The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) Annual Funding Statement (AFS) is a fixture in the defined benefit (DB) pensions calendar but its arrival this year could not be against a more changed backdrop: new leaders for the two largest political parties, the country...
Some 52% of pension professionals believe superfunds will become a commonplace solution for certain defined benefit (DB) schemes, a Lincoln Pensions survey finds.
The industry has welcomed the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) consultation on defined benefit (DB) consolidation as a way to address scheme covenant issues.
A decade on from the investment bank's collapse, James Phillips looks at the crisis' impact on the industry and where schemes are today.
Covenant advisory firm Lincoln Pensions has promoted six employees as it seeks to strengthen its business.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) was made aware of 1,139 notifiable events from defined benefit (DB) schemes in the 2017/18 financial year, up 28% from 2016/17.
Defined benefit (DB) pension funds are increasingly under pressure to put in place dividend-sharing mechanisms as the regulator seeks to address the disparity with deficit contributions.
The combined IAS 19 accounting surplus of Royal Mail's defined benefit (DB) schemes fell to £2.2bn in March from £3.8bn a year ago, according to its annual report.
The regulator's increase in headcount increases its focus on member protection. Jonathan Stapleton says this may have a negative impact on sponsoring employers.
The DB white paper sets out plans to review the funding regime, with 'prudent' and 'appropriate' possibly redefined. But James Phillips asks if this could this signal a return to an MFR-like approach
The trustees of the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme committed a form of "reverse moral hazard" by running the scheme on while its participating employers were in administrative receivership, ITV has claimed.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has rebutted an assertion by ITV that its anti-avoidance action in relation to the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme is a breach of the human right to property.
Granada and Thorn sold their respective TV rental businesses for too high a price, meaning the eventual Box Clever venture was too highly leveraged, the Upper Tribunal has been told.
Granada and Thorn were mainly focused on the "share of the cake" and "taking out as much cash as possible" when negotiating the launch of the 50:50 joint venture of Box Clever, the Upper Tribunal has been told.
Some 20% of FTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes would be at risk of failure if the UK entered another economic downturn, research suggests.
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
The industry has broadly welcomed the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) plans to modernise processes around pension transfers in response to concerns over surging demand.
Guy Opperman's appointment as minister for pensions and financial inclusion has been received positively, but experts say he must tackle a number of outstanding policy issues.
The UK has awoken to shock news that the Conservative Party has failed to secure an overall majority, leaving the future government hanging somewhat in the balance.
The Conservative Party's plan to replace the state pension triple lock with a double lock has provoked mixed responses.
There are increasing concerns pre-pack administrations are being exploited to dump pension schemes into the PPF. Stephanie Baxter explores whether there is systemic misuse and if the regime is ripe for reform
The PLSA's DB taskforce has suggested employers should be able to offload their DB scheme into merged 'superfunds'. James Phillips explores the idea.
Much of the industry has praised the regulator for striking a deal with Sir Philip Green over the BHS schemes and expressed a degree of relief.
Lincoln Pensions has hired five covenant advice specialists to support the firm's increased growth following its recent acquisition by Cardano Group.