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...
Schemes could be charged a £1.5bn bill to equalise past defined benefit (DB) scheme transfers after last year’s landmark GMP equalisation ruling, says Buck.
The financial impact on defined benefit (DB) schemes from the Covid-19 pandemic is “likely to be marginal”, and only in the event of continued substantial additional deaths for many years would there be a significant reduction in UK DB scheme liabilities,...
Luke Hartley looks at recent cases involving House of Fraser, Silentnight and Johnston Press
Defined benefit (DB) pension transfer values recovered by about a third last month after February’s sharp fall, according to figures from XPS Pensions Group.
Guidelines on what is and is not viewed as defined benefit (DB) trustees providing members with regulated advice need to be clearer, respondents to a Professional Pensions survey say.