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.
Industry commentators are expecting markets to remain volatile as uncertainty continues following the historic defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday night.
This week's top stories were the DWP fixing the 'nonsensical' no-deal Brexit investment regulations, and the Resolution Foundation urging the government to cap the pension tax-free lump sum at £40,000.
Despite the gloom around Brexit and all the challenges facing pensions, there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful. Top industry commentators tell Stephanie Baxter why there is cause for optimism
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has amended draft no-deal Brexit regulations to remove a provision which would have made scheme investments illegal.
Crashing out of the European Union without a deal could cause a 37% increase in the aggregate buyout deficit for defined benefit (DB) schemes, says Cardano.
The bulk annuity market is set to grow to historically high levels in 2019 with £30bn worth of deals expected over the year, according to Willis Towers Watson (WTW).
This week's top stories included proposed draft regulations in a no-deal Brexit which would make scheme investments illegal, and Esther McVey's resignation as secretary of state.
The government has outlined how scheme investment regulations would be changed in the event of a no-deal Brexit. James Phillips explores the impact.
Employers whose dividend to deficit recovery contribution (DRCs) ratios fall outside the "normal range" should expect to see higher regulatory scrutiny, although no fixed ratio will be set.
Mike Amey of PIMCO looks at how pension schemes can best navigate and prepare for Brexit over the next few weeks and months
Andy Palmer says trustees and employers should prepare for a no deal, which could pose big risks to sponsor covenants
The government needs to boost pension schemes' access to illiquid investments, remedy the net-pay tax relief anomaly, and focus on securing a "successful Brexit" for pensions in its upcoming Budget, says the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)....
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
UK inflation unexpectedly rose to 2.7% in August, beating analysts' expectations of a drop to 2.4% from 2.5% the previous month.
Hyperbolic discounting and political temptation: Why Brexit-fuelled AE reversal would be a 'monumental' mistake
The home secretary has suggested AE should be scrapped in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Darren Philp explains why this would be misguided
This week's top stories included the government admitting that expatriate pensioners across the UK and EU may lose access to their pensions if Brexit negotiations conclude with no deal.
More than 300,000 pensioners may lose access to their pensions if the UK is unable to agree a Brexit deal, the government has conceded.
The proposed cold-calling ban may be ineffective if a collaborative regulatory approach between the UK and the European Union (EU) is not maintained post-Brexit, the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) has warned.
Mike Amey of PIMCO explains why there is a lot more to the UK outlook than Brexit, important though it is.
Nine in ten respondents said around 160,000 pages of legislation is too much
MPs have again been warned that it may become illegal to pay private pensions to expat Britons if the government fails to secure a Brexit deal.
The government has backed down from its calls for mutual regulatory recognition post Brexit and will now push for a deal that will see UK and EU financial services firms' access to each other's markets scaled back when the country leaves the bloc.