The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched a crackdown on companies using asset-backed contribution structures (ABCs) that reclassify pension obligations as equity instruments in their accounts.
The watchdog said it had intervened with several companies that had structured ABCs in this way, and in each case the company had revised either the structure or the valuation of the arrangements. It...
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