The combined accounting surplus of Royal Mail's two defined benefit (DB) pension plans grew by 12% in the year to 26 March 2017, the company's annual report has revealed.
The two schemes - the Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP) and the Royal Mail Senior Executives Pension Plan (RMSEPP) - had a surplus of £3.8bn on the IAS 19 measure, compared with £3.4bn as at 27 March 2016....
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