Jonathan Stapleton says in light of the construction giant's collapse, the government must urgently tackle the issue of scheme funding.
This week's top stories included coverage of Theresa May's reshuffle, in which the Department for Work and Pensions was given its fifth secretary of state within two years.
Concerns over the potential imminent collapse of construction group Carillion has led to crisis talks over its 13 UK defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to reports.
Richard Favier says extending the 12-month period would result in a lot of companies seeking to pass their pension debts to the PPF
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has reached a settlement with Toys R Us - a move that has paved the way for an agreement to be reached on the firm's Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).
All 6,000 UK schemes had a surplus of £358bn by the end of last month when calculated under a best estimate return on their assets, according to First Actuarial.
Toys R Us may have to pay around £9m into its defined benefit (DB) scheme so its restructuring deal can be agreed by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), according to reports.
The Pension Protection Fund has confirmed its levy determination for 2018/19 - fixing the levy estimate at £550m.
This week's top stories included the pension tax relief consequences of the Scottish government's decision to differ tax bands for Scottish workers compared to the rest of the UK.
The £29.6bn Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has appointed Purna Bhudia as head of credit.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes have hit their best funding position since April 2014, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Just 12% of private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes remain open to new members, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Defined benefit (DB) schemes further upped their allocation to bonds in the year to March 2017, continuing a four-year trend, analysis by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has found.
A "special" evidence hearing will be held by the Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) in order to probe "questionable approaches and unsuitable advice" given to British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members
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.
The bridging pension anomaly faced by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) will be removed under plans unveiled by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The aggregate deficit of the UK's defined benefit (DB) schemes fell by £8.2bn over October, with 49 schemes moving into surplus, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
David Weeks says bringing more trustees up to standard through outreach work would be a good first move to tackle the underperforming 'underbelly'
The regulator is cracking down on unacceptable levels of non-compliance and using some of its powers for the first time. Its chief executive Lesley Titcomb tells Stephanie Baxter what trustees can expect
Hilary Salt says rather than designing new DB superfunds, wouldn't it be better to grow to appreciate and improve our existing superfund?
There has been a huge amount of talk about the challenges facing DB schemes. Jonathan Stapleton asks if we are really facing a crisis and, if so, what needs to happen.
Baroness Altmann believes DB scheme consolidation would both reduce administration costs and deliver better outcomes for members
The PLSA's DB taskforce has released more details about its suggested scheme consolidation route, but questions remain about how it would work in practice. James Phillips reports
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) will seek to collect £550m in levies from the industry in the 2018/19 tax year, it has announced, down more than 10% from 2017/18.