Defined benefit (DB) schemes fell back into deficit on aggregate over December as gilt yields and asset returns fell, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) says.
At the end of 2018, the combined funding level of 5,450 schemes was 98% with a deficit of £31.9bn on a section 179 basis, compared to 100.9% and a surplus of £14.3bn in November. Some 3,271 schemes...
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.
Jump from 554 in 2019