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Nest improves member options for passing on pension pots

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On the go: Master trust Nest has introduced a death benefit option to give members greater choice about how their pension pots are passed on after death.

Pension funds totalling £367bn demand climate action

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On the go: Some of the UK’s largest pension funds, representing 4m members, are demanding asset managers take immediate action on climate change.

Global Pensions Wrap: September 14 edition

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A round-up of the pensions industry stories published across the FT Group – including protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s proposed pension reforms, and the first signs of pension scheme consolidation impacting markets in Europe.

Nest appoints Blackrock and Amundi for private credit mandates

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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

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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.