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Local government pension scheme funds for England and Wales: 2017 to 2018
Local government pension scheme funds for England and Wales
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
17 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Local Government, Scheme Issues & Trends
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published a statistical release relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds in England and Wales for the year 2017-18. According to the release, at the end of March 2018 the LGPS in England and Wales encompassed 5.8 million people, of which 2.0 million are employees currently making contributions to the scheme, 1.7 million are pensioners and 2.1 million are former employees who are entitled to a pension from the LGPS at some point in the future. The statistics have also revealed that total LGPS income in England and Wales in 2017-18 was £17.4bn, which is a like-for-like increase of 21.4% on 2016-17. This increase is mainly due to a rise in employer contributions, which were 27.7% higher in 2017-18 than in 2016-17.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions: a time of change, a time of opportunity
Pensions: a time of change, a time of opportunity
Burges Salmon and Professional Pensions
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Advisers, Local Government, Savings, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
Burges Salmon and Professional Pensions have published a survey covering four main areas including the future of DB pension schemes, the role of financial advice, pensions in the changing world of work and LGPS consolidation. The survey, which includes statistics from YouGov, shows that 58% of British workers do not think that  their workplace pension alone will provide sufficient income in retirement. The figures also show that 45% of respondents said they find it 'fairly difficult or very difficult' to access good advice.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Nationwide survey reveals LGPS Funds’ high levels of confidence
Nationwide survey reveals LGPS Funds’ high levels of confidence
Hymans Robertson
18 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Accounting, Administration, Investment - Management, Investment - Performance, Local Government, Scheme Issues & Trends
Hymans Robertson has published the results of the first ever nationwide survey of Committee and Local Pension Board members of the Local Government Pension Schemes. The survey received input from over half of all LGPS funds and asked participants to rate their confidence levels across eight key knowledge areas, including pensions governance, investment performance and risk management and pensions accounting and audit standards. The participants identified investment performance and risk management and committee role and pensions legislation as the two areas of their work in which they had the greatest confidence, with 91% of respondents feeling "mostly or completely confident" in the latter.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Academies LGPS pension arrangements
Academies LGPS pension arrangements
Government Actuary's Department (GAD)
11 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Local Government, Public Sector Pensions
The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) has published a review of the treatment of academies within the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). According to the review, there is a big variation in individual contribution rates (some academies contribution rates are in excess of 30% of pay, whilst others pay less than 10%) and funding levels for academies both within and across Funds (some academies have funding levels below 25% whilst others are above 100%).

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
4 Jul 2018 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Investment - Hedge Funds, Local Government, Pensioners & Retirement, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Taxation
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • The FCA has recommended retirement wake-up packs start from age 50. Do you agree that is the right age?
  • The FCA has recommended investment ‘pathways’ to guide drawdown users should be introduced. Do you agree?
  • Scotland is proposing structural changes to its 11 local government pension funds. Which of the following options should it adopt?
  • Are hedge funds still an appropriate asset class for a typical DB pension fund?
  • The government has announced it will look again at the current system of pension tax relief as a result of disparities between net pay and relief at source arrangements. Do you think change is necessary?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jul 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
18 Apr 2018 United Kingdom Investment - Management, Local Government, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • To what extent will the new fiduciary management performance disclosure standard developed by IC Select improve tendering processes?;
  • Do you think defined benefit 'superfund' consolidators will take off?;
  • Do you think there will be further consolidation among the eight local government pension pools in years to come?;
  • Should investment consultants and fiduciary managers be forced to be legally separate?; and
  • Will TPR's 2018 funding statement materially impact the way valuations are carried out?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Apr 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Local Government Pension Scheme Funds for England and Wales: 2016 to 2017
Local Government Pension Scheme Funds for England and Wales
Department for Communities and Local Government
25 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General, Local Government, Scheme Issues & Trends
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published details of the Local Government Pension Scheme funds in England and Wales in 2016-17. The latest figures reveal that in 2016-17, the total Local Government Pension Scheme expenditure in England and Wales was £11.8bn, which is a like-for-like increase of 3.6% on the previous year's figure, once the effect of the merger of the Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth Pension Funds from 1 October 2016 is removed.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2017 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

