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Daily Mail pension scheme’s Weston to leave

Professional Pensions | 24 Apr 2014 | 15:37

The Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) chief investment officer Mike Weston is due to depart the role later in the year, a spokeswoman has confirmed.

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FRC targets remuneration policies in Corporate Governance Code update

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched a consultation into changes to the Corporate Governance Code, with a strong focus on remuneration policy.

Professional Pensions | 24 Apr 2014 | 13:33

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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.

Professional Pensions | 24 Apr 2014 | 12:09 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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.

Professional Pensions | 24 Apr 2014 | 10:38 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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.

Professional Pensions | 24 Apr 2014 | 10:22

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BP Pension Trustees’ Bridgeland exits CEO role

BP Pension Trustees chief executive officer (CEO) Sally Bridgeland has left the business and will assume “portfolio roles” after a break in her career, a spokesman has confirmed.

Professional Pensions | 23 Apr 2014 | 12:45

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TPR and PPF to probe pre-pack at Jacuzzi UK scheme sponsor

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Pension Protection Fund (PPF) are investigating the pre-pack insolvency of Astracast over concerns the firm’s owner has dumped its scheme on the lifeboat fund.

Professional Pensions | 23 Apr 2014 | 12:43 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Pension salaries ‘out of line with the market’

Average salaries of pension professionals are out of line with market rates following a sustained period of salary freezes, Sammons says.

Professional Pensions | 23 Apr 2014 | 12:40 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Pensions and Benefits UK: Four weeks left to register

There are just four weeks left to register for Pensions and Benefits UK, which will be held on 20-21 May at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in the heart of Westminster.

Professional Pensions | 23 Apr 2014 | 11:40

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FRC to target actuarial standards and governance code quality

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will work in conjunction with other regulators to develop actuarial assessment and quality standards in the coming year.

Professional Pensions | 22 Apr 2014 | 13:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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BESTrustees names head of business development

Annie Healy has joined BESTrustees as head of business development.

Professional Pensions | 22 Apr 2014 | 13:15 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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LCP appoints senior consultant from Aon Hewitt

LCP has appointed former Aon Hewitt regional operations director Suzanne Taylor as a senior consultant within its pensions administration team.

Professional Pensions | 22 Apr 2014 | 13:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Retirement incomes fall below minimum wage

The income for the average retiree is almost 24% less than the minimum wage as pensioners experience an income drop of 66%, according to research.

Professional Pensions | 22 Apr 2014 | 12:55 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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