Private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes were 96.3% funded on a Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation basis at the end of July, according to the lifeboat fund's monthly index.
On aggregate, the 5,588 schemes in the PPF 7800 Index had a s179 deficit of £62.8bn at the end of the month, 27% down from £85.6bn at the end of June. Total assets amounted to £1.62trn while liabilities...
The parent of collapsed UK retailer Mothercare has secured a revised payment schedule with its pension scheme trustees and said it is “on track” with its planned recapitalisation.
Only a “comprehensive rethink” will be able to fix the “bloated, inefficient mess” of the current pension tax system, says Hargreaves Lansdown head of policy Tom McPhail.
The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) has rejected a number of complaints from members of the embattled and collapsed British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS).
Plenty of risk remains in the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) universe but the outlook on funding levels is positive, the lifeboat says as it launches its 2019 Purple Book.
A self-sufficiency approach is not riskless and trustees must consider covenant strength and longevity exposure. Chris Ramsey looks at the key considerations of running schemes on.