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.
Partial defined benefit (DB) transfers are easier than trustees think and all schemes should offer them, XPS Pensions Group says.
Around three-fifths of respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz backed the view that trustees should take a proactive approach to engage with members when they are seeking to transfer out of their defined benefit (DB) scheme.
Lack of transparency means employees are in the dark over whether they are getting value for money from their pension, according to a report by the international labour union network.
As the volume of transfer value requests grows, trustees must decide whether to take a minimalist or proactive approach with members. James Phillips explores the pros and cons.
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for England and Wales is in a financially robust position and funds have vastly improved since 2013, according to the Government Actuary's Department (GAD).
Respondents disagree whether mixing of products would be beneficial for savers
It is important to look back at how the discount rate methodology came about in the first place, says Brighton Rock Group's head of research
Hilary Salt says we should look again at whether DB schemes should provide a partner pension given the vast social changes over recent decades