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Pension Scheme Trustees and Cyber security

Cyber security a Checklist of What Pension Scheme Trustees Should Know Cyber security and Pension Scheme Trustees, how well versed and upto date do trustees need to be? While they don’t need to be subject matter experts, Pension Scheme Trustees should have a solid and up to date understanding of cyber security, data protection, and…

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Assure UK announced as Dalriada audit panel member

Dalriada.Together – Assure UK announced as a panel member May 15 2024 – Dalriada, a leading firm of professional independent pension scheme trustees, announced that Assure UK has been appointed as a member of its panel of auditors, for Dalriada.Together. What is Dalriada.Together? Dalriada.Together is a pensions consolidation model that delivers trusteeship, governance, administration, and…

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Pension Scheme Auditor Checklist Part One: Qualifications and Accreditations.  

Pension Scheme Auditor: Essential Qualifications and Accreditations Pension Scheme Auditor Qualifications: When appointing a pension scheme auditor, it’s crucial to ensure that you select a qualified, experienced professional firm. One that can provide a thorough and compliant pension scheme audit. In this series of knowledge hub articles, we expand on areas covered on our page,…

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Automation in Pension Scheme Management

Pension Scheme Management Automation – an Overview Automation is reshaping pension scheme management, bringing unparalleled precision and efficiency. In this Assure UK knowledge hub post, we provide an overview into how this technology is setting new benchmarks, as it supports the streamlining of pension scheme operations and ensures future readiness in their management. Pension Scheme…

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ORA: an overview

Basics of the Pension Scheme ORA The Own Risk Assessment (ORA) is a new element in pension scheme governance, brought about by the General Code of Practice, with many schemes having to produce their first ORA by 31st March 2026. Under the Code, a pension scheme ORA is an assessment of how well the scheme’s…

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Transitioning Towards Sustainability: Climate Change’s Influence on the UK Pensions Sector

In recent years, the global conversation around climate change’s impact has intensified, urging institutions to evaluate their environmental impact. The pensions sector, a significant player in the financial landscape, is not exempt from these discussions. In the UK, pension funds are advancing towards sustainability, with organisations like The People’s Pension (TPP) and the London Pensions…

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Effective System of Governance – What you need to know

ESOG: Overview & how it enhances pension scheme management. With the new General Code of Practice, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) mandated the need for an Effective System of Governance (ESOG) as a key part of pension scheme management. In this article, we explore the ESOG, detailing what you need to know, and how it impacts…

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Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024

Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024 Providing an annual celebration of apprentices, and the employers, training providers and schools/colleges involved in apprenticeships, across Oxfordshire, the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024 will be held on May 16 2024. Launched in 2017, and managed on a not-for-profit basis by OxLEP Skills, the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards (or the OAA, for short),…

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Pension Dashboard Project Reset

What is a pension dashboard? Pension dashboards are being developed to provide a convenient and accessible, online view of an individuals’ pension – this will show all of the pensions accumulated by any one person. According to a 2023 Mercia Group estimate ‘One in four people have lost track of at least one pension in…

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Pensions Dashboards: Are you Connection Ready?

The Pensions Administration Standards Association (Pasa) has released a new Connection Ready Guidance for scheme administrators, outlining the top 5 actions that schemes must follow if universal connection is to be achieved by 31 October 2026. The guidance sets out that schemes and administrators should start their preparations before it’s too late, and will be…

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The Pension Landscape: A Thorough Overview of the Pensions Dashboards Programme

In the dynamic landscape of pension administration, the Pensions Dashboards Programme (PDP) has been actively spearheading a significant transformation since April 2023. As the program nears the release of its eighth progress update report, it is evident that considerable progress has been achieved in coordinating efforts with the updated connection deadline of 31 October 2026.…

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TPR Publishes General Code of Practice

General Code of Practice published by TPR The final version of The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) new code of practice, the General Code of Practice, which was previously known as the Single Code of Practice, has been published. The General Code of Practice, at over 170 pages, documents TPR’s goals for The Occupational Pension Schemes (Governance) (Amendment)…