Pension industry ordered to cut charges

Up to £26bn of savings in poor-value schemes

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Single fund proposed for town hall pensions

Schemes ‘need to merge or risk running out of cash’

LPFA to double in-house investment team

Pensions group to cut the number of external contracts

Investors start legal battle against OW Bunker

Nine investors try to ascertain if losses can be recovered

Redington will not offer fiduciary

Investment consultancy concerned about conflicts of interest

High fees, weak returns hit hedge funds

Growing awareness of the overall cost of alternative assets

Complex pensions require expert advice

Main concern is exhausting assets in retirement

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04/07/2011 - Social care costs in England should be capped so people do not face losing large chunks of their assets, an independent review says. Council-funded home help and care home places for the elderly and adults with disabilities are currently only offered to those with under £23,250 of assets.

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Biggest overhaul to the system in decades

We’ve lost the savings habit

Corporate taxation and housing are neglected issues

Daimler to put €2.5bn into pension

Move resolves queries over what to do with large cash pile

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