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TRW agrees record-breaking £2.5bn partial buyout

The TRW Pension Scheme has secured a £2.5bn pensioner buyout with Legal & General (L&G) after a year-long liability management project involving pension increase exchange (PIE) and enhanced transfer value (ETV) exercises.

27 Nov 2014 | 12:54 


ACA calls for ‘radical overhaul’ of pensions tax system

The current pensions tax system is “entirely incompatible” with scheme designs that could be introduced under the Pensions Schemes Bill, Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) chairman David Fairs has warned.

27 Nov 2014 | 11:53

One in eight members at ‘high risk’ of poor retirement decisions

More than half of retirees could be at risk of making poor decisions with their defined contribution (DC) savings by 2024, warns the Pensions Policy Institute.

27 Nov 2014 | 13:59

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Labour is right to threaten a cap on drawdown fees

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How a Pensions Commission could help savers

PP looks at the role a Retirement Savings Commission could play in shaping policy in the UK


Power to the Pensions Commission

Jack Jones says a commission would improve policy but not fire voters' imaginations

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Should schemes hold AGMs?

PP examines the pros and cons of holding corporate-style annual meetings

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Buzz: Have your say on AGMs

This week we want to know what you think about scheme AGMs and what 'long term' means for investors.

Case studies and backgrounds


How The Pensions Trust created an inflation proof fund

David Adkins talks about the fund that won the DB Innovation prize at the Pension Scheme of the Year awards


How HSBC is engaging its staff with pensions

Phillip Bretnall talks to PP about the bank's Know You programme


Thomas Cook: Navigating risk

Natasha Browne looks at the thorough approach Thomas Cook takes to managing risk in its defined contribution arrangements



The Guide to Scheme Investment

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DC and Auto-enrolment: September 2012

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The Guide to Risk Reduction

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A guide to Pensions Stability


This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.


Joint institute pensions survey 2014


This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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