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.
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.
The government will not proceed with plans to aggregate pensions from multiple employers in a single defined benefit (DB) scheme when it is absorbed into the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
This week's top stories include the Ombudsman's determination against Royal London, and the ECJ's ruling that PPF compensation must amount to 50% of member benefits.
A landmark ruling in the European Court of Justice means the PPF must now revisit how it calculates members' benefits. James Phillips explores the impact.
Stephanie Baxter gauges industry reaction to the government's consultation on strengthening the powers of The Pensions Regulator
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on changes to the actuarial assumptions it uses in valuations in a bid to better reflect the bulk annuity market, with schemes set to move into surplus on aggregate.
Private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes were 96.3% funded on a Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation basis at the end of July, according to the lifeboat fund's monthly index.
House of Fraser's defined benefit (DB) pension scheme is expected to enter Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment, but may be able to buy out benefits with an insurer.
Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy-payers and claimants could be in line to benefit from a surplus in the lifeboat fund if it hits its long-term self-sufficiency target.
The Pension Protection Fund is meeting the challenges of a fast growing member base by insourcing services and adopting new technologies. Stephanie Baxter speaks to chief customer officer Sara Protheroe
The Pension Protection Fund has seen its funding level improve by 1.2 percentage points, after enjoying above target returns in a year when it took on pension schemes of big corporates like Carillion.
The combined deficit of the UK's 5,588 private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes was £85.6bn at the end of June, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Richard Favier says the process for regulated apportionment agreements is complex, lengthy, expensive, but there is a solution
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a consultation to clarify how the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) should treat transferred-in defined benefit (DB) entitlements when calculating compensation.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) says it may have made mistakes but faces complex decisions to balance member and employer interests.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published its first official guidance on how it expects companies seeking company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) to set out their proposals.
Rallying growth assets may have enabled defined benefit (DB) schemes to reach fully-funded on a section 179 basis in the first half of May, according to BlackRock.