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Unison - LGPS Guide

Welcome to our Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) fund bulletin! Dedicated to helping you understand how the LGPS works so that you can be better informed. 

Company: LGPS
Date added: 15-05-2017
Sector: LGPS

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LGA - Business Plan December 2016/November 2017

Britain's exit from the EU means that we are reshaping the way our country is run. Our vision is one of a rejuvenated local democracy, where power from Westminster and from the EU is significantly devolved to local level and citizens feel they have a meaningful vote and real reason to participate in civic life and their communities.

Company: LGPS
Date added: 27-01-2017
Sector: LGPS

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LGA - The provisional 2017/18 local government finance settlement: confirming the offer to councils

Government funding measures will force more than two thirds of councils to find millions more in savings than expected to plug funding gaps in 2017/18, the Local Government Association warns today.

The LGA is calling for government to reverse unexpected reductions in New Homes Bonus (NHB) payments to councils in 2017/18 and find genuinely new money to properly fund social care.

The provisional Local Government Finance Settlement, published in December, failed to provide any additional new government funding for councils in 2017/18.

Company: LGPS
Date added: 27-01-2017
Sector: LGPS

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LA Forum - Engaging For a Low Carbon Transition: The 2˚C business model

This report shows that a 2-degree business model is less risky than ‘business-as-usual’. It also destroys less shareholder value during periods of low oil prices. And if the greater risk of a ‘business-as-usual’ approach is taken in to account, the 2-degree model would deliver superior value for shareholders unless oil prices were to match or beat historic highs.

Company: LGPS
Date added: 27-09-2016
Sector: LGPS

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Local Government Pension Scheme - Guidance on Preparing and Maintaining an Investment Strategy Statement

This guidance has been prepared to assist administering authorities in the local government pension scheme in England and Wales with the formulation, publication and maintenance of their Investment Strategy Statement. 

Company: LGPS
Date added: 21-09-2016
Sector: LGPS

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LGA - English Devolution: Learning lessons from international models of sub-national governance

The LGA commissioned Professor Robin Hambleton of the University of the West of England to carry out an international review of different models of sub-national governance, assess them according to six principles of good governance and draw out the key points of learning for those faced with strategic choices regarding devolved governance arrangements.

Company: LGPS
Date added: 05-07-2016
Sector: LGPS

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LGA - What next for devolution? a discussion paper

We are launching this green paper, which has been developed with the involvement of councils, to encourage local debate and generate wider scrutiny of the whole devolution process.

Company: LGPS
Date added: 05-07-2016
Sector: LGPS

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Environment Agency - Cumbria Flood Action Plan: Reducing flood risk from source to sea

The floods in Cumbria were truly terrible. They were horrendous in their extent: three complete river systems – the Eden, the Derwent and the Kent – flooded simultaneously.

Company: Environment Agency
Date added: 30-06-2016
Sector: LGPS

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Unison - The new state pension from 6 April 2016 What does it mean for members NI Contributions?

From 6 April the Basic State Pension and Second State Pension (S2P) will end and be combined/ replaced by a new State Pension. Those who are paying reduced rate NI Contributions at the moment because they are in a work place pension scheme that is better than the Second State Pension will start to pay the standard NI contributions and start to earn a higher State Pension.

Company: Unison
Date added: 24-06-2016
Sector: LGPS

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Unison - The new state pension from 6 April 2016 What does it mean for members NI Contributions?

From 6 April the Basic State Pension and Second State Pension (S2P) will end and be combined/ replaced by a new State Pension. Those who are paying reduced rate NI Contributions at the moment because they are in a work place pension scheme that is better than the Second State Pension will start to pay the standard NI contributions and start to earn a higher State Pension.

Company: Unison
Date added: 24-06-2016
Sector: LGPS

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Legal & General - UK Local Government Pensions Schemes: An unprecedented opportunity

As UK Local Governmance Pension Scheme funds write their business plans outlining their approach to creating asset pools, the authors of this brief paper assess the opportunities and challenges at each stage of the process and conclude that not all transitions are equal.

Company: Legal & General
Date added: 16-05-2016
Sector: LGPS

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Local Government Pensions – Improving Governance and Accountability

In June 2014 the first of two consultations on Local Government Pension Scheme governance were issued. The views of respondents to the first paper were incorporated into the second consultation paper, which was issued in October 2014. The draft regulations that were included in the October consultation exercise incorporated sugestions made by respondents.

Company: LGPS
Date added: 14-03-2016
Sector: LGPS

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Schroders - A study of global best practice in government funds: The opportunity for the LGPS

The details of the new Local Government Pension Scheme (“LGPS”) arrangements are yet to be agreed, but the principles are clear: to reduce costs while maintaining overall investment performance. Our aim in this paper is to identify best practice in the design of equivalent-sized investment organisations in an attempt to maximise the chances of achieving these twin objectives.

Company: Schroders
Date added: 01-02-2016
Sector: LGPS

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Infrastructure Investor - Interview with Mike Jenson CIO Local Pension Partnership

The Lancashire County Pension Fund’s investment chief tells Zak Bentley about its imminent pooling with the London Pensions Fund Authority to become the Local Pensions Partnership, Brexit and the lessons he’s learned from previous infrastructure experiences.

Company: LGPS
Date added: 15-01-2016
Sector: LGPS

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