621068913   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
1 Mar 2017 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Pension Protection Fund, Master Trusts, Local Government, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Administration
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Should the Government create a national DB pension scheme by merging the PPF, all private DB schemes and LGPS?;
  • Should transaction costs be brought within the 0.75% charge cap in DC default funds?;
  • Do you agree with the FCA's view that there is not enough competition in the investment consultant market?;
  • Does there need to be a funder of last resort to ensure an orderly consolidation of the master trust market?; and
  • What is the best approach to boost ESG in companies which schemes are invested in?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2017 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Local Government Pension Scheme Funds for Wales: 2015 to 2016
Local Government Pension Scheme Funds for Wales
Department for Communities and Local Government
26 Oct 2016 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Local Government, Investment - General, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published details of the Local Government Pension Scheme in Wales in 2015-16. The latest figures reveal that in 2015-16, Local Government Pension Scheme expenditure was £758m, which is an increase of 8.2% on the previous year's figure.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Local Government Pension Scheme Funds for England: 2015 to 2016
Local Government Pension Scheme Funds for England
Department for Communities and Local Government
26 Oct 2016 United Kingdom Scheme Issues & Trends, Local Government, Investment - General, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published details of the Local Government Pension Scheme in England in 2015-16. The latest figures reveal that in 2015-16, Local Government Pension Scheme expenditure was £10bn, which is an increase of 6.1% on the previous year's figure.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

FD1007C6   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
5 Jul 2016 United Kingdom State Pensions, Scheme Issues & Trends, Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Pension Reform, Local Government, Annuities and Income Drawdown
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • What single pension policy is most likely to be dropped due to Brexit?;
  • In the light of BHS, do you think TPR is holding back too much on using its anti-avoidance powers?;
  • Will Brexit undermine the Government's plans for the LGPS to invest in infrastructure projects in the medium to long-term?;
  • Is Brexit the final nail in the coffin for annuities if the Bank of England cuts rates further and does more quantitative easing?; and
  • Are younger workers' DC pension funds being sacrificed so that private companies can afford to pay overgenerous DB pensions for older members?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jul 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
12 Apr 2016 United Kingdom Pension Protection Fund, Local Government
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • What is most likely to happen to the British Steel Pension Scheme?;
  • Have you used the Code of Good Practice on Incentive Exercises to design options for members who want choice in the past 12 months?;
  • Is it dangerous when politicians start referring to the Local Government Pension Scheme as ‘wealth funds’ during a reform process?;
  • Is the recent merger of Just Retirement and Partnership good or bad for the annuity market?; and
  • Neil Woodford has become one of the first fund managers to stop charging clients for research. Will others follow his lead?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Apr 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

51972552   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
23 Feb 2016 United Kingdom Trustees, State Pensions, Savings, Pension Reform, Pensioners & Retirement, Longevity, Local Government, Investment - Management
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • Is the average citizen doomed to work until they are 85 to secure a decent retirement income?
  • Is the financial well-being of young people being sacrificed to underwrite pension promises to an older generation?
  • Is the Government wrong to think that 'bigger is better' when it wants to pool 89 LGPS funds into six large groups?
  • Does it seem dangerous the industry has gone from very limited choice, with people largely restricted to buying annuities, to 'anything is possible' in such a short time?
  • Will 2016 be the make or break year for master trusts with the smaller ones being swallowed by the larger ones in a wave of consolidation?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

6B9634D1   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
16 Feb 2016 United Kingdom Taxation, Surpluses and Deficits, Scheme Issues & Trends, Local Government, Investment - Ethical and SRI
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This week's questions include:
  • Should the Government ban the LGPS from taking part in politically motivated divestment campaigns?
  • If you work in a DB scheme, is your scheme cash flow negative?
  • What strategy are you following?
  • Is the use of negative interest rates by an increasing number of central banks speeding up the decline of DB schemes?
  • Do we need to get rid of the lifetime allowance?

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

5196204B   Click here to contact the authors.
 
LGPS Pooling: The Collective Good?
LGPS Pooling: The Collective Good?
BNY Mellon
Feb 2016 United Kingdom Local Government
BNY Mellon has published a White Paper entitled  "LGPS Pooling: The Collective Good?", which highlights the areas of LGPS reforms that it thinks are misunderstood by some stakeholders, factors that could cause problems in the future and and areas where clarification by the Government would make the process easier.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Feb 2016 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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