Lowest Q3 payout since 2010
More than three-quarters of pensions and restructuring lawyers believe the regulator's 'clearer, quicker, tougher' approach is having an impact on their clients, a PwC survey reveals.
TPR takes action against employer prioritising dividends and reveals 15% increase in use of AE powers
The Pensions Regulator has set how it has used its powers over the first three months of the year in a bid to better protect scheme members.
Headline dividend payments have reached record levels in 2018. James Phillips asks if trustees should be concerned over the current high level of yields.
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.
The majority of Pensions Buzz respondents said directors who avoid obligations should be penalised.
This week's top stories included a landmark ruling by The Pensions Ombudsman that a local policy authority scheme should pay benefits in full to a scam victim after it failed to provide adequate anti-scam literature to the member.
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.
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.
UK headline dividends have declined for the first time since 2015, falling 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, according to the latest quarterly dividend monitor from Link Asset Services.
The regulator's funding analysis for 'tranche 13' schemes finds many are falling behind recovery plans. James Phillips looks at the findings
Pension schemes at the UK's 100 largest listed companies had a combined accounting surplus of £4bn at the end of 2017, Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) analysis suggests.
Steve Webb says there are various ways to take action on executives who try to line their pockets by putting workers' pensions at risk
Respondents say dividend clearance regime for firms with pension deficits is a bad idea.
Capital Group and Newton Investment Management have teamed up to raise awareness of how negative cash flows among defined benefit (DB) schemes should be tackled differently.
While many will be pleased that The Pensions Regulator is taking a tougher line on the dividends companies with pension scheme deficits should pay, Jonathan Stapleton says any action will be difficult to enforce.