Underfunded defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK are over-dependent on historically improbable equity returns, analysis by Willis Towers Watson reveals.
The deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension funds was £200bn at the end of February, according to figures released by PwC's Skyval index, £10bn lower than at the end of January.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes saw their aggregated deficit more than double over December, ending 2018 with a funding level of 93.5%, says JLT Employee Benefits.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes ended November in an aggregate surplus position for the first time since 2011, according to Pension Protection Fund (PPF) figures.
Southern Water will be forced to cough up more money for its pension scheme earlier than planned after The Pensions Regulator (TPR) intervened in what it said was "unfair treatment" of the scheme.
All UK private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes saw a £10bn improvement in funding on a gilts plus basis last month, according to PwC's Skyval index.
Pension deficits at the UK's 350 largest listed companies fell by £27bn over the 18 months to June on an accounting basis, according to Barnett Waddingham.
The combined deficit of the UK's 5,588 private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes was £85.6bn at the end of June, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
The UK's 100 largest listed companies saw their combined defined benefit (DB) deficit fall by 75% during June, bringing them very close to fully-funded status, according to JLT Employee Benefits.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes had an aggregate deficit of £200bn on a gilts plus measure at the end of May, according to PwC.
The regulator's funding analysis for 'tranche 13' schemes finds many are falling behind recovery plans. James Phillips looks at the findings
The latest ONS data on pensions offers a snapshot of the UK's pension entitlements. Victoria Ticha takes a look at what the numbers show.
The combined deficit of the UK's defined benefit (DB) pension schemes fell 15% to £105bn on an accounting basis during February, JLT Employee Benefits analysis reveals.
The PPF 7800 deficit was slashed in half last month as gilt yields rose. Victoria Ticha asks if this is the start of a longer trend
The combined defined benefit (DB) deficit decreased by £52.8bn over January to £51.0bn on a section 179 basis, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF's) latest update.
The newspaper publisher is offering a one-off upfront £41.2m cash payment and £29.2m deficit recovery plan for the Northern & Shell defined benefit (DB) schemes as part of its planned acquisition.
Respondents say dividend clearance regime for firms with pension deficits is a bad idea.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes have hit their best funding position since April 2014, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
The combined deficit of the FTSE 350's defined benefit (DB) schemes fell by £3bn over the course of November, according to Mercer's Pensions Risk Survey.
The aggregate deficit of the UK's defined benefit (DB) schemes rose to £450bn over the course of November, PwC's Skyval index has recorded.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes will either have to be bought out by an insurer or enter the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), Paul Masterton MP has predicted.
Closing the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) to future accrual would have "serious consequences" and alternative approaches should be explored, the University of Warwick's vice-chancellor has said.
Michael Klimes asks if the proposal to close USS to future accrual is realistic
This week we want to know if the UK is facing a crisis in the retirement income market and whether government concern about a rushed cold calling ban is valid.