If the pandemic has shown us anything it’s that the future cannot be predicted with any certainty – nobody has that magical crystal ball.
However, come what may, we are committed to striving to ensure all pension savers are protected and the start of 2022 presents an opportunity to look forward to what the new year will bring to workplace pensions.
The underpinning principle of our revised DB Funding Code is that schemes should have the necessary long-term funding approach to ensure savers have the best chance of receiving the benefits they expect.
The Productive Finance Working Group has now published its final report: A Roadmap for increasing investment in Productive Finance Investments (bankofengland.co.uk – PDF, opens in a new tab). We welcome the report and the approach taken to try to unlock current barriers, structural and practical, to long term investment, particularly in the DC market.
The risks and opportunities arising from climate-related change are an area of increasing focus for pension trustees. But what can trustees really do given the scale of the challenge. David Fairs, The Pensions Regulator’s Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice explains how schemes can and must make a difference in the transition to a net zero economy.
Following the publication of its Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Liz Hickey, The Pensions Regulator’s Director of Communications looks forward to what the strategy could achieve for savers and staff by 2025.