Jeremy Hunt to Hold Pension Fund Talks as Major Reforms Loom

Jeremy Hunt to hold pension fund talks as major reforms loom. The chancellor will meet executives from companies including Aviva and Legal & General to discuss changes that could radically reshape Britain’s pensions landscape, Sky News is reporting.

Sky News understands that the chancellor will host a roundtable with companies including Aegon, Aviva and Scottish Widows.

An industry source said the chancellor was expected to talk about his concern that returns for British pensioners are lower than international peers.

“The UK has £3tn of investable pension assets – even a small percentage being diverted into UK assets would boost growth and returns for policyholders,” the source said.

Treasury officials were considering regulatory changes to channel more UK pension fund investment into riskier companies such as start-ups, the Financial Times reported.

Mr Hunt is also considering rules aimed at driving consolidation among pension schemes in order to improve efficiency, the newspaper reported.

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