Lockdowns lead to tripling in weak DB sponsor support

PwC index finds winter lockdown undid improvements from summer reopening

James Phillips
clock • 2 min read

The combined impact of the UK’s three national lockdowns has led to a tripling in the number of FTSE 350 firms with a weaker ability to support their defined benefit (DB) schemes, says PwC.

The financial services firm's Pension Support Index (PSI) found that 17% of these sponsors had a score of 60 or below, which suggests a lower level of support to any DB schemes. The index gives ...

To continue reading this article...

Join Professional Pensions

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the industry
  • Receive our in-depth monthly magazine in either print or digital format
  • Access our Sustainable Investment Hub covering news and opinion from thought leaders in the ESG space
  • Receive important and breaking news stories selected by the Editors in our daily newsletter
  • Hear from industry experts and other forward-thinking leaders
  • Receive a monthly members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from leading industry experts and a feature from the magazine in advance of its release date

Join now

 

Already a Professional Pensions
member?

Login

James Phillips
Author spotlight

James Phillips

Professional Pensions journalist from 2016-2022

More on Defined Benefit

UK DB profit warnings fall for first time in a year

UK DB profit warnings fall for first time in a year

EY-Parthenon report shows 18 profit warnings were issued by UK sponsors with a DB scheme

Holly Roach
clock 16 May 2024 • 2 min read
Professional Pensions' DB Funding Index

Professional Pensions' DB Funding Index

How the funding of defined benefit pension schemes is changing

Jonathan Stapleton
clock 14 May 2024 • 1 min read
Partner Insight: Using DB surplus to support DC provision

Partner Insight: Using DB surplus to support DC provision

Aggregate defined benefit (DB) funding levels have improved to over 130% resulting in over 80% of DB schemes now being in surplus.*

Yassin Isman, Associate Partner, Aon
clock 13 May 2024 • 4 min read
Trustpilot