Trustee update on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent imposition of a series of economic sanctions on key Russian nationals and banks, the HP Plan Trustee is keeping a close eye on the rapidly evolving situation. The Trustee regularly considers risks to the Plan as part of its ongoing governance duties... Read more...

Welcome to our first Trustee blog of 2022

As a Trustee Board, we’ll be posting regular blogs throughout the year to keep you up to date with all the latest news and goings on with the HP Retirement Benefits Plan.   A round up of 2021 at HPRBP We worked on many projects and initiatives during 2021 as a... Read more...

The HP Limited Retirement Benefits Plan podcast series

We're pleased to launch our new podcast series with a conversation with Paul Early, Chair of the The HP Limited Retirement Benefits Plan Trustee Board. Paul discusses what he enjoys about being a Trustee and some of the initiatives the Board are currently working on. Please note this interview was conducted in September... Read more...

Acquisition of EquinitiEquiniti
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Equiniti are delighted to confirm that the acquisition of EQ by Earth Private Holdings Ltd (a newly-formed company affiliated with Siris Group Capital, LLC (“Siris”)), is now complete, returning EQ to private ownership. Siris has recognised the strength of EQ’s people, expertise, and relationships with our clients. We are looking... Read more...

EQ’s journey towards Net ZeroEquiniti
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Here at EQ, we’re working towards making a Net Zero commitment. We now understand our emissions and total carbon footprint across Scope 1 (direct emissions), Scope 2 (indirect emissions e.g. utilities) and Scope 3 (other indirect emissions e.g. suppliers). Suppliers By talking to our suppliers about our carbon footprint and... Read more...

Pension Scams Industry Group (PSIG) – Code of Best PracticeEquiniti
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On 1 April 2021, the PSIG announced the launch of version 2.2 of its Code of Best Practice – Combatting Pension Scams. PSIG is a voluntary body established to combat pension scams through the publication of good practice in due diligence for trustees, providers and administrators. In an accompanying press... Read more...

Tax year end updateEquiniti
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The UK tax year ends on 5th April. There are some extra processes that apply to pensions on or around tax year end, triggered by HMRC. We have provided some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for some of the topics that we often get asked about these. Typically at this... Read more...

Pensions Dashboards – call to actionEquiniti
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Some of you will be familiar with the idea of the Pensions Dashboard; what you may not be aware of is that the idea is a lot closer to becoming reality than many people think. Dashboards will fundamentally change a member’s access to their data. Rather than the Trustee or... Read more...

Budget 2021 updateEquiniti
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In the days running up to the Chancellor’s second budget speech on 3 March 2021, there had been the now customary talk of a major overhaul of the tax treatment of pensions but, once again, this failed to materialise. In reality, the only change was the freezing of the standard... Read more...