The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has welcomed the Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group (PCRIG) and the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) guidance on climate risk.
Scottish Widows has unveiled an updated stewardship policy detailing how it will undertake stewardship and engagement activity in support of its responsible investment framework.
UK defined benefit (DB) schemes lose up to £250m a year due to less tax-efficient funds, according to research by the Asset Management Exchange (AMX) and Northern Trust.
RPMI Railpen and Wrenbridge have secured planning consent for a major London warehouse development.
More than a third of savers have taken some form of action relating to their pension during the national lockdown, according to research by Aviva.
XPS Pensions has revealed that the gap between pension obligations reported in companies’ accounts and the long-term funding strategies that drive cash demands is continuing to grow.
Communications platform Knowa is offering trustee boards and professional trustees free access to its online collaborative tools amid the growing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the rising number of staff working remotely.
Taxpayers could be forced to fund the £8bn Railway Pension Scheme deficit following the renationalisation of the railway system.
Any weakening of the sponsor covenant arising from the Covid-19 crisis is likely to have the most challenging impact for pension schemes, according to March's Pensions Buzz respondents.
Royal London’s independent governance committee (IGC) report revealed investment performance for all workplace pension customers in 2019 was above its target.
Pension professionals show us their new 'work colleagues' as their turn their homes into offices.
DLA Piper has set out a list of key issues for occupational pension scheme trustees and sponsors to consider in light on the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has launched a cybercrime and fraud working group to equip members will relevant guidance to best avoid pension scams.
Lane Clark & Peacock partner Steve Webb has called on the treasury to relax rules which could act as a barrier to people aiming to rebuild their pension pots when the Covid-19 crisis is over.
The Star Initiative has entered the implementation phase allowing members to agree an approach to deliver Star reporting and provide an opportunity to discuss change requests and challenges.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) must “strike a balance between getting pension scheme deficits tackled swiftly and not pushing so hard as to jeopardise the long-term future of the employer”, according to Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) senior partner Bob Scott....
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has welcomed climate-related stress tests, but revealed UK insurers need greater clarity around the framework.
In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, Holly Roach looks at the contingency plans activated by key pensions administrators to ensure business continuity.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is set to go live with insolvency risk scores calculated by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) next month for 2021/22 levy invoices.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has reported itself to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) after one of its key funding measures exceeded a specific threshold for five consecutive days following continued financial market volatility.
Hymans Robertson has launched a national assessment to measure levels of knowledge and understanding in Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS).
The Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has postponed all of its exams, while the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has moved to delay its consultation responses amid the market disruptions caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.
The reconciliation and rectification sub-committee of the Guaranteed Minimum Pension Equalisation Working Group (GMPEWG) has published guidance on when to rectify for the effects of equalisation.
A rise in the use of virtual trustee meetings could prove challenging for those involved but there are ways to improve their effectiveness, Aon says.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has published a step-by-step guide on diversity and inclusion detailing steps for trustees to follow to promote greater inclusivity.
There is “no across the board good scenario for pension schemes” in the reforms to the Retail Prices Index (RPI) proposed by the Treasury, according to Isio actuary John Hodgson.
The government has launched consultations on overhauling the Retail Prices Index (RPI) methodology and addressing the net-pay anomaly.
No long-term decision has yet been made on who will run the pensions dashboard once it has been built, according to Pensions Dashboard Industry Delivery group principal Chris Curry.
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has written to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) questioning its response to the collapse of Norton Motorcycles and the three pension schemes invested in the company.
The Pension Protection Fund’s (PPF) median gender pay gap stood at 13% as at 31 March 2019, down from 17% in 2018, and 20% the year prior, according to its annual pay gap report.
Smart Pension is set to take on all members and employers of the Welplan Pensions Master Trust, following its closure last year.
The Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) boosted its financial investments last year by nearly £10bn to £40.9bn, up from £31.4bn the year prior, according to its full-year results.
The average age 40 to 54 year-old men and women expect to retire increased between 2006 and 2017 by more than two years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) says.
The Work and Pensions Committee is due to question the senior leadership of the Money and Pensions Service (Maps) on the progress made in developing the pensions dashboard.
Aviva’s bulk purchase annuity volumes increased 55% to £4bn in the year to 31 December 2019 its full year results reveal.
Most pension professionals (58%) believe Retail Prices Index (RPI) reform should go further than simply switching to the housing-cost based Consumer Prices Index (CPIH), according to the Society of Pension Professionals (SPP).
A business owner has been fined £12,800 after failing to hand over information and documents to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) about investments relating to money from 16 pension schemes.
Sodexo Trustees has appointed Cosan Consulting to provide trustee executive support services for its £700m pension fund.
Fujitsu Pension Scheme has moved its defined contribution (DC) members into Willis Towers Watson’s LifeSight master trust, passing on full responsibility for the management of its members’ pension provisions.
The impact of coronavirus has added £100bn to defined benefit (DB) schemes in just one week, according to Hymans Robertson.
Lane Clark & Peacock partner Steve Webb has urged ministers not to rush raising the pension access age amid growing speculation of a Budget announcement to accelerate the current timetable.
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has suggested the chancellor should take advantage of a large parliamentary majority to introduce a fundamental reform to pensions tax relief to raise significant sums.
British American Tobacco’s (BAT) overall net liability for its pensions and healthcare schemes in group subsidiaries nearly doubled in the year to 31 December 2019 to £1.03bn from £518m the year prior.
The House of Lords has called for pension schemes to align their portfolios with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Which? has called for urgent introduction of a comprehensive pensions dashboard after an investigation revealed how the current system leaves workers struggling to track down their retirement pots.
The industry has positive expectations for The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) forthcoming funding code for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, according to Aon.
Taylor Wimpey saw an actuarial loss on its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme of £8.9m in the year ending 31 December 2019, significantly lower than the £84.3m loss the year prior.
Barnet Council has appointed West Yorkshire Pension Fund (WYPF) to replace Capita to administer its local government pension scheme (LGPS).