Royal Mail has started a formal consultation process on closing its "unaffordable" defined benefit (DB) scheme to future accrual from April 2018.
The plan, which was first announced in August last year, could affect around 90,000 employees. The scheme reported a surplus of £1.77bn on an IAS 19 accounting basis as of 31 March 2016, with assets...
Pension schemes have been “shoehorned” into valuing liabilities against gilts, creating a “herd mentality” that does not reflect scheme funding accurately, says PwC.
As over 1,000 DB schemes seek to agree a valuation amid the crisis, Hope William-Smith looks at the considerations.
Trustees should have the ability to pause suspected scam transfers, respondents agreed in a Professional Pensions poll.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme members with weaker employers face a 50% chance of a cut in benefits due to sponsor insolvency, according to Hymans Robertson.
Mercer has launched a defined benefit (DB) master trust in a bid to offer a “best-in-class solution” that recognises the shrinking universe.