The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has received formal notification from Austin Reed's administrators, which could trigger an assessment period for its pension scheme.
It comes as the 116-year-old high street retailer filed for insolvency on 26 April just a day after British Home Stores (BHS) called in the administrators. The privately owned company operates one combined...
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has expressed it is disappointed with the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) general levy consultation – saying there should be no increase in the levy without structural reform.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees are looking to their schemes to provide them with better technological support, with eight in ten agreeing ad-hoc and online meetings will permanently replace the pre-Covid quarterly meeting cycle.
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The Debenhams brand and website has been acquired by online fashion retailer Boohoo for £55m, although the pension scheme, shops, and stock will not be purchased.
Con Keating says last week’s Pensions Buzz survey indicates the true feeling of directly affected schemes to The Pensions Regulator’s DB funding code proposals.