Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has said it will go ahead with its 31 March valuation despite significant falls in asset values over the past month.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is “pulling out all the stops” to help struggling employers during the Covid-19 crisis, although latest guidance may put trustees in a “challenging” position, the industry says.
Trustees “must be confident” they can continue to take care of members despite the ongoing financial fallouts caused by the spread of coronavirus, says Dalriada Trustees.
Millions of public sector workers will be able to choose whether their pension provision should be accrued under legacy or reformed schemes under government plans announced yesterday.
As the Covid-19 crisis sees employers seeking changes or suspensions to deficit contributions, Richard Knight looks at how schemes should respond to such requests.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) must adopt a “pragmatic” approach to the 15% of UK schemes that have valuation dates within the next three weeks, Aon has said.
The trustees of the £2bn Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme are seeking court approval to use scheme funds in potential upcoming legal battles.
The Laura Ashley Retirement Benefits Scheme is expected to enter Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment after the textile designer filed for administration today.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) has rattled investors of all kinds, but the market reaction poses some challenges unique to pension funds, Duncan Lamont writes.
Defined benefit (DB) consolidator Clara is in talks over a £200m fundraising exercise, PP understands.
The government will raise the two tapered annual allowance thresholds by £90,000 in a bid to reduce the tax impact on high-earning NHS staff.
The Bank of England’s decision to cut the base rate by 50 basis points (bps) will prove challenging for both pension schemes and retirees, the industry warns.
Professional Pensions' research reveals dramatic differences in behaviours between small schemes and their larger peers when it comes to selecting fiduciary management providers.
The impact of coronavirus has added £100bn to defined benefit (DB) schemes in just one week, according to Hymans Robertson.
The industry has positive expectations for The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) forthcoming funding code for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, according to Aon.
Taylor Wimpey saw an actuarial loss on its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme of £8.9m in the year ending 31 December 2019, significantly lower than the £84.3m loss the year prior.
Life expectancy grew by less than a year for both men and women in the last ten years, with health inequalities widening at the same time, the Institute of Health Equality has concluded.
BAE Systems will make a one-off payment of £1bn into its pension scheme “in the coming months” to plug a £1.9bn hole.
PASA’s DB transfers code of good practice is asking the industry to commit to delivering faster, safer transfers. Holly Roach reports
As the number of Coronavirus cases continues to grow, Calum Cooper looks at the potential impact on DB scheme liabilities and sponsor covenants.
PPF head of investment strategy Ian Scott tells James Phillips about the fund’s in-sourcing programme, recruitment, and investment risk management.
Universities and College Union (UCU) members are set to begin 14 days of strike action in the largest wave of staff strikes ever seen on UK campuses.
The government is set to start consulting on how the Retail Prices Index (RPI) is calculated in its Budget on 11 March. Keith Webster warns the industry may currently be sleepwalking into this change.