UK - Thousands more people are now receiving compensation from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), latest figures reveal.
The PPF said this had now brought the number of schemes it had rescued since it was established in April 2005 to 57. The addition of these schemes brings the total number of people now receiving their pension from the fund to 15,935.
Many of the schemes which transferred in August have around 200 members but others, including the Asprey Group Staff Pension Scheme and Leyland Daf Vans Pension Scheme, have a combined 2,700 members.
The figures also showed the PPF had paid out almost £2.3m ($4m) in compensation this month alone and the average yearly compensation payment was £4,700 per person.
The PPF was designed to bail out insolvent pension schemes where the employer had gone bust and is funded by a levy on all private sector pension schemes.
And the amount of pension each person receives depends on their financial situations and age among other factors. It does not pay full compensation to all members of schemes that have gone bust.
People who have reached their own scheme's pension age will get 100% of their pension payments, but those yet to retire are guaranteed only to receive 90% of their accrued pensions.
Enhanced powers for The Pensions Regulator (TPR) to prosecute and fine company directors who "wilfully or recklessly" put their defined benefit (DB) pension scheme at risk will be hard to enforce, commentators say.
Melrose has pledged to contribute up to £1bn to GKN's pension schemes as part of a final offer to acquire the engineering business.
Existing master trusts will be forced to pay £41,000 when applying for authorisation under the upcoming regime, the government has confirmed.
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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.