The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) was established to pay compensation to members of eligible defined benefit pension schemes, when there is a qualifying insolvency event in relation to the employer and where there are insufficient assets in the pension scheme to cover PPF levels of compensation.
The PPF is a public corporation of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Nine in 10 FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could pay off their IAS19 deficit with less than six months of earnings, according to Hymans Robertson.
Significant risk remains in the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) universe, despite higher funding levels, the lifeboat says as it launches its 2018 Purple Book.
This week's top stories included KPMG facing a disciplinary tribunal over its work in the Silentnight pensions case, and a proposal for simplified defined benefit structures
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) are probing the sale of Johnston Press as concerns are raised over the impact on the publishing house's pension fund.
Purna Bhudia looks at how the PPF's investment strategy has evolved, especially in the area of credit
Around 5,000 members of the Johnston Press Pension Plan are expected to enter the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) following a pre-pack administration (PPA) by its sponsor.
The combined funding level decreased by just over four percentage points by the end of last month to 93.6%, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest update.
PS Independent Trustees (PSIT) and HR Trustees (HRTL) have rebranded following their merger in January.
The UK could see a "revival" of defined benefit (DB) schemes in the future, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) chief executive says.
The PPF's fairly new chief executive talks to James Phillips about his first seven months in the role, his digitalisation and user experience agenda, and plans for the next three years.
This week's top stories included an analysis finding the cost of equalising guaranteed minimum pensions in schemes could hit FTSE 100 profits by up to £15bn.
The government is seeking ways to ensure "parity" of compensation treatment between Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) members from solvent and insolvent schemes.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has conceded it does not have "all the data we need to calculate" the impact of last month's ruling that some benefits may be unlawful.
The combined defined benefit (DB) funding level increased to 97.7% at the end of September, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest update.
Defined benefit (DB) consolidator The Pension Superfund has appointed Chris Hitchen as its founding chairman and has hinted of further appointments in the near future.
Naomi L'Estrange of 2020 Trustees was named Trustee of the Year at the Women in Pensions Awards. She speaks to Stephanie Baxter about her success
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Frank Field has questioned the regulator on what lessons it can learn from the experience of the Kodak Pension Plan No.2 (KPP2).
The trustees of the Kodak Pension Plan No.2 (KPP2) have said it will likely enter the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in "due course" after reviewing the scheme's investment in Kodak Alaris.
With DB consolidation vehicles set to take the limelight, James Phillips speaks to Clara co-founders Adam Saron and Kim Toker about the fund's model, ambition and wider views
Just under half of respondents to this week's Pensions Buzz argued the master trust market would operate more efficiently if there were fewer participants, without damaging competition.
Richard Favier thinks fears of a funding crisis in DB schemes are overblown but says, if he is wrong, a 'Super PPF' could well be one of the solutions considered by policymakers.
This week's top story was British Airways' Airways Pension Scheme completing a £4.4bn buy-in with Legal & General, the market's largest ever single transaction, making 2018 a record year for bulk annuities.
Predictions that LDI flows could peak as soon as 2021 have led to hopes of higher gilt yields. However, Stephanie Baxter finds there are many variables at play.