UK - BBC director-general Greg Dyke has assured staff there are no plans to replace the £6.5bn final salary with a defined contribution plan.
But a member-nominated trustee warned that contribution rates are likely to rise.
The trustee said: “The reduced contribution rate that we’ve enjoyed over the last decade will probably have to end, and we should all expect to pay more into the scheme if we wish to keep it in its current ‘Rolls Royce’ form.”
But BBC head of pensions Rhoslyn Roberts stressed contribution rates would not be determined until the latest triennial actuarial report is completed by Watson Wyatt at the end of this year.
Roberts said: “At the moment it is difficult to say whether contributions will increase, because we don’t have the results of the latest valuation.”
The last valuation completed in 1999 found the scheme was £611m in surplus.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has set out plans to use "new regulatory initiatives" with over 1,000 schemes as it aims to tighten its regulatory grip and boost member outcomes.
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