UK - Politicians in Northern Ireland have been urged to draw up an ethical investment policy to exclude its pension fund from investing in tobacco companies.
The assembly has failed to set up an ethical investment policy in the five years since it was established.
Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association said politicians should set an example to the rest of society.
Chief executive Andrew Dougal said: “Tobacco kills 3000 people in Northern Ireland every year. The British Medical Association divested itself of all investment relating to tobacco firms many years ago and the assembly should follow suit.”
An assembly spokesman told PP he could not comment on the ethical investments policy as the information was “commercial and in confidence”.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers