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Pension Costs and Transparency Inquiry

18 September 2018

We argued to the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s inquiry on pension costs and transparency that more transparent schemes can ensure greater engagement with savers, and mitigate ESG-related financial risks.

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Response to FRC review call for evidence

6 August 2018

Responding to the independent review of the FRC’s call for evidence, we identify weaknesses in the current Stewardship Code, opportunities to strengthen it, and raise concerns about the level of funding the FRC receives for stewardship.

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Clarifying and strengthening trustees’ investment duties

17 July 2018

The UK Government has consulted on clarifying pension trustees’ duties in respect of taking into account ESG factors in investments and stewardship and how they seek to understand savers’ views.

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Response to FCA/TPR Consultation on Regulating the Pensions and Retirement Income Sector

19 June 2018

ShareAction responded to the FCA/TPR’s consultation. We emphasised the importance of transparency and availability of information to savers, so they can take action to ensure they receive good outcomes.

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Response to BEIS Consultation on Insolvency and Corporate Governance

11 June 2018

ShareAction responded to the BEIS consultation, arguing for a clearer Stewardship Code with more focus on ESG, and more substantive regulation to ensure signatories carefully consider compliance and reporting.

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Response to FRC consultation on Proposed Revisions to the UK Corporate Governance Code

28 February 2018

ShareAction responded to the FRC consultation, supporting moves to simplify the Code and suggesting links between the Governance Code and the Stewardship Code be strengthened to drive businesses to consider their impact on wider stakeholders.

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Response to EC Public Consultation on Institutional Investors and Asset Managers’ Duties Regarding Sustainability

6 February 2018

ShareAction has responded to the European Commission’s consultation. We have emphasised that ESG factors and consideration of beneficiaries’ interests constitute a central component of the proper discharging of investors’ duties.

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Response to DWP Consultation on Occupational Pensions: Improving Disclosure of Costs, Charges and Investments

20 December 2017

The DWP consulted on proposals to guarantee pension savers the rights to  information about costs and charges incurred by their scheme, and where their money is being invested.

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Response to the FRC Consultation on Draft Amendments to the Strategic Report

24 October 2017

ShareAction responded to the Financial Reporting Council’s consultation on draft amendments to the guidance on the strategic report. Central to our recommendations was the call for the FRC to ask all companies to report against the key areas of non-financial information which are applicable across all sectors.

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Response to ESMA’s Consultation on Certain Aspects of the MiFID II Suitability Requirements

17 October 2017

In this consultation response to the European Securities and Markets Authority, ShareAction argues for the inclusion of the non-financial interests of retail investors in how advisers go about ascertaining the interests of their clients.

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Response to CP17/18: Consultation on implementing asset management market study remedies and changes to Handbook

12 September 2017

ShareAction responded to the FCA’s consultation on some of the remedies to its asset management study. We are interested in the proposals to improve independence and transparency of fund managers.

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Response to the Questionnaire of the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

8 September 2017

Responding to the High Level Expert Group’s interim report on sustainable finance in July, ShareAction submits its concrete recommendations to inform the Group’s final report expected by the end of 2017.

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Response to FCA on Proposal to Create a New Premium Listing Category

1 September 2017

ShareAction is submitting a response to the FCA’s consultation on creating a new premium listing category for state-owned enterprises. We have answered all questions bar 7, 9, and 11.

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Public consultation on the operations of the European Supervisory Authorities

23 May 2017

The work of ESAs will be especially significant in the context of Brexit. Our submission focused on supervisory convergence, fiduciary duty, credit-rating agencies, and the centrality of sustainability to financial stability.

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Green Paper on Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

12 May 2017

ShareAction submitted a consultation response to the Department of Work and Pension (UK) regarding the Green Paper on Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes, focusing on questions two and three.

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BEIS Industrial Strategy Green Paper

13 April 2017

ShareAction submitted a response to the Green Paper on Building our Industrial Strategy, focusing on questions relating to factors constraining companies and fund managers from making longer-term investment decisions.

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Department for Work and Pensions – Initial Questions for the Review of Automatic Enrolment

23 March 2017

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European Commission – Capital Markets Union: Midterm Review

22 March 2017

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Financial Conduct Authority – Asset Management Market Study: Interim Report

22 March 2017

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy – Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform

22 March 2017

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The Department for Work and Pensions – Defined benefit pensions inquiry

10 October 2016

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The Department for Work and Pensions – NEST: Evolving for the Future

5 October 2016

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The Pensions Regulator – 21st Century Trusteeship and Governance paper

12 September 2016

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The Pensions Regulator – Consultation on guides to support Code of Practice 13

13 May 2016

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Department for Business Innovation and Skills – Consultation on non-financial reporting

6 May 2016

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European Commission – Non-binding guidelines for reporting of non-financial information by companies

15 April 2016

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European Commission, DG Justice and Consumer Affairs – consultation on long-term and sustainable investment

15 March 2016

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Department for Communities & Local Government – Revoking and replacing the Local Government Pension Scheme (Management and Investment of Funds) Regulations 2009

19 February 2016

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Financial Reporting Council, Draft Plan & Budget and Levy Proposals 2016/17

12 February 2016

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The Pensions Regulator – Governance and administration of occupational defined contribution trust-based schemes

29 January 2016

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Better Workplace Pensions: Reducing Regulatory Burdens

1 December 2015

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HM Treasury Consultation on Strengthening the Incentive to Save

1 September 2015

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Closing the Gender Pay Gap Consultation

