Tag Archives: TPR

Double-barreled female success!

It’s been a good week for strong women, Westminster has one more female MP and Sarah and Emma have topped the pension appointment pages. They are contemporaries of mine and two people whose company I enjoy, they are showing that … Continue reading

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The pardoner’s tale

My fellow Bryanston alumni, Andrew Warwick-Thompson has been flagging the boob made by Mark Carney over “avoided emissions”.  This shows the perils of not knowing your offsets from your elbow and proves what a perilous business it is saying anything … Continue reading

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TPR demands trustee action on climate change risks.

A new climate change strategy was published on Wednesday by The Pensions Regulator. TPR is calling on scheme trustees to act now to protect savers from climate risk. It has come in for criticism in the FT’s Pension Expert. I don’t … Continue reading

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Govt. data shows the dynamism of Defined Contribution workplace pensions

In the past two weeks, we have had two government reports on the shape of the UK funded pension market. The first – the Office of National Statistics report presents a snapshot of the entire DB/DC market last summer. It … Continue reading

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“Who’d want to be a pension trustee?” – asks a pension trustee

Michael Clark is a good friend to this blog and he’s also a useful person to know if you need a good pension trustee or some common sense-ical corporate pension advice. He writes well too and this article (picked up … Continue reading

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Making pensions as important as football

  I have received a nice email from the Pensions Minister , some of which can be shared. It would be easy for Guy Opperman, days after getting Royal Assent to the Pension Schemes Act, to sit back.  Instead  I … Continue reading

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Pension comparisons need not be invidious.

In two recent posts I took a helicopter view of the new pension legislation that received Royal Assent earlier this month. I look first at how the Pension Schemes Act 2021 will be remembered by pension historians and what it … Continue reading

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How will history remember the Pension Schemes Act 2021?

  The Pension Schemes Bill received Royal Assent last week and is now enacted. Though assent is a formality, it draws the line in the sand. “What is changing”  is now “what has changed” and the work of Guy Opperman … Continue reading

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“The best use of our resources”

  This article is from Dave Brooks ( @pensionsdave) ,Technical Director at Broadstone. It was originally published here. It is a good contribution to the debate which has raged on this blog.  The trickiest balancing act that The Pensions Regulator … Continue reading

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Another expert – Woon Wong- finds USS accumulating surplus assets.

Universities’ superannuation fund is accumulating surplus assets – Woon Wong. 19 Jan 2021   Woon Wong1  believes  that the valuation of the USS’s liabilities and the call for higher payroll contributions are incorrect. Woon argues that the scheme is entirely … Continue reading

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