UK - The prime minister has ordered a major review of MPs' pension arrangements which could see the defined benefit scheme switched to defined contribution.
The letter - to SSRB chairman Bill Cockburn - asked him to consider a full range of option to cut taxpayers contributions to the Parliamentary Contribution Pension Fund.
These included increases in the pension age, changes to ill-health retirement ground and changes in the rate of accrual.
The move follows a series of calls from organisations and companies for an overhaul of public sector pension arrangements.
In December the Confederation of British Industry called for the "Turner-style" independent commission to investigate the full extent of public sector pension liabilities.
The employers body urged the government to "come clean" about the ballooning cost of unfunded public sector pension provision.
Conservative leader David Cameron said in November, last year, he would switch the scheme to DC if he became prime minister. He also hinted at a wider ranging review of public sector pensions, however, pensions spokesman Nigel Waterson said no detailed plans had been drawn up.
A former energy and climate change secretary has said that by continuing to invest in fossil fuel firms, pension schemes are just making the climate change crisis even worse.
The Royal Mail Defined Benefit Cash Balance Scheme (DBCBS) has ended its first full-year with a £9m actuarial surplus, the company says.
The Salvus Master Trust has launched a mobile app for members after employers revealed they wanted their members to have more access to online tools.
A rise in UK inflation back above the Bank of England's 2% target rate will not change the thinking of its Monetary Policy Committee with regards to interest rates, experts have said.