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Weekly Roundup: I’m on McCloud nine

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This week — High Court dismisses police officers’ McCloud review, calls for the government to rethink planned pension age increases, Nest closes its redundant — and confusing — Pre-retirement Fund, and Zedra acquires trustee services and governance provider PTL.

DC focus must ‘fundamentally shift’ from costs to value in 2022

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Podcast: Darren Philp, director of policy and communication at Smart Pension, and Mike Ambery, partner at Hymans Robertson, discuss the defined contribution outlook, expanding auto-enrolment, and reforming Solvency II.

Fears for dashboards as complexities cast doubt on 2023 launch

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CPD: With pending regulations and a lack of certainty on details surrounding pensions dashboards, Stephanie Hawthorne describes the progress so far on a project dubbed the ‘poster child’ for the industry.

Weekly Roundup: Won’t somebody please auto-enrol the children?

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This week – MP proposes to extend auto-enrolment to 18-year-olds and the low paid, Silentnight members denied compensation, and the PMI warns that most savers will be caught out by the pension age rise.

2022: Trustees set to be inundated with ESG work

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With the TCFD requirements due to hit the biggest schemes in October, and the broader requirements of net zero putting a premium on good-quality advice, trustees will have their work cut out for them in 2022.

2022: A lukewarm repeat or the start of a new era for investments?

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Inflation, illiquidity and the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy look set to continue to shape investment activity in the pensions industry in the coming year.

2022: Lawyers call for regulatory pension pause

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The raft of changes in legislation after a year marked by a flurry of consultations has prompted pension lawyers to call for a regulatory pause in 2022, to enable schemes and professionals to keep up to date with the latest changes.

How to bridge the pensions gap

Joanne Segars

Video: Joanne Segars, chair of Now Pensions’ trustee board, discusses the conclusions of a new report into the UK’s ‘underpensioned’ populations produced by the master trust and the Pensions Policy Institute, potential policy changes, and what trustees can do to help their members.

2022: Master trust ‘gold rush’ in DC consolidation boom

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The fruition of the expected boom in consolidation, developments in the pensions dashboard and the eternal question on tax relief reform fill up the DC agenda for 2022.