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Entrust delighted to be nominated for DB Scheme of the Year

Our work on the Federated Flexiplan No.1 pension scheme has made us a finalist in the Pension Scheme of the Year category at the Professional Pensions Awards 2017.

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Pensions regulation in the future

According to its recently published corporate plan for the period to 2021, the Pensions Regulator intends to become clearer, quicker and tougher in the way that it regulates pension schemes in the UK. How will it do this and what will it mean for trustees?

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Actuarial valuations in 2018 – the three key points to consider

The Pensions Regulator has committed in recent years to becoming clearer and more direct in the way it regulates. It aims to do this both in the way that it engages with trustees and employers, and in the resources that it shares. The recently published annual funding statement for 2018 continues this trend.

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DB investment guidance

Setting an investment strategy is complex, so it’s important for trustees to take the appropriate advice where necessary. To help with this, the Pensions Regulator has recently updated its guidance for trustees looking to set investment strategies for defined benefit schemes.

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Heading in the right direction? A consultation on the transfer of contracted-out benefits

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has responded to an ‘urgent demand by the industry’, publishing a consultation on the proposal to allow the transfer of the contracted-out benefits of pensioner members to schemes that have never been contracted-out.

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Overpaid pensions and members rights - what does case law say?

Pension scheme members are only entitled to those benefits that are provided under the rules of the scheme, so when a member receives more than that and is overpaid, the scheme must consider whether to recover the payments before providing all future pension instalments are calculated correctly.

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Regulatory reminder of basic trustee duties

A reminder of the importance for trustees and employers of complying with basic governance duties has been provided by a number of recent regulatory bulletins.

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