Schemes will not have to equalise survivor benefits for widowers and same sex partners after an appeal in the Walker vs Innospec case was dismissed today.
Lawyers said it the decision to dismiss appeals in this case and O'Brien vs Ministry of Justice was unsurprising, but would mean schemes that had not already equalised benefits would avoid a £3bn hit....
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