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Personnel Today: Eight steps to consider when changing your DC pension

Changing the defined contribution (DC) pension scheme might be something organisations are considering in the context of furlough or simply in the course of your ordinary business. Done well, change exercises can be a great opportunity to educate and engage employees about pension benefits. Helen Rowan identifies eight practical steps that HR teams should consider to make the pension change a success.

DAC 6 regime

The EU Commission has announced that, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, the first reporting deadline for the new DAC 6 regime (EU directive 2018/822) will be delayed by 3 months.  

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association: Drunk on virtue? Myths about diversity and inclusion in the pensions sector

The Pensions Regulator has recently gone on record with its views on diversity and inclusion (D&I) for the first time. As trustee boards are set to face increasing levels of scrutiny for a perceived lack of diversity, Daniel Gerring, Partner, Head of Pensions and Alex White, Associate at Travers Smith, explore why all pension scheme stakeholders can benefit from a change in approach towards D&I.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: automatic enrolment pensions contributions

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is a government-funded scheme that provides a contribution towards wage costs for employers who stand staff down as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Where, by reason of circumstances arising as a result of the coronavirus, the employer instructs an employee to cease all work in relation to their employment for 21 days or more, the employer can make them a "furloughed worker".

Pensions: climate risk guidance

The Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group (PCRIG) has published a consultation for occupational pension scheme trustees on "Aligning your Pension Scheme with the TCFD Recommendations". The consultation is on non-statutory guidance on assessing, managing and reporting climate-related risks.

Policy and Regulatory Report: CMA willing to explore boundaries of jurisdiction in dynamic market deals – lawyers

  • Phase I probes becoming increasingly thorough – lawyer
  • Expected market entries have not always materialised – CMA

Increased number of mergers in 2018/2019 referred to Phase II compared to previous years – analytics The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) appears to be unafraid to take an expansive approach to jurisdiction in merger control, as signalled by recent reviews of deals in dynamic markets, according to competition lawyers.

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