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Aon launches UK pension scheme de-risking survey.

Aon has launched its 2017 Pensions De-risking Survey, open to all UK defined benefit schemes. The survey looks to assess current scheme attitudes towards de-risking and identifies schemes’ readiness to undertake a risk reduction or risk settlement exercise in the near future. The survey comprises of 21 multiple choice questions on factors particular to individual schemes. Aon will report on the findings in early 2018 as part of its annual Risk Settlement Market Update. The survey closes on Monday 13 November.

TPR achieves diversity kitemark for supporting disabled workers.

The Pensions Regulator signed up to the Disability Confident scheme as part of its commitment to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The scheme helps employers to recruit and retain people as a result of their skills and talents, disregarding disability. Of the three levels in the scheme (committed, employer and leader), TPR has achieved a Level 1 certification as a “Disability Confident committed employer”.

Broadstone Group acquires Mitchell Consulting and 2020 Trustees.

Broadstone Group, the benefits and pensions consultant has broadened its scope through the acquisition of independent actuarial consulting company Mitchell Consulting and independent trustee business 2020 Trustees. The acquisitions take Broadstone’s employee headcount to 170 staff and extend its UK network across five areas including: Flakirk, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield.

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