Around 2,000 small schemes could see their levies cut as the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) consults on introducing a tapered approach to its risk-based levy while temporarily dropping its multi-year approach.
Pension contributions and class one employer National Insurance (NI) contributions remain payable by employers making use of the government’s coronavirus job support scheme.
The November Budget will not go ahead due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to reports.
The Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) is asking for industry views to address the “exceptional” mortality data seen throughout the coronavirus pandemic as it updates its mortality projections model.
While the CMI Model of longevity improvements has proved reliable, Covid-19 threatens to cause it to show an unrealistic falls in life expectancy. Tim Gordon explains why the industry should not overreact
With rumours once again swirling around the future of pensions tax relief in the run up to this year's Budget, any reduced incentive for long-term savers could risk further exacerbating the generational divide in pensions, says Tom Selby
The US Federal Reserve sent out "strong, powerful guidance" on Wednesday (16 September), as it predicted interest rates would stay near zero until at least the end of 2023.
Despite a surge of small spikes in the number of deaths in the last month on a week-by-week basis, overall levels remain close to those recorded last year, says the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI).
A burgeoning superfund market could be on the cards within three years as defined benefit (DB) scheme trustees and sponsors face myriad legislative, economic, and capacity issues, says Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP).
A falling average quality of fixed income indices combined with intensifying competition for high-quality assets could make it more challenging and costly for pension funds using benchmarks.
Schemes need to be prepared for the potential longer-term health impacts on those who contract Covid-19, says Steve Leake.
Law enforcement, financial regulators and the private sector need to do much more and work together to protect savers from fraudsters, says Phil Brown.
Stuart Southall looks at whether Covid-19 has hastened or reinforced the role of member-nominated and other lay trustees.
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey has warned the UK economy could suffer worse "scarring" from the coronavirus crisis than originally predicted in August.
Blair Reid looks at how multi-asset credit can help pension funds through the economic crisis provoked by the pandemic.
Gareth Gettinby looks at how static and managed currency hedges compare in crisis scenarios.
Three investment professionals tell Professional Pensions how the pandemic has impacted scheme portfolios, what opportunities may arise post-pandemic, and the key lessons for trustees
Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) reported record income of £126.5m for the financial year ending 31 March 2020, up 10.1% on last year’s figure of £114.9m, also a record at the time.
Focusing on the key building blocks of retirement strategies will help improve saver outcomes amid the Covid-19 crisis, says Dominic Byrne.
Capita has deferred a £31.7m deficit recovery contribution (DRC) due to the Capita Pension and Life Assurance Scheme in June 2020 to the second half of the year.
The resilience of credit investors will be tested as the world recovers from Covid-19, says Colin Purdie.
Knowledge of the impacts of daily moves has helped trustees stay sure-footed through the challenges of the year to date, says David Curtis.
Coats Group has agreed with its UK pension trustees to defer the payment of its remaining deficit recovery contributions (DRCs) for 2020.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes will have to wait an extra year and a half on average to agree a buyout compared to their pre-Covid-19 endgame journey plans, Barnett Waddingham estimates.