UK - The release yesterday of the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF's) levy estimate for 2007/2008 has prompted widespread and varied criticism from consultants.
The PPF set its levy estimate for 2007/2008 at £675m - more than double the £324m the fund is expected to collect for 2006/2007. It said the increase would help make up for the undercollection this year...
UK - Government plans to cut a subsidy boosting the appeal of solar panel infrastructure investments could scupper scheme plans to use these investments as part of their liability matching strategies, fund managers say.
UK - Aegon is to close its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual in March 2013 as part of its restructure and cost saving programme.
UK - The Pension Protection Fund has published its annual report - revealing a surplus of £678m ($1.1bn) at 31 March.
UK - Schemes looking to maximise returns in a low interest rate environment must work closely with investment banks to boost member outcomes, Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond says.
UK -More than 40% of firms have closed or are in the process of closing their defined benefit pension schemes, latest research from Aon Hewitt shows.