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Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2017 to March 2018
Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics
Home Office
18 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Occupations/Industry Sectors, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
The Home Office has published workforce and pensions statistics for fire and rescue services in England covering the financial year 2017/18. According to the statistics, the Firefighters' Pension Scheme's deficit in 2017/18 was around 552m, which represents a 3% increase on the deficit for the 2016/17 financial year.
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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.
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The UKs lost pension mountain could be worth 20 billion at least six times higher than previously estimated
The UKs lost pension mountain could be worth 20 billion
Association of British Insurers (ABI)
17 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Pensions Dashboard, Savings
Research carried out by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) on behalf of the ABI estimates that as many as 1.6m lost pensions pots worth 20bn could remain unclaimed. In the study, the PPI surveyed firms representing about 50% of the private DC contribution pensions markets, and from this found 800,000 lost pensions worth an estimated 9.7bn, but believes that the actual figure could be much higher, as the research did not look at lost pensions held in the public sector or with trust-based schemes.
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37% of pension schemes in funding surplus, according to Mercer's 2018 Valuation Survey
Mercer's 2018 Valuation Survey
Mercer
16 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
According to Mercer's 2018 Valuation Survey, 37% of pension schemes are now in surplus against their agreed funding target, compared to 27% in 2015. The survey also found that Integrated Risk Management (IRM) has become a key part of trustees' decision-making processes, with three quarters of pension schemes reviewing investment strategy alongside the valuation process.
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Positive reaction from savers to automatic enrolment increase
Positive reaction from savers to automatic enrolment increase
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)
15 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Master Trusts, Scheme Issues & Trends
According to figures from the PLSA, the vast majority of savers have continued to pay into their pensions, despite the rise in minimum automatic enrolment contributions in April. Numbers for the three largest master trusts (NEST, NOW: Pensions and The People's Pension) show that the proportion of people who stopped contributing to their pension increased by just 0.2% following the change.
7E11236CB Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
2018 Pension trends survey Report No 2 - Pension Tax Relief
Pension trends survey
Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA)
15 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Taxation
The Association of Consulting Actuaries has published the second in a series of reports outlining the results of the ACA's 2018 Pension trends survey. According to the results, 59% of employers say the current pension tax structure is too complicated and needs simplification. Additionally, 78% of employers say that the tapered annual allowance should be reconsidered, while 53% also want the lifetime allowance to be abolished.
13112355D Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
2018 Global Retirement Reality Report: The Happiness Formula
Global Retirement Reality Report
State Street Global Advisors
11 Oct 2018 WORLDWIDE Pensioners & Retirement, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC)
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has published its 2018 Global Retirement Reality Report, which compares objective rankings of various retirement systems with qualitative results from a survey of 9,451 respondents in eight countries, including 1,603 in the UK. SSGA found that in the UK, 11% of respondents said they were optimistic about their financial situation in retirement, compared to 27% in the US and just 5% in Italy.
601124239 Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
The DC Future Book: 2018 Edition
The DC Future Book
Pensions Policy Institute (PPI)
11 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Annuities and Income Drawdown, Automatic Enrolment, Savings, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, State Pensions, Transfers
The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has published the fourth edition of "The DC Future Book", in association with Columbia Threadneedle Investments, which outlines available data on the DC landscape and explores current trends. The report also contains PPI modelling exploring how the DC landscape might evolve in the future both for individuals and on an aggregate level.
A4112331B Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
Continued transfer value stability over Q3 2018
XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index
XPS Pensions Group
10 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
According to the XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index, pension transfer values fluctuated during September 2018, with an overall fall from 232,000 at the end of August to 230,000 at the end of September.
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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Master Trusts, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends, Transfers
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 require schemes to offer partial transfers?;
  • Should TPR publish names of Master Trusts leaving the market as soon as they are known?;
  • Should the industry rebrand DC default funds as 'experts' choice'?;
  • Do you agree with the FCA that contingent charging is not the main driver of poor outcomes for members undertaking DB transfers?; and
  • Should new staff members be able to choose their own pension scheme/provider?
E8112346C Click here to view the full summary. Click here to contact the authors.
 
A quarter of a million staff opt out of NHS pension
A quarter of a million staff opt out of NHS pension
HSJ
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Occupations/Industry Sectors
 According to an investigation by HSJ, 245,561 people opted out of the NHS pension scheme between 2015 and 2017, with 102,755 opting out in 2016 alone, representing a 78% increase from the previous year.
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PPF 7800 Index (30 September 2018)
PPF 7800 Index
Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
9 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Pension Protection Fund, Surpluses and Deficits
According to the latest PPF 7800 Index, the aggregate deficit of the 5,588 schemes in the Index is estimated to have decreased over the month to 38.7bn at the end of September 2018, from a deficit of 65.3bn at the end of August 2018. The funding level increased from 96.1% at the end of August to 97.7%.
CD11228F4 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
New research finds savers want pensions with strong environmental and social credentials
New research finds savers want pensions with strong environmental and social credentials
National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
5 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Investment - Ethical and SRI, Savings
NEST Corporation has commissioned research that shows 73% of auto-enrolled savers want their pensions invested responsibly. Women are more likely than men to take account of environmental issues with 51% of women, as opposed to 43% of men, who say responsible investment matters a lot.
4311225F3 Click here to view the full summary.  
 
S&P 1500 pension funded status increased by one percent in September
S&P 1500 pension funded status increased by one percent in September
Mercer
4 Oct 2018 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Surpluses and Deficits
According to Mercer, during September the estimated aggregate funding level of S&P 1500 pension plans increased by one percent to 92%, as a result of an increase in discount rates and an increase in equity markets. The consultancy's research also found that the estimate aggregate deficit of S&P 1500 companies' pension plans decreased by $18bn from $189bn at the end of August to $171bn at the end of September.

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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Pension Finance Watch - September 2018
Pension Finance Watch
Willis Towers Watson
4 Oct 2018 United States Countries - US, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Investment - General
According to the latest edition of Pension Finance Watch, the Willis Towers Watson Pension index increased once again through the month of September by 1.1%  to 82.5, a level which has not been seen in ten years.

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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