an interim agreement with the trustees of its defined benefit pension scheme over controversial plans to switch pension increases based on the retail prices index to the lower consumer prices index.

Just Group sets its sights on derisking DB giants

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On the go: Insurer Just Group is attempting to increase its presence in the bulk annuity market by partnering with external providers of capital backing.

Government signals an end to flawed RPI

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On the go: The end may be nigh for the flawed retail price index of inflation, after the chancellor announced plans to consult on whether to align it with a version of the consumer price index between 2025 and 2030.