Half of defined benefit schemes will be closed to future accrual by the end of the year as quantitative easing increases costs, a consultant predicts.
Aon Hewitt benefit design specialist James Patten said the Bank of England’s policy – the third round of which began last week raising fears over continued “scheme funding torture” (PP Online, 9 February)...
The secretary of state for work and pensions has told MPs clawback and avoidance measures could be imposed for the people responsible for driving Carillion over the cliff.
Occupational pension provision has continued to grow in value, but there remains large variance in incomes across the pensioner age group, according to latest government data.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes could have an aggregate surplus by 2021 under Pension Protection Fund (PPF) projections, its strategic plan for 2018 to 2021 reveals.
Investment consultants are failing to recommend products that outperform net of fees, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said as its investigation into the market continues.