1 September 2015

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European Commission Green Paper on a Capital Markets Union

1 May 2015

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FCA and DWP Call for Evidence on Transaction Costs disclosure

1 May 2015

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Response to consultation on changes to the Investment Regulations following the Law Commission’s report “Fiduciary Duties of Investment Intermediaries

1 April 2015

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DWP consultation on ‘Better workplace pensions: Putting savers’ interests first’

1 November 2014

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House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee inquiry on progress with automatic enrolment and pension reforms

1 October 2014

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ShareAction’s Response to FCA Consultation CP14/16: Proposed Rules for Independent Governance Committees

1 October 2014

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HM Treasury consultation on Freedom and Choice in Pensions

1 June 2014

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DWP consultation on Quality standards in workplace defined contribution pension schemes

1 May 2014

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Law Commission Consultation on Fiduciary Duties of Investment Intermediaries: Response from ShareAction

1 January 2014

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BIS consultation on Corporate Responsibility

1 September 2013

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DWP Call for Evidence: Quality Standards in Workplace Defined Contribution Pension Schemes

1 September 2013

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BIS consultation on Transparency & Trust: Enhancing the transparency of UK company ownership and increasing trust in UK business

1 September 2013

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NAPF Stewardship Disclosure Framework Consultation

1 July 2013

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Law Commission Stakeholder Paper on Investors’ Fiduciary Duties

1 June 2013

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OECD’s Consultation on Draft High-Level Guidelines for Long-Term Investment

1 May 2013

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FCA’s Discussion Paper 13/1 on transparency

1 April 2013

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DWP consultation on The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2013

1 April 2013

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Written Evidence to BIS Select Committee Inquiry into the Kay Review

1 January 2013

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Response to the FSA’s ‘Journey to the FCA’ document

1 December 2012

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Response to BIS Consultation on Draft Narrative Reporting Regulations

1 November 2012

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Suggested Reviews: Review of the UK Stewardship Code

1 July 2012

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Review of the UK Stewardship Code

1 July 2012

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Red Tape Challenge – Social Investment

1 June 2012

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HM Treasury’s inquiry into corporate governance and remuneration

1 May 2012

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Written Evidence: DWP Select Committee’s inquiry into governance and best practice in workplace pensions

1 April 2012

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Written Evidence: Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-termism

1 April 2012

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BIS Consultation ‘Executive Pay: Enhanced Shareholder Voting Rights’

1 April 2012

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DWP Consultation, ‘Improving transfers and dealing with small pension pots’

1 March 2012

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HM Treasury Consultation, ‘Bank Executive Remuneration Disclosure’

1 February 2012

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BIS/FRC Consultation, ‘Proposals to reform the Financial Reporting Council’

1 January 2012

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EIOPA Consultation on the IORP Directive

1 December 2011

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BIS Discussion Paper on Executive Remuneration

1 November 2011

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Kay Review of UK equity markets, ‘Call for Evidence’

1 November 2011

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BIS Consultation, ‘The future of narrative reporting: consulting on a new reporting framework’

1 November 2011

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HM Treasury’s Consultation, ‘A new approach to financial regulation: the blueprint for reform’

1 September 2011

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DWP Select Committee’s inquiry on auto-enrolment

1 August 2011

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European Commission Green Paper, ‘The EU Corporate Governance Framework’

1 July 2011

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Financial Reporting Council’s Consultation, ‘Gender Diversity on Boards’

1 July 2011

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DEFRA, ‘Corporate reporting of greenhouse gas emissions’

1 June 2011

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Dept for Work and Pensions’ Consultation, ‘Regulatory differences between occupational and workplace personal pensions’

1 April 2011

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The Pensions Regulator’s Consultation, ‘Enabling good member outcomes in work-based pension provision’

1 April 2011

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HM Treasury’s Consultation, ‘Reforming Financial Regulation: Building a Stronger System’

1 April 2011

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Financial Reporting Council’s Consultation, ‘Effective Company Stewardship’

1 March 2011

Joint Submission with Client Earth

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Charity Commission Consultation, ‘Charities and Investment Matters’

1 February 2011

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Submission: BIS Consultation, ‘A Long-term Focus for Corporate Britain’

1 January 2011

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Ministry of Justice Consultation, ‘Guidance about commercial organisations preventing bribery’

1 November 2010

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Scottish Executive Consultation, ‘Public Bodies Climate Change Duties: Putting them Into Practice’

1 November 2010

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BIS Consultation, ‘The future of narrative reporting’

1 October 2010

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HM Treasury Consultation, ‘A new approach to financial regulation: Judgement, focus, stability’

1 October 2010

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European Commission Green Paper, ‘Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions and Remuneration Policies’

1 August 2010

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Financial Services Authority’s Quarterly Consultation (proposals relating to Stewardship Code)

1 August 2010

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Financial Services Authority’s Consultation on Effective Corporate Governance

1 April 2010

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DEFRA Reporting Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

1 December 2009

(Joint Submission with Christian Aid and Oxfam)

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The Walker Review of Corporate Governance in UK Banks and Other Financial Industry Entities

1 September 2009

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The Pensions Regulator – Ideas & Evidence on Responsible Ownership

1 July 2009

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Personal Accounts Delivery Authority Investment Consultation

1 May 2009

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DWP Consultation on Pension Scheme Disclosure

1 May 2009

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Pensions Regulator Consultation on Refreshed TKU Code of Practice and Scope Guidance

1 December 2008

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Draft OECD Guidelines for Pension Fund Governance

1 September 2008

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