HL Pensions NewsBeat: all episodes

Updated July 2024

Tune into episodes of 'HL Pensions NewsBeat' for a rundown of the last two weeks in pensions industry news.  The podcast series provides topical updates for trustees of pension schemes.  

Explore all episodes in our podcast series below. 

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Episode 22: 16 July 2024 

In this episode of HL Pensions Newsbeat, Hogan Lovells pensions partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including a who's who of the ministers in Pensions and the new Government’s plan for Pensions; Willis Towers Watson’s finding on the new general code; and an insight into what Trustees are really worrying about.

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Episode 21: 27 June 2024 

In this episode of HL Pensions Newsbeat, Hogan Lovells pensions partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the recent blog from Dominic Harris, Pensions Ombudsman; findings from PensionBee on the upcoming election; a warning to Trustees on chair statements; and a reminder of the upcoming hearings of the Virgin Media case and BBC v BBC Pension Trust Limited.

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Episode 20: 14 June 2024 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including The General Election 2024; TPR’s “update from the Pensions Regulator” speech; HMRC newsletter 160; PASA’s guidance on data accuracy; and TPR’s prosecution of a former sports centre director. 

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Episode 19: 16 May 2024 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including TPR’s corporate plan for 2024 to 2027; Pensions Dashboards updates from PASA and the Pensions Dashboards Programme; and an interesting Pensions Ombudsman determination relating to Barber. 

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Episode 18: 25 April 2024 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including TPR’s climate governance report; HMRC pension scheme newsletters 157 and 158; WEALTH at work’s research on pensions engagement; and a recent Pensions Ombudsman determination about transfers.

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Episode 17: 04 April 2024 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the TPR’s value for money updates; the DWP’s guidance on pensions dashboards connections; and TPR’s findings on diversity on trustee boards.

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Episode 16: 15 March 2024 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the Taskforce for Social Factors new guide; TPR’s blog on ESG; TPR’s consultation on statement of strategy; and the DWP’s consultation on surplus and the PPF as a public consolidator.

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Episode 15: 22 February 2024

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including The Pension Regulator’s LDI 2022 report, developments on the gender pensions gap, information for trustees on data breaches and the Court of Appeal ruling on the Railways Pension Scheme.

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Episode 14: 01 February 2024 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the new draft funding and investment regulations; TPR’s guidance on investment in the private markets; Avon Cosmetics v Dalriada Trustees; and Newell Trustees Ltd v Newell Rubbermaid UK Services Ltd. 

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Episode 13: 18 January 2024 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including The Pension Regulator’s new general code of practice; HMRC’s guidance on lifetime allowance; and some interesting determinations from the Pensions Ombudsman on surplus distribution.

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Episode 12: 14 December 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including highlights to the Finance Bill, TPR on cybersecurity, capital-backed journey plans and the Autumn Statement, and thoughts from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the HM Treasury on financial advice.

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Episode 11: 30 November 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the new pensions minister, highlights of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget Statement, news on the Mansion House Reforms, TPR’s blog on helping savers to access their DC pensions savings and the Department of Work and Pensions’ review of the master trust.

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Episode 10: 09 November 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including TPR’s regulatory and criminal action taken against the former owner of Norton Motorcycles; TPR’s speech at the Mansion House Pensions Summit; The Pensions Dashboards Programme progress update report; Mr W PO determination on pension transfers “amber flags”; CMG Court of Appeal: is the Pensions Ombudsman a “competent court”?

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Episode 9: 26 October 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the plethora of papers from the PLSA Annual Conference, TPR’s thoughts on dashboards and getting tougher, an update on small pots, a new investment vehicle for pension schemes, and the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure.

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Episode 8: 05 October 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the consultation on general levy regulations, a case on automatic enrolment compliance, the Department of Work and Pensions’ review of the Pensions Regulator, the PPF’s new Trustmark accreditation, cybersecurity notifications, and a Pensions Ombudsman’s case on pension transfer.

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Episode 7: 21 September 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the latest from TPR, the PPF levy consultation and an update on the automatic enrolment bill.

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Episode 6: 08 September 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including changes to defined contribution guidance, pensions transfers for vulnerable customers, an update on Pension Wise and climate developments.

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Episode 5: 24 August 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Hogan Lovells pensions Partner Claire Southern gives a recap of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the three court cases involving the Pension Protection Fund, BBC and Universities Superannuation Scheme, new PASA guidance on defined benefit accuracy data, TPR superfund guidance and LCP findings on sole trustees and the bulk annuity market.

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Episode 4: 4 August 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Claire Southern gives a rundown of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the Draft Finance Bill 2024 legislation; an update to the Virgin Media case; the latest developments on pensions dashboards; the Norton Pension Schemes WPC inquiry; and the annual accounts and reports for 2022/23 from the Pension Regulator and PPF.  

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Episode 3: 13 July 2023 

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Claire Southern gives a rundown of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including a look at the Mansion House speech from 10 July; the consultations and documents issued following the Mansion House speech; TPR's DC schemes survey; the updated midlife MOT website; and TPR's announcement of its diversity and inclusion survey for trustees. 

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Episode 2: 29 June 2023

In this episode of HL Pensions NewsBeat, Claire Southern gives a rundown of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including an update to Pensions Dashboards FAQs; the DWP review of transfer regulations; the case of Virgin Media v NTL Trustees Ltd; the Work and Pensions Committee report on LDI; and the Bank of England system-wide exploratory scenario exercise. 

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Episode 1: 16 June 2023 

In the first episode of our new podcast series, HL Pensions NewsBeat, Claire Southern gives a rundown of the last two weeks in the world of pensions, including the recent update to the Pensions Dashboards connection date; the DWP report on the gender pensions gap; Investments update; defined benefit funding code; and PPF update. 

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Authored by the Pension Team. 

 

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