Inflation measured on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) increased to 0.6% in the year to July 2016 according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Structural imbalances in the gilts market have worsened since the central bank's QE programme faced major setbacks. Supply is squeezed and prices are distorted, pushing down yields yet again. Stephanie Baxter asks if we should be worried.
The Bank of England's latest bond-buying programme has hit a wall on its second day of operations as investors refuse to sell their long-dated government bonds.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has called for the Pensions Regulator (TPR) to "take a proportionate and flexible approach" to defined benefit (DB) scheme funding.
A round-up of the key points after yesterday's rate cut by the Bank of England, and the introduction of what one economist dubbed its "bazooka surprise".
This week's top stories were about speculation over a ban on defined benefit (DB) transfers, the Bank of England's interest rate cut, and the closure of advisory firm City Noble.
The Bank of England's decision to cut interest rates for the first time in seven years will keep gilt yields lower for longer, increasing scheme deficits which are already at record highs.
Additional QE and bond purchases
The industry has to be more flexible to make defined benefit (DB) schemes more sustainable during this time of economic uncertainty says Ros Altmann.
The triple lock on state pensions most likely to go due to Brexit according to PP research.
Andrew Milligan looks at what we can expect over the coming months as the industry comes to terms with the UK's decision to leave the EU.
Majority of people believe Brexit is a bad decision for UK according to PP research.
Stuart Lingard, director of global fixed income product management at Franklin Templeton Investments, considers the negative effects of higher interest rates on fixed income strategies.
This week we want to know if the current low interest rate environment is due to cyclical or structural factors.
Helen Morrissey asks whether the current low interest rate environment is here to stay.
A paper from UBS Asset Management provides further evidence that lower interest rates will persist much longer than first thought. Helen Morrissey looks at how this affects schemes.
Almost one in four workers expect to work past the age of 65 because of seven years of low interest rates according to Canada Life research.
The average pensioner's income has risen by more than a fifth since 2002 while working-age incomes remained broadly stagnant at around 2% says the Resolution Foundation.
Third consecutive month of increases
The bulk annuity market will grow significantly over the next five years in spite of higher costs due to low interest rates and Solvency II capital requirements, according to Fitch Ratings.
Low & Bonar has completed a medically underwritten buy-in of £34m of liabilities within its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.
PP considers how big a risk this is for schemes and how they can manage it
The funding level of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the Pensions Protection Fund's (PPF) 7800 index has improved on the back of rising gilt yields.
Andrew Milligan looks at recent market turmoil and how it can affect how investors navigate 2016.