Pensions industry

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UK state pension age may rise to 68 in 2030s, reports say – what is going on?
It is claimed the Treasury wants the change for as early as 2035 – affecting those age 54 and under

Rupert Jones

25, Jan, 2023 @2:23 PM

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Ageing planet: the new demographic timebomb
India is about to overtake China as the most populous country – but as birthrates fall, we’re facing life in a greyer world. Are we prepared for the physical, political and financial challenges ahead?

Emma Graham-Harrison and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Bank of England completes sale of £19bn emergency bond purchases after mini-budget
Bloomberg estimates Bank made profit of £3.5bn after intervening to prevent run on pension funds

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

12, Jan, 2023 @6:33 PM

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Public patience is wearing thin. Ofwat must wield the big stick | Nils Pratley
Putting water companies on the naughty step and doling out tame financial penalties in not enough

Nils Pratley

08, Dec, 2022 @7:25 PM

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Decision to approve Cumbria coalmine is ‘bad policy, bad politics’ and ‘environmental vandalism’, says Labour – as it happened
Lisa Nandy calls decision ‘absurd’ and says new coal will be used for steel and not electricity generation

Andrew Sparrow

08, Dec, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Cautious BT may boost cash support for its £47bn pension scheme
Telecom giant moves to increase collateral to limit risk amid mini-budget fallout

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

08, Dec, 2022 @11:57 AM

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FCA reveals £49m redress scheme for British Steel pensions
Financial advisers to pay about £45,000 a worker to 1,000 staff who received unsuitable advice

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

28, Nov, 2022 @11:11 AM

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Pensions experts ‘shocked’ at hidden borrowing across UK schemes
MPs hear evidence of risky ‘liability driven investing’ which some blame for recent bond market meltdown

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

23, Nov, 2022 @6:13 PM

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Major funds exposed to companies allegedly engaged in Uyghur repression in China
Report finds stock indexes provided by MSCI include companies using forced labour or constructing surveillance state in Xinjiang

Geneva Abdul

23, Nov, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Why I’m joining the university staff strike | Letter
Kathleen O’Neill says the future of younger colleagues is at stake and everyone deserves a decent wage

23, Nov, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Patrick Thomson: the man who ‘helped save UK pensions’
The chair of the fund managers’ trade body says he has his army training to thank for the cool head he kept during the crisis sparked by the mini-budget

Kalyeena Makortoff

22, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Rising asset wealth and falling real wages ‘drive inequality in Britain’
Young people no longer able to rely on hard work to improve their living standards as they age, says IFS

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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