We'd recommend prioritising these issues on your autumn agenda:

  • The impact of climate change on pensions investment
  • New industry guidance on GMP conversion
  • The Pensions Regulator’s consultation on contribution notices
 
Risk

How climate change is impacting pensions investment

  • Trustees must consider the impact of climate change on their investment strategy.
  • The Pensions Regulator has set out draft guidance on its expectations on climate change, including when it will think about imposing penalties.
  • Sasha Butterworth (Head of Pensions at TLT) discussed how trustees should tackle these new requirements on the Cornwall Insight podcast.
Advice

New industry guidance on GMP conversion

  • If you’re considering GMP conversion, check out the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) industry guidance.
  • It offers pragmatic examples of how trustee boards can approach a conversion project. The guidance also discusses some of the tax consequences that are prompting some trustee boards to delay conversion.
  • You can listen to a seminar on the new guidance and read the guidance itself here.
Tick to meet regulation

The Pensions Regulator’s new powers

  • From 1 October 2021 new regulations have amended the contribution notices regime by introducing the new employer insolvency and employer resources tests.
  • The Pensions Regulator has issued a draft code of practice setting out the circumstances in which it will exercise the new powers. You can read the draft code here.

Written by

Sasha Butterworth

Sasha Butterworth

Date published

07 September 2021

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