Scheme surpluses increasingly seen as assets by corporate sponsors

Consultants say ‘mood music’ change has led to heightened focus on how to unlock surpluses

Martin Richmond
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Scheme surpluses increasingly seen as assets by corporate sponsors

Pension scheme surpluses are increasingly being seen as assets by sponsoring employers and may need “greater consideration” when conducting corporate transactions, consultants say.

Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) said changes to government regulation and consistently high levels of scheme funding had created a shift in the "mood music" where pension scheme surpluses could be seen ...

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