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Nest appoints Blackrock and Amundi for private credit mandates

News On the Go

On the go: Amundi and BlackRock have been appointed by master trust Nest in a bid to increase members' exposure to private credit.

Delivering value to members is about more than scheme costs

Data crunch: Low costs and charges alone do not guarantee good value for members’ pension savings, research by the Pensions Policy Institute shows.

DB funding levels fall in August

News On the Go

On the go: The overall funding position of UK defined benefit schemes fell in August, according to figures released by the Pension Protection Fund on Tuesday.

Plans to downgrade RPI could cost members £30,000

Data crunch: Pensioners could miss out on an additional 6.7 per cent in retirement income if the government goes ahead with plans to downgrade the retail price index, an analysis has revealed.

Funding for school pension costs rises to £1.5bn

On the go: The government has promised to compensate some public sector pensions' increased employer contribution costs, but other pensions spending was unmentioned.

Is regulation needed to avoid pre-pack abuse?

The government is considering legislation to prevent companies from abusing pre-pack administration to dump pension liabilities into the Pension Protection Fund, but some experts say further regulation is unnecessary.

UCU 'confident' universities will strike over pensions

The majority of university staff will vote for strike action on pensions unless their employers concede to lowering contributions to the Universities Superannuation Scheme closer to 8 per cent, the University and College Union has said.

Pension deficit red flags could shake shareholder confidence

Data crunch: Companies with large defined benefit pension deficits risk seeing their share price drop as investors stay away, after equity analysts raised questions over whether their pension plans need urgent topping up.

USS recovery plan talks begin after employers fail to head off strike threat

News On the Go

On the go: The trustee of the Universities Superannuation Scheme has issued a series of consultation documents in a bid to commence agreements with employers on a suitable recovery plan and contribution rates for the scheme.