Latest articles from Stephanie Hawthorne

Relief for pension schemes as CPI falls to 1.8 per cent

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On the go: UK pension schemes will get a small measure of comfort from the current inflation figure, with the consumer price index falling for the third month in a row to 1.8 per cent in January, the lowest level since January 2017.

UK pension schemes’ deficit falls to £23.1bn

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On the go: UK pension schemes have beaten the January blues, with their total deficit down by £8.8bn, according to recent Pension Protection Fund figures.

Pensions minister confirms commitment to CDC schemes

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On the go: The minister for pensions and financial inclusion, Guy Opperman, has confirmed that the government intends to proceed with legislation to implement collective defined contribution schemes.

Only 8% of UK investors ready to comply with EU SRDII

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On the go: A tiny proportion of institutional investors across Europe are ready to comply with the EU Shareholder Rights Directive II coming into force this year.

IGC reports are ‘vague’ and lacking information, says Labour MP

The effectiveness of independent governance committees has come under the spotlight in the Work & Pensions Committee’s hearing on pension costs and transparency inquiry, with the bodies blasted for lacking information.

Gender pay gap narrows at PPF to 17.2%

On the go: Women’s pay has been edging up at the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) but the median gender pay gap is still a shocking 17.2 per cent, a drop of three percentage points from last year (20.4 per cent in 2017).

PPF confirms new compensation cap

On the go: The Pension Protection Fund has confirmed new compensation cap limits.

Last-minute dash expected for master trust authorisation

On the go: Only eight master trusts have applied for authorisation with the Pensions Regulator, leading to expectations that there will be a last minute dash as the March 31 deadline looms.

Court fines Mansoor Nasir £5,000 for workplace pension lies

One the go: Bradford-based accounts manager Mansoor Nasir, who tried to hide the fact that restaurants had not given their staff workplace pensions, has been fined £5,000.

Nest searches for a global corporate bond fund manager

On the go: Master trust Nest inviting tenders from fund managers to run an actively managed global investment grade corporate bond fund.