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...

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...

What have we learned from the pandemic?Equiniti
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EQP saw an initial reduction in service requests, but this has since returned to normal levels. Within this overall trend we did see some volatility in the form of demand spikes associated with special events such as engagement campaigns or redundancy programmes. Within EQ’s HR Solutions function, we also saw... Read more...

How we’ve responded to new ways of workingEquiniti
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During 2020 and into 2021 we have accelerated our digitisation plans, pushing more information online and making greater use of websites for member self-service. We’ll see an extension of this over this year and into the future. From March 2020 we have maintained a telephony presence and brought forward our... Read more...

The route out of lockdownEquiniti
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We are now in a world where increased flexibility in our working lives has become second nature to many people, and retaining that flexibility is likely to be increasingly important. Whilst some will be looking forward to being back in the office, reacquainting themselves with colleagues and enjoying being out... Read more...

A year of lockdownEquiniti
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In early 2020, none of us would have envisaged that going out for a walk would mean no more than an hour each day, travel restrictions, three periods of lockdown and, of course, the impact on so many lives and businesses across the globe as the pandemic struck. It is... Read more...