Pension engagement campaigns postponed in mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II

Pension engagement campaigns that were due to run this week have been postponed as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last week.

The Pension Attention Campaign was launched last week before the Queen’s passing, but the decision has been made to pause all campaign activity until the conclusion of mourning.

In an update, the campaign said it had taken the decision in consultation with its sponsors and partners, including the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Pensions Awareness Week and others, based on available guidance.

Alongside the postponement of the Pension Attention campaign, Pension Awareness Week activities and events have also been put on hold.

Pension Geeks, which runs the initiative, announced that Pension Awareness live shows and activity due to take place this week have been postponed as a mark of respect following the passing of the Queen.

The week of live shows will now take place from 31 October to 4 November 2022.

The decision was taken following discussions with its sponsors and partners, including the Association of British Insurers, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, the DWP and others.

It has put a message on its Pension Awareness website and social media channels, with individuals that have registered for the live shows also being notified.

Campaigns are not the only things that have been postponed, with some pension and investment companies putting the publication of research and reports on hold during the period of national mourning.

One such example is Legal and General Investment Management, which chose to delay the publication of some research in light of the Queen’s passing whilst timelines are being confirmed, and intends to publish it a week later.

In its update, the Pension Attention campaign stated: “We will continue to work with the Pension Awareness team and all our partners to ensure the success of the campaign season through the autumn.

“Please do get in touch with the project team should you have any queries. We will update you on future plans as soon as we are able.

“Our thoughts remain with the Royal Family and all those who knew and loved our Queen.”

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