More than two years' worth of dividends are needed to plug the £4.7bn defined benefit (DB) pensions deficits for 23 FTSE 250 companies, JLT Employee Benefits research shows.
The consultancy's study - The FTSE 250 and their Pension Disclosures - found a further 12 companies would need to make payments worth up to two years' dividends, and another 56 could settle the deficit...
PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released its first batch of guidance setting out how the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) conversion legislation may be used to resolve unequal payments.
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