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TPR says Dunelm auto-enrolment failures led to £143k underpayment

Dunelm Soft Furnishings underpaid its initial auto-enrolment (AE) contributions by £143,000 as a result of a defective payroll system, a report from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) reveals.

24 Apr 2014 | 12:09 

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EXCLUSIVE: Trustee rights ‘should trump member transfer requests’ in pension liberation fight

Trustee due diligence should be prioritised over member transfer rights in order to stamp out pension liberation, Margaret Snowdon says.

24 Apr 2014 | 10:38

Range of scheme accounting assumptions narrows

The range of accounting assumptions used by scheme sponsors to value pension liabilities narrowed significantly last year, according to research from KPMG.

24 Apr 2014 | 10:22

Editor’s Picks

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Where next for the LGPS?

Naomi Rainey looks at the issues raised by 2013’s triennial valuation

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Weak covenants threaten schemes with £20bn deficit hike

How TPR's approach to DB funding could affect schemes with weak sponsors

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How default funds must change after the Budget

Jonathan Stapleton looks at the impact of the Budget on DC defaults

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The real size of deficits

Jack Jones says too many people have their heads in the sand over shortfalls

Pensions Buzz

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Buzz: Letting savers cash in pots undermines CDC

Almost half of Buzz respondents said letting defined contribution (DC) savers take their pots in cash would undermine plans to introduce collective DC.

Case studies and backgrounds

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Case Study: Get on board the Cheviot Trust bus

Naomi Rainey looks at the master trust’s approach to defined contribution investment

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iTrustees: How tablet technology revolutionised a board

Do iPads have a place on trustee boards? Natasha Browne talks to David Hewitson, Rexam’s pensions finance and investments controller

Stock market

Using strategic beta to de-risk

Natasha Browne looks at how the Schroders Retirement Benefit Scheme used the strategy

Guides

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The Guide to Scheme Investment

Finding investment solutions for the pensions crisis

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DC and Auto-enrolment: September 2012

How partnerships are helping employers deal with auto-enrolment

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The Guide to Risk Reduction

How to reduce risk in volatile markets

Pensions library

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Achieving better member outcomes - A practical guide to DC pensions

Shedding light on the key challenges, the Aon Hewitt guide helps you identify what you are trying to achieve for your DC members and deliver a positive impact on their outcomes. The guide examines the current situation and existing challenges, and suggests potential solutions, with clear action points for employers and trustees.

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How smart is Smart Beta?

 

John Brown, Senior VP and Head of Global Client Development at INTECH Investment Management discusses whether or not ‘Smart Beta' is genuinely smart, and if it is really beta.

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