B&CE, the provider of The People’s Pension, has furloughed just under a quarter of its members of staff in response to pressures from the Covid-19 crisis.
HM Revenue and Customs has extended the deadline for the issue of final reconciliation data cuts due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Retirees looking to access additional income from their defined benefit (DB) scheme during the Covid-19 crisis will be victims of a “capacity crunch” as suitable financial advisers flee the market, according to Barnett Waddingham.
Against a Covid-19 backdrop of deteriorating funding positions and reduced ability to pay DRCs, Alistair Russell-Smith looks at key actions for scheme sponsors.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the March 2020 estimates on the various measures…
Coronavirus Blog: B&CE furloughs 140 staff and changes charging structure; HMRC pushes back deadline for GMP data cuts
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Investment Association (IA) UK gilt funds were the only fund sector to deliver positive returns in a "horror show" March, which saw the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic decimate the performance of most IA-registered vehicles.
Communications platform Knowa is offering trustee boards and professional trustees free access to its online collaborative tools amid the growing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the rising number of staff working remotely.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has cancelled a planned rise to the general levy amid the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has issued special guidance for administrators as they grapple with the Covid-19 crisis.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is “pulling out all the stops” to help struggling employers during the Covid-19 crisis, although latest guidance may put trustees in a “challenging” position, the industry says.
Any weakening of the sponsor covenant arising from the Covid-19 crisis is likely to have the most challenging impact for pension schemes, according to March's Pensions Buzz respondents.
In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever that DC schemes have the right processes in place for governance, communications, and administration. Rona Train looks at what you need to be checking for.
Defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees should be open to employer requests to reduce or suspend deficit recovery contributions (DRCs) if there is a good reason to do so, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has temporarily relaxed the timeframe for schemes which need to report late payments from employers for workplace pension schemes.
Susannah Young looks at how pension schemes should be reacting to impact of the coronavirus crisis on investment-related considerations and discusses steps trustees can take.
Furloughed workers will continue to receive pension contributions under the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed.
The Bank of England has maintained the historic low 0.1% base rate and predicted a gloomy economic outlook for the UK in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pension professionals show us their new 'work colleagues' as their turn their homes into offices.
The fall in pricing of credit assets due to Covid-19 has made bulk annuities more affordable for schemes with significant gilt holdings, according to XPS Pensions.
DLA Piper has set out a list of key issues for occupational pension scheme trustees and sponsors to consider in light on the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The continuation of pension deficit contributions is unattainable during the Covid-19 pandemic, Mercer has told The Pensions Regulator (TPR).