Public finances remain robust
The public finances continue to remain robust despite uncertainty over Brexit, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Government urges pensions managers to adopt new tools
New tools aiming to help local government pension schemes achieve value for money by standardising costs reports have been launched.
We need to give the full picture about high earners
Some facts were missing from this week's TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) 'Town Hall Rich List', says Michael Burton.
Local government pension reforms challenged
The legality of proposed reforms to local government pension schemes has been questioned.
Have you allocated 3% to housing?
Dan Batterton argues that while ‘not only ticking the social value box’, the risk/return profile and income focus of the build to rent (BTR) sector makes it ‘a perfect match for Local Government Pension Schemes’.
It’s time local government woke up to older age
Ben Page explains that old age needn't follow a narrative of decline - as long as all of us, including the local government sector, start preparing now.
How does public spending break down?
The latest annual statement from HMRC reveals how little leeway the chancellor has when it comes to planning the next Spending Review, says Mike Burton.
Pensions uncertainty could last until 2020
Uncertainty over the true value of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) could ‘rumble on into next year,’ a finance expert has warned.
Fraudster took £1m from Westminster pension fund
A council worker who defrauded a pension fund for more than £1m has today been sentenced to seven years in jail.
LGA faces financial headache
Smith Square has acknowledged the financial challenges it faces as it freezes subscriptions while grappling with declining Government grants and a pension scheme deficit.
Northern LGPS appoints Wirral councillor as chair
Northern LGPS (Local Government Pension Scheme) has appointed Cllr Paul Doughty as its new chair.
London CIV announces new chief
A pension investment company has appointed Mike O’Donnell as chief executive.
Outsourced council workers to have pensions protected
Local government staff who have had their roles outsourced will receive increased pensions protections under new proposals published today.
Colmore hired by Brunel
Bristol-based Brunel Pension Partnership has hired fund administrator Colmore to provide it with back office services to help support its private market portfolios.
Moves to reduce 'nightmare' pensions data burden
Efforts to streamline pensions administration within the academy sector could have an impact across the entire local government scheme.
LGPS expenditure rises
The total expenditure of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in England and Wales was £12.7bn in 2017/18, newly-published statistics have shown.
Council pension funds rebel at Ryanair meeting
The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has joined a shareholder rebellion against the re-election of budget airline Ryanair’s chairman.
Pension funds welcome Sports Direct changes
Local government pension funds have welcomed senior changes at retailer Sports Direct after piling pressure on the company.
Pension fund makes local investment
Strathclyde Pension Fund has agreed a £20m investment in companies developing innovative diagnostic, treatment or monitoring technologies.
Unison calls for pensions fund merger
The largest trade union representing members of the Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (SLGPS) has called for the 11 funds to be merged.