Just under two-thirds of trustees have taken action to prepare for the impact of any Brexit outcome on their sponsor covenant and investments, Hymans Robertson research finds.
Marc Hommel says some employers are insufficiently prepared to engage their trustees on how they intend to manage liquidity and other adverse aspects resulting from Brexit
UK pension schemes have been asked to participate in a European-wide stress test despite the departure from the European Union being expected imminently.
One third of schemes have calculated transfer values for guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation, according to last week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
Steve Webb says the sooner government as a whole, and HMRC in particular, has the bandwidth to return to the domestic agenda, the better it will be
Inflation in the UK rose slightly in February to 1.9% on the back of higher food prices, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Concern about the potential impact on employer covenants has been rated the top risk for defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a PTL survey.
Collective defined contribution (CDC) provision will be introduced slowly, starting specifically with a Royal Mail scheme and then rolling it out more widely, the government has confirmed.
This week's top stories included warnings that defined benefit (DB) transfers could become more difficult for trustees to process after regulatory register changes.
Robin Ellison says the one great advantage of the Brexit experience has been the inability of government to pass much new legislation affecting pensions
Philip Hammond's Spring Statement was empty of any direct pension news as the Treasury sought to avoid major policy announcements.
UK gross domestic product (GDP) is set to grow by 1.2% in 2019, less than the 1.3% forecast in the 2018 Autumn Budget, but the economy will expand over the each of the next five year's, Chancellor Philip Hammond said in today's Spring Statement.
The Spring Statement is likely to be overshadowed by Brexit but there is still much to do in pensions. Kim Kaveh and Holly Roach take a look at the industry's wishlist.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has lost its place on the PensionsEurope board after downgrading its status ahead of Brexit.
Crashing out of the European Union without a deal could push up UK defined benefit (DB) scheme liabilities by £140bn, says Columbia Threadneedle Investments.
We have gone well past the brink of things not being good and the last 10 years have turned out to be so different relative to what was reasonably predicted, according to Paul Johnson.
This week's top stories include news that Aon had launched and then abandoned talks with Willis Towers Watson over a potential merger.
Sponsors and trustees of defined benefit (DB) schemes with 31 March valuation dates need to discuss their options given the clash with Brexit, according to Aon.
Holly Roach speaks to PASA's Kim Gubler about the year ahead, how technology is developing to help the industry and the benefits of the pensions dashboard.
Jonathon Land says 'wait and see' is no longer an option and trustees should be proactive to ensure they are on a robust footing ahead of 29 March
Defined benefit (DB) funding levels improved by just 40 basis points during January, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Treasury launches fresh inquiry into post-Brexit financial regulation as UK enters 'uncharted waters'
The Treasury Select Committee has launched a new inquiry into the future of the UK's financial services once it has left the European Union.
A number of pension schemes have been prompted to lock in gains with a move into bonds after the estimated deficit across FTSE 100 DB pension schemes improved by £36bn, over the 12 months ending 30 June last year, JLT Employment Benefits found.
The government's latest draft no-deal Brexit regulations outline the end of the cross-border regime, but offer no guarantee of protection for members. James Phillips reports.