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FTSE 100 schemes hit new record surplus

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On the go: FTSE 100 schemes have entered “uncharted territory” after reaching a record combined surplus of £130bn, according to LCP.

Expected living standards from DC savings rise

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On the go: The expected future living standards provided by defined contribution pension savings were higher at the end of the first quarter of 2022 than at the close of last year, Aon’s DC tracker has revealed.

Pandemic to affect life expectancy ‘by less than 1%’

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On the go: Insurers only expect the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on future mortality improvements to affect life expectancy by less than 1 per cent, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has said.

Schemes and asset managers told to buck up stewardship

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On the go: Pension schemes and asset managers should embed stewardship “in every aspect of their relationship”, the Investment Association and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association have said.

AE levels out as employers seek change to age threshold

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Workplace pension participation is stalling after reaching a rate of 88 per cent of eligible employees last year, according to new figures from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Govt sets 2040 gender state pension gap goal

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The government has revealed a goal of eliminating the gender state pension gap by 2040, while pointing to auto-enrolment as a tool to decrease the overall savings shortfall between men and women.

B&CE and building company botch pensions complaint


The Pensions Ombudsman has ordered B&CE and a building company to compensate an individual, after the employer failed to pay a year’s worth of contributions to his pension and took an excessive amount of time to deal with the complaint.

BMA votes to expedite McCloud remedy and recycle pensions


The British Medical Association is expected to push for the expedition of the McCloud remedy and the introduction of pension recycling rules in the NHS Pension Scheme, after backing from its members in its annual representative meeting.

Schemes urged to seek GMP advice on past bulk transfers

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On the go: Pension schemes that have paid bulk transfer values have been told to seek specific advice on how the Lloyds 2020 guaranteed minimum pension judgment affects those payments.

DWP gives schemes greater scrutiny of asset managers on voting

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Pension schemes will be able to use the asset manager tender process to challenge prospective managers on how they would vote on shareholder resolutions, the government has said.