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Tackling net zero, consolidation and diversity


CPD: Liam Wyatt looks back at the key topics that emerged during Pensions Expert’s DB and DC Pensions Management Summit, including the practicalities of net zero, DC scheme consolidation, and diversity within the pensions space.

Weekly Roundup: Queen’s crown annoys protesters

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This week – Queen’s Speech measures spark street protests, BBC appeals to High Court to change its DB  benefits, experts warn DWP’s plans to promote illiquids in DC could up costs for members, and 60 per cent of schemes admit they do not expect to meet net zero goals.

First superfund deal could happen before end of 2022


CPD: Superfunds have long been mooted as a possible solution for defined benefit schemes where an employer’s covenant is weak or there exists a danger of insolvency. They are now set to move from the drawing board to reality this year, reports Stephanie Hawthorne.

Weekly Roundup: TPR reworks ‘Crime and Punishment’


This week – TPR consolidates punishments for undefined crimes into a single document, schemes weigh up the cost of discretionary pension increases, Nest Insight reveals practically nobody has signed up for its sidecar savings product, and a third of employees want paid-for pensions consultations.

Uncertainty around inflation leads to ‘casino pensions’


Podcast: Pension Playpen chief executive Steve Goddard is joined by Cardano managing director Emily Goodridge to discuss inflation, technology in pensions, and the future of environmental, social and governance disclosure.

Weekly Roundup: Nobody knows anything about anything, any more


This week – TPR’s annual funding statement flags high levels of uncertainty, government rules out call for automatic Pension Wise guidance, master trusts voice fears over people potentially saving too much for retirement, and a union bids to remove HSBC’s claws from its members’ pensions.

What it means for data protection when the King works from home


CPD: Hymans Robertson’s Susan Black details the new challenges posed to the Local Government Pension Scheme from the pandemic, remote working, and cyber security issues and how to address them.

Weekly Roundup: Your Uber sharia pension will be arriving eventually


This week – ADCU union sues Uber over its lack of sharia-compliant pensions, Clara-Pensions expects to announce its first transactions in Q3, professional trustee market tipped to grow over the next five years, and PASA publishes pre-employment guidance to deter fraudsters.