In the first feature of a three-part series, Iain Clacher and Con Keating look back at the UK’s defined benefit universe, exploring why the schemes were set up, how they have changed, and the case for their creation.
Since their heyday in the 1990s, UK occupational defined benefit (DB) schemes have been winding up at a rate of about one every two days. Their replacement, defined contribution (DC) schemes, are a poor...
DB scheme consolidator Stoneport hopes to get 100 schemes signed up by the end of next year, but employer covenant will be vital, chief executive Richard Jones tells James Phillips.
The outlook for future longevity in the UK has not necessarily worsened as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Aon says.
Mitchells & Butlers has deferred £13m of deficit recovery contributions (DRCs) after tier four Covid restrictions wreaked havoc across the hospitality sector.
British Airways (BA) has deferred deficit recovery contributions (DRCs) totalling £450m following an agreement with trustees after a catastrophic year for the airline industry.
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