UK - The FTSE Group has announced a new set of human rights criteria for the socially responsible index series FTSE4Good.
FTSE Group undertook a public human rights consultation during 2002 – the first of its kind – with almost 200 responses from corporations, fund managers, non-government organisations and private investors.
FTSE Group deputy chief executive Will Oulton said: “We are confident that by working closely with companies to help them understand the enhancements to the human rights criteria we will again see significant steps made to improve standards.”
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has set out plans to use "new regulatory initiatives" with over 1,000 schemes as it aims to tighten its regulatory grip and boost member outcomes.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced it is delaying the provision of data that will enable pension schemes to confirm the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) benefits to pay to members until the end of the year.
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