In