The PLSA's DB taskforce has released more details about its suggested scheme consolidation route, but questions remain about how it would work in practice. James Phillips reports
Consolidating defined benefit (DB) schemes could give members greater security and lead to more affordable benefits, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's (PLSA) taskforce has said.
A panel at this year's Trustee Senate discussed strains in the DB system and what can be done about them. Michael Klimes reports
The industry must change its mind-set that consolidation of defined benefit (DB) funds is too difficult, according to DB Taskforce chairman Ashok Gupta.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has advocated a "full merger" of defined benefit (DB) schemes which splits employers from their burgeoning obligations.
The DB Taskforce's interim report reveals the risk of schemes not paying benefits in full is higher than previously thought. Jonathan Stapleton looks at the findings and assesses what can be done.
The defined benefit (DB) regulatory framework is too rigid and needs to be made adaptable to ensure scheme sustainability, according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
The UK should appreciate its defined benefit (DB) system and not make hasty reforms which undermine its sustainability according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The industry has come up with various ways to solve the numerous challenges faced by DB schemes. Kristian Brunt-Seymour examines responses to the DB Taskforce's call for evidence.
The de-risking phenomenon is drying up long-term investment in younger generations as companies are forced to put more into defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to Ashok Gupta.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's DB taskforce is exploring whether members should be better informed about the risks to their benefits. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at how this could work