Defined benefit (DB) schemes are to be offered a new consolidator as the former chief of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) launches 'The Pension SuperFund'.
Tim Sharp says the government has missed some big opportunities to help workers in the DB white paper.
GKN has slammed Melrose for making 'misleading' comments relating to the engineering giant's two UK defined benefit (DB) schemes.
The closure of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) to future accrual means 20,000 active members will move to an 'enhanced' defined contribution (DC) scheme, after the company reached a deal with the union.
Melrose has pledged to contribute up to £1bn to GKN's pension schemes as part of a final offer to acquire the engineering business.
UPDATE 2 - DWP publishes DB white paper: Stronger powers for TPR, DB chair statements to be introduced
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will be given the power to fine company bosses who deliberately puts their defined benefit (DB) schemes at risk, the government has confirmed.
An independent expert panel will be commissioned to review how the £6.1bn funding deficit figure for the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) was reached, Universities UK (UUK) has announced.
The Co-operative Bank is set to continue de-risking pension schemes after it mitigated further losses by switching from the retail prices index (RPI) to the consumer prices index (CPI).
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) members should be responsible for most of the cost of increased contributions if the scheme's defined benefit (DB) section remains open to accrual, Pensions Buzz respondents say.
The debate around defined benefit (DB) pension transfers will "come to a head when the stock markets fall", according to a panel of retirement specialists.
BT and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) are said to be close to a deal over the closure of the telecoms company's defined benefit (DB) scheme.
Most schemes use a gilts plus discount rate for funding valuations. But, as Ben Gold explains, these can be poor predictors of scheme returns and explores three alternatives for trustees to consider.
The initial funding level test criterion for the new British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) have been "comfortably met", according to the trustee.
Strike action is set to continue at universities across the country after the University and College Union (UCU) rejected a negotiated deal to reform the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).
Defined benefit (DB) schemes saw a £21.1bn growth in their funding shortfall last month as both gilt yields and equities suffered falls, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Universities UK (UUK) has come to an agreement with the University and College Union (UCU) over the future of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), reducing entitlement but maintaining defined benefit (DB) accrual.
GKN's proposed merger deal with Dana means over two thirds of the group's gross pension liabilities will remain with the engineering giant, according to Melrose.
The latest ONS data on pensions offers a snapshot of the UK's pension entitlements. Victoria Ticha takes a look at what the numbers show.
GKN has reached an agreement with its scheme trustees as part of a $6bn (£4.3bn) proposal to merge its Driveline businesses with Dana Incorporated.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed it has had a total of 24 meetings with Carillion, and 45 meetings with the trustees since 2008.
High profile corporate failures such as Carillion have left schemes facing significant losses. Andrew Palmer looks at how to avoid such issues in future.
Total UK pension liabilities rose to approximately £7.6trn from 2010 to 2015, according to the latest data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Any further changes to tax relief would undoubtedly add to the cost and complexity of running a DB scheme, says Steve Webb
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has expressed concern that a Melrose Industries takeover of GKN is likely to have a "detrimental impact" on the GKN defined benefit (DB) scheme.