Premier Inn owner Whitbread has cut its defined benefit (DB) pension deficit to £162m ahead of its agreed £3.9bn sale of Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola.
The group proposed the sale of Costa on 31 August, pledging to make an additional contribution to the group's nearly 38,000 member DB scheme, which closed to future accrual in 2009. The sale is due to...
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) trustee board has warned investment returns will be lower in the future than expected as it edges closer to concluding its 2020 valuation.
Pension transfer values ended 2020 at £259,000, 8% higher than the start of the year, according to XPS Pensions, after suffering periods of substantial volatility linked to the pandemic while potential scams reached record highs.
The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) long-term funding approach will put extra financial pressure on UK pension scheme sponsors, according to Aon.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the December 2020 estimates on the various measures…
Schemes need to dynamically and closely monitor the position of their employer covenant and its corporate longevity, ensuring the assessment is not conducted in isolation, the Employer Covenant Practitioners Association (ECPA) says.