UK defined benefit (DB) schemes have increasingly undertaken benefit reviews over the last four years resulting in an acceleration of scheme closures, Aon research finds.
The consultant's latest Pension Benefit Design Survey revealed 105 of the 317 DB schemes it surveyed had reviewed their DB benefits, with 60% of schemes now closed to future accrual and a further 21% reducing...
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