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Lower levies for small DB pension schemes

Most DB pension schemes will now have received and settled the invoice for the 2021-22 PPF levy. The calculation of the levy amount is complex and depends on various factors but is expected to be fairly stable ...

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Rising UK inflation

UK inflation in November continued to print at elevated levels. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show the annual rate of increase of the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rising from 4.2% in October t...

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Scheme funding delay – frustrating or understandable?

Anyone reading this will know that the DB Funding Code has been up for discussion with the opening salvo from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) coming in March 2020, a date now forever associated with the beginning ...

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Small scheme consolidation – new Value for Members push

The government’s drive to push ‘smaller’ trust-based defined contribution (DC) pension schemes into larger ones intensifies in the coming months. The DWP’s guidance is out – on the new ‘net return’ ...

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The Pensions Regulators (TPR’s) new powers – Fines

1 October 2021 may well be a watershed date in the history of pensions, but I don’t think anyone is going to prison. Many years ago in the aftermath of the Sir Robert Maxwell pension scandal we had swathes of n...

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New Code of Practice – an opportunity for effective change?

The pensions industry got its first look at The Pensions Regulator’s new code of practice earlier this year and adapting to the changes could be a significant undertaking for trustees and managers of pension sc...

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Pension Awareness Week raises the issue of pension engagement

This week is Pensions Awareness Week which provides an ideal platform for individuals to think about their pension provision and to engage with their employers on the subject. Auto-enrolment is not ‘job d...

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SMEs need to review their pension provider

It’s well-known that many of us remain with the same providers for insurance, utilities, mortgages and so on – simply because it’s the easy option. However, in our professional roles, the easy option is n...

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ESG investing – align value with values

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) investing is often described as having your cake and eating it. ESG strategies, so we are told, promote the greater good and provide superior long-term financial per...