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TUC Pensions Conference 2023
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Event details
Wed, 01 Mar 2023 - 09:30 to 17:30

Congress Centre
28 Great Russell Street
United Kingdom


Registrations are now open for the TUC Pension Conference 2023. This event is intended for trade union members and officials, pension fund trustees, and anyone with an interest in pensions policy. 

The conference will explore how workers’ pensions can be protected from the impact of the cost-of-living crisis and recession. 

Join us at Congress Centre in central London to hear from a range of expert speakers, including shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Ashworth. 

09:30 – Welcome and opening remarks 

09:40 – Keynote: A (much) better pension system for workers 

  • David Pitt-Watson, pensions and responsible investment thinker, campaigner and practitoner

10:10 – Panel: Protecting pensions during a cost-of-living crisis 

  • Alison Haynes, Everton FC director of tax 
  • Nick Kirby, NEU pensions officer 
  • Alyshia Harrington-Clark, PLSA head of DC, master trusts and lifetime savings
  • Fred Berry, TPR senior adviser

11:00 – Coffee 

11:15 – Panel: Funding DB pensions 

  • Hilary Salt, First Actuarial partner
  • Neil Walsh, Prospect pensions officer 
  • Gareth Thomas, DWP head of DB pensions policy
  • Geoff Tily, TUC senior economist

12:05 – Improving trustee board diversity and inclusion  

  • Janice Turner, Bectu diversity officer and AMNT chair 
  • Zoe Burdo, LCP diversity equity and inclusion manager 
  • Chris Smith, Westminster LGPS vice chair 

12:40 – Lunch 

13:30 – Workshops 

  • Promoting freedom of association  
    • Lisa Nathan, UNI Global Union senior investor engagement advisor 
  • Mortality update  
    • Sacha Dhamani, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, mortality research steering committee chair 
  • Introducing the Living Pension 
    • Shelley Morris, Living Wage Foundation 

14:20 – Keynote: Labour’s pension priorities 

  • Jonathan Ashworth, shadow work and pensions secretary
  • Antonia Bance, TUC head of campaigns and communications

15:00 – Coffee 

15:15 – Panel: Extending working lives  

  • Kudsia Batool, TUC head of Equalities and Strategy 
  • Emily Andrews, Centre for Ageing Better deputy director for work 
  • Teresa Donegan, Unison head of learning and organising services 
  • Anjum Klair, TUC policy officer 

16:00 – Debate: Big ideas to fix the pension system 

  • Baron Davies of Brixton, Labour peer 
  • Kyalo Fulcher, Fabian Society economic and finance policy group pensions lead
  • Adrienne Buller, Commonwealth director of research 
  • Gregg McClymont, IFM executive director - public affairs

16:30 - 17.30 - Drinks reception sponsored by IFM Investors

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