The combined funding level decreased by just over four percentage points by the end of last month to 93.6%, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest update.
A typical defined benefit (DB) scheme was able to meet 92.9% of its accrued pension rights as of 30 September, according to Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).
Plastics manufacturer Carclo has missed yet another dividend as it continues to battle its defined benefit (DB) pension funding shortfall.
The pensions watchdog's chief executive speaks to Stephanie Baxter about some of The Pensions Regulator's key priorities during her last few months in post
Support staff at Manchester University have overwhelmingly voted to take strike action over plans to reduce and close the defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
Susan Martin says there are lots of challenges to grapple with ahead of next year's LGPS valuations.
There is a lack of clarity over DB funding targets. Adolfo Aponte says more transparency in this area could have significant benefits.
Willis Towers Watson's LifeSight is the first defined contribution (DC) master trust to allocate around half of equity investments in the default fund to environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies.
The UK could see a "revival" of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the future, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) chief executive says.
Some 53 FTSE 100 sponsors made "significant" deficit recovery contributions (DRCs) to their defined benefit (DB) schemes over the year to 31 March 2018, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Motoring giant Ford has agreed to offer members of its UK defined benefit (DB) scheme the right to partially transfer their pension.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) must be given more targeted powers but maintain flexibility around defined benefit (DB) scheme funding, concludes a survey by the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).
Significantly improved funding levels and bulk annuity options have brought forward the need for defined benefit (DB) trustees to renew their focus on endgame planning.
John McAleer sets out four areas where a change in approach to managing mature pension funds could lead to better outcomes for members, trustees and sponsors.
Premier Inn owner Whitbread has cut its defined benefit (DB) pension deficit to £162m ahead of its agreed £3.9bn sale of Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola.
Trends in longevity and mortality have proven difficult to forecast historically, but are vital to funding schemes and ensuring adequate retirement pots. James Phillips explores the key influences
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is being pressed to ignore advice from a joint expert panel, which would store up problems with "pernicious consequences" for the higher education sector.
Pension freedoms could generate as much as £1.9bn a year in tax revenue for the next 10 years, according to research by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI).
A looming court decision on gender equalisation of pension schemes could hit FTSE 100 profits by up to £15bn, Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) says.
GMB members working for the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) have voted for strike action over proposed changes to their defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
In this week's Pensions Buzz, respondents warned schemes being required to offer partial transfers could lead to too many administrative burdens
The aggregate risk across defined benefit (DB) schemes in the FTSE 100 has fallen by almost a quarter since 2017 but 12.5% are still at risk of failure, research suggests.
The combined defined benefit (DB) funding level increased to 97.7% at the end of September, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest update.
Collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes could be a "halfway house" for the public sector but will appeal to "very much a minority" in the private sector, Baroness Ros Altmann says.