UK - The manufacturers' association, EEF, has urged the government provide powers to the Pensions Regulator to ensure potential employees are not discriminated against, following the introduction of the Pensions Bill 2007.
David Yeadle, deputy director of employment policy, EEF, said: "We understand there is to be an amendment to prevent employers screening out potential new workers wanting to join the pension scheme. "We...
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.