The funding level of Tesco's defined benefit (DB) pension scheme has fallen yet again as it revealed its first-half profits have more than halved.
The troubled supermarket's pension deficit rose to £4.2bn on an accounting basis at the end of the first half of its financial year from £3.9bn at the end of February, according to its half-year report....
Although 2020 was a challenging year, Aon's Dave Barratt says the bulk annuity market was very resilient, with a well-functioning insurance market, large volumes of business written and 2020 finishing up as the second busiest year on record.
The uncertainty surrounding the potential impact of so-called long Covid and behavioural changes heightens the need for schemes to increase their longevity hedging, says Prudential Financial.
Rothesay wrote £7bn of bulk annuity business over the course of last year, with 12 further schemes now benefitting from the insurer’s policies.
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.