FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes are "bunching" around an average discount rate of 2.8% due to higher yields and a tougher stance from auditors, Hymans Robertson research finds.
HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation working group has revealed the guidance needed to avoid potential tax consequences will not be updated before the autumn.
ITM director Maurice Titley looks at the next steps schemes should take on GMP equalisation.
The industry-wide GMP equalisation group has created five sub-committees to each work on a key component of the guidance. Holly Roach reports
This week's top stories included the Financial Conduct Authority announcing it would carry out further investigations on defined benefit transfers.
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents were split on whether more schemes should follow NEST's decision to divest from tobacco.
This week's Pensions Buzz respondents agreed the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is sometimes right to vote against company voluntary agreement (CVA) proposals.
Liabilities slashed by £1.2bn
Trustee boards are not focusing enough on data issues despite the bad effect poor data can have on members, according to a PMI roundtable in May. Holly Roach reports
De La Rue's defined benefit (DB) pension scheme gained £80.5m after swapping the index used to revalue benefits, but lost £0.5m to rectify discrepancies identified in the scheme's rules.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced it is delaying the provision of data that will enable pension schemes to confirm the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) benefits to pay to members until the end of the year.
After many changes in name and ownership over the past 22 years, Buck has gone back to its roots. David Piltz tells Stephanie Baxter why being smaller and nimbler is better
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released its first batch of guidance setting out how the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) conversion legislation may be used to resolve unequal payments.
GMP conversion guidance is expected imminently, but what will it mean for schemes? Maurice Titley looks at the next steps for trustees.
XPS Pensions Group has launched an 'EqualGMP' service for pension schemes to navigate through the process of equalising guaranteed minimum pensions (GMP).
Many schemes are still sitting on their laurels despite the High Court judgment on equalising GMPs being handed down five months ago. Holly Roach explores how much progress has been made.
One third of schemes have calculated transfer values for guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation, according to last week's Pensions Buzz respondents.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has formed a working group to help schemes consider the pension tax issues arising from the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation process.
The vast majority of JLT Employee Benefits' clients have moved to the new equalised basis since the consultancy enabled pension schemes to calculate transfer values to allow for guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation.
The cost of equalising guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) has been revised down by around £7bn, nearly half that of an initial £15bn estimate.
A groundhog year kicks off as many of 2018's biggest court cases return on appeal. James Phillips rounds up what trustees should keep an eye on.
Insurance companies offering buy-ins and buyouts prefer pension schemes which adopt the D2 method of equalising guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs), Hymans Robertson has found.
Taylor Wimpey has said its defined benefit (DB) pension liabilities will increase by £16m following the High Court judgment to equalise guaranteed minimum pensions (GMP) for men and women.
Smaller schemes should be given more time to prepare data for the pensions dashboard while larger counterparts should be brought on earlier, this week's Pensions Buzz respondents say.