CH2M has announced proposed plans to curb benefits for the 3,300 members of the beleaguered Halcrow Pension Scheme (HPS).
The Pensions Ombudsman Service has started publishing adjudicators' opinions and formal Ombudsman determinations in a bid to be more open, transparent and accountable to the public.
Longevity risk remains a top concern for a quarter of pension professionals according to research by State Street.
The Halcrow Pensioners Association (HPA) says The Pensions Regulator (TPR) could have done more to help prevent the scheme's spiralling pension deficit.
Research shows a potential drop in annual EU migration following Brexit could force the government to lower the state pension and further increase the age it can be accessed. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at the figures
FTSE100 companies overall scheme deficits have reduced by over £15bn according to Barnett Waddingham's annual Accounting for Pension Costs by FTSE100 Companies report.
The first six months of 2016 has been a whirlwind time for the pensions industry. The Association of Consulting Actuaries' incoming chair tells Kristian Brunt-Seymour about the policy changes he would like to see.
The most popular stories were plans to slash the British Steel Pension Scheme's liabilities, the launch of an inquiry into the whole DB universe, and how Brexit could reduce the state pension.
Reductions in annual EU migration in the event of Brexit could force the government to lower the state pension and further increase the age it can be accessed.
A guide has been published to help trustees and other industry professionals understand how medical underwriting can be used to de-risk defined benefit (DB) schemes.
Total deficits of defined benefit (DB) schemes exceeded £300bn for the first time in May reaching record levels, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Aegon has called for the introduction of triggers for automatically increasing pension savings to tackle the issue of people not contributing enough.
Chief financial officers (CFOs) are concerned they may have to sell their defined benefit (DB) assets at reduced prices to meet pension payments according to Hymans Robertson.
More than a quarter of savers (28%) have never reviewed their retirement savings, according to figures from Aviva.
Eversheds has been appointed to provide legal advice to the trustee of the P&O Pension Scheme, with effect from May 2016.
Events this year have raised the issue of whether the industry and trustees should give earlier warnings to the regulator and PPF about issues with DB schemes. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at the options.
Scottish Widows has secured its second bulk annuity deal with a £54m buy-in for Barloworld UK Pension Scheme after the insurer entered the market last year.
Nearly 60% of advisers believe a digital dashboard will help people engage in retirement planning.
Everyone should be offered the option to draw their state pension earlier than the default age at reduced cost, according to Aegon.
Actions to tackle the lack of data quality must be spearheaded by the industry, according to JLT Employee Benefits' Bala Viswanathan.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's DB taskforce is exploring whether members should be better informed about the risks to their benefits. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at how this could work
Aegon has sold the final third of its UK annuity portfolio to Legal & General (L&G) as part of its strategy to free up capital from non-core business.
Plans to save the beleaguered Halcrow Pension Scheme have come under fire by the association representing some of its members. Kristian Brunt-Seymour reports.
The planned removal of the 15-year recovery plan end date for defined benefit (DB) schemes run by energy network operators has been welcomed.
The new pensions bill will cap early exit fees charged by trust-based occupational schemes in a bid to remove "unreasonable barriers" to accessing pension freedoms.
Employers must address the impact on death in service benefits following lifetime allowance (LTA) and pension protection changes according to Aon Employee Benefits.
Over half (57%) of people are more likely to stay with a company that offers pensions related advice according to Wealth Wizards.
Guidance has been published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) for employers participating in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
Punter Southall Administration Limited (PSAL) has taken over the administration of the Atkins Pension Plan.
Only 3% of final salary defined benefit (DB) schemes with assets of over £1bn are now open to new members according to Barnett Waddingham.
More than 100,000 employers and over three million members have been auto-enrolled into the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).
Mercer has launched the Mercer Jelf Financial Planning (MJFP) brand to bring together the Mercer and Jelf financial planning teams.
Macquarie University has been appointed by the Life & Longevity Markets Association (LLMA) to lead a project on assessing basis risk for longevity transactions.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme members need to be made more aware of the risks to their benefits according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's Ashok Gupta.
The trustees of the Aon Retirement Plan have concluded a buy-in with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) for around a third of the £3bn-4bn scheme.
Looking at human rationality is fundamental to unlocking the potential of pensions according to behavioural economist Paul Craven.
Most respondents believe more schemes will have to go into the lifeboat fund
IC Select has developed a standard to improve transparency and consistency of performance information across the fiduciary management sector.
After a solution to save the Halcrow's DB scheme was ruled illegal by the High Court, the trustees are looking at an alternative option. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at the case.
The total funding level of the 5,945 schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 index rose slightly to 83% by the end of April.
Punter Southall Aspire has launched a master trust for defined benefit (DB) schemes with additional voluntary contributions (AVCs).
Whistleblowing reports to the Pensions Regulator (TPR) have increased by 29% during the last year amid concerns many small employers are not complying with auto-enrolment (AE).
Lack of an agreed definition of value for money is posing many challenges for the industry. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at research by the Pensions Policy Institute which suggests a number of solutions
Spence & Partners has won a mandate to provide actuarial, investment and administrative services to the Simons Group's Pensions & Life Assurance Scheme.
Martin Collins has joined KPMG as director of its team that advises banks and trustees on managing pension liabilities.
Three out of five pension experts will vote to remain in Europe as the 23 June referendum looms, according to research by Mallowstreet.
Major jobs cuts are anticipated at pension services firm Diligenta which provides services to some of the biggest pension insurers.
Trustees relying on equities and gilt yields to improve are taking a big gamble and could result in a rush of schemes going bust, says Hugh Nolan.