Workers at United Utilities are set to vote on industrial action if the firm goes ahead with plans to close its defined benefit (DB) scheme.
Four unions - Unison, Unite, GMB and Prospect - have balloted members in response to the firms statutory consultation on the closure, which started last month. Between 96% and 97% of members rejected...
Defined benefit (DB) transfer values continued to increase to yet another record high during July but the number of people opting to exit final salary schemes remains steady, according to XPS Transfer Watch.
Over a third of defined benefit (DB) schemes with valuations between September 2017 and September 2018 were in surplus, according to data from The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
Advice giant Quilter has set aside £24m to compensate British Steel workers advised to transfer out of their defined benefit (DB) pensions by Lighthouse, doubling its previous redress provisions.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the July 2020 estimates on the various measures…
Defined benefit (DB) schemes will have to wait an extra year and a half on average to agree a buyout compared to their pre-Covid-19 endgame journey plans, Barnett Waddingham estimates.