Government says consolidation of pension schemes could enable greener investments

It suggests defined contribution schemes have the benefit of being able to direct funds towards longer-term, illiquid investments such as housing, infrastructure and green infrastructure

The government has launched a consultation that will work to explore how pension schemes could invest in greener technologies and infrastructure.

The proposed measures would encourage pension schemes to invest in a more diverse range of long-term assets and could support the consolidation of smaller pension schemes into larger schemes.

The government says this would increase the share of assets invested into large, defined contribution (DC) schemes, which have the benefit of being able to direct funds towards longer-term, illiquid investments such as housing, infrastructure and green infrastructure.

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