The British Medical Association has taken the first step towards industrial action by surveying doctors on their readiness to strike over planned changes to their pensions.
The organisation has sent out papers to its 130,000 members to find out whether they accept the government's offer and to gauge what level of industrial action they would back to secure concessions...
Defined benefit (DB) schemes are looking for alternatives to seeking additional cash contributions from sponsors to manage payouts in the wake of the Covid-19 market disruption, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) will look to appoint a new administrator to oversee an investigation into the collapse of Laura Ashley, according to reports.
Down again from March
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the April 2020 estimates on the various measures…
The Society of Pension Professionals (SPP) estimates only 5-10% of scheme sponsors will suspend or reduce contributions during the coronavirus pandemic while majority have no need to alter their payment schedules.