The aggregate funding position - total assets minus total liabilities - of defined benefit schemes improved by over £40bn over the last month, the Pension Protection Fund says.
The lifeboat fund said its PPF7800 index showed the aggregate deficit of UK schemes fell from £200.1bn at the end of June to £158.1bn at the end of July. However, this compares with a deficit of £18.8bn...
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers