Professional Pensions | 13 Dec 2012 | 10:03 |
Fears retiring baby boomers will monopolise resources and limit economic growth for future generations are “nothing to worry about”, according to sociologist Frank Ferudi.
The £13m Ring pension scheme has entered the Pension Protection Fund, after trustees and advisers whittled down a list of over 40 companies to just four sponsors and triggered their insolvency.
Professional Pensions | 26 Nov 2012 | 13:12 |
Contradictory rulings from the Pensions Ombudsman will leave trustees uncertain how to handle member complaints about errors in their benefit statements, lawyers warn.
Professional Pensions | 07 Nov 2012 | 13:29 |
Bridge Trustees, the trustee arm of law firm Eversheds, has appointed Julia Delaney as chief trust executive.
Professional Pensions | 24 Oct 2012 | 16:55 |
Employers considering moving fully to defined contribution should consider the benefits of defined ambition according to Eversheds pensions partner François Barker.
Professional Pensions | 22 Oct 2012 | 13:09 |
Auto-enrolment could increase employers’ payroll costs by 10% according to research from Eversheds.
Professional Pensions | 21 Sep 2012 | 12:58 |
Reformed public sector pension schemes will have to undergo further changes within the next 25 years, undermining claims the settlement will last a generation, Lord Hutton says.
Professional Pensions | 29 Mar 2012 | 08:00 |
Europe’s latest white paper on pension provision has done little to allay fears for UK defined benefit schemes should Solvency II come into force.
Professional Pensions | 17 Feb 2012 | 11:35 |
Michael Bow looks at the background to The Pensions Regulator’s decision to issue a financial support direction against five ITV group companies.
Professional Pensions | 09 Feb 2012 | 08:00
Broadcaster ITV found itself in the headlines last week after The Pensions Regulator issued a determination ordering it to support the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme, a fund burdened with a deficit of £62m.
Professional Pensions | 02 Feb 2012 | 08:00 |
An innovative test case regarding the wind-up of a scheme destined for the Financial Assistance Scheme used fictional members as representative defendants to reduce costs.
Professional Pensions | 20 Jan 2012 | 12:31 |
The historic Wedgwood Museum collection could be sold off after the High Court ruled the artefacts could be disposed of to pay off debts, which include a £134m liability owed to the pension scheme.
Professional Pensions | 20 Dec 2011 | 12:25 |
The introduction of Solvency II–type regime for schemes would be a “nightmare scenario” for Britain and kill off defined benefit provision entirely, politicians warn.
Professional Pensions | 15 Dec 2011 | 08:00 |
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