• 2019

    Trade union briefing, Q2 2019

    In our latest trade union briefing, we discuss intergenerational fairness and how this is affecting pensions and trade unions – with the triple-lock on the State Pension coming under scrutiny, and other developments. The Pension Protection Fund has recently published its three year plan for 2019-22, and we examine its five...

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    Trade union briefing, Q1 2019

    In the latest issue, we take a look at how The Pensions Regulator (TPR) expects trustees to manage the risks of relating to their defined benefit pension scheme, including long-term funding targets and recovery plans. We also discuss the introduction of ‘Pension Freedoms’ and how they work as a member...

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  • 2018

    Trade union briefing, Q4 2018

    Welcome to our Christmas 2018 briefing for trade unions. We highlight the pension issues coming out of the autumn budget, the latest on GMP equalisation, and we even throw in a pensions fun fact for good measure. Merry Christmas to everyone in the trade union movement.

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    Trade union briefing, Q3 2018

    In this issue we brief trade unions on the Government's recent White Paper, Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes, which sets out how it intends to increase protections and make improvements to the current pensions system. We also discuss two recent court cases involving the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

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    Trade union briefing, Q2 2018

    We report on recent COPE state pension changes, the BT court ruling and Port Talbot transfer value activities. We also brief trade unions on the latest mortality projections and key DC scheme issues.

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  • 2017

    Trade union briefing, Q4 2017

    We brief trade unions on the next three years of the PPF levy and forthcoming changes in the state pension age. We also assess progress on auto-enrolment to date, and provide a quick-read guide to defined contribution pension schemes.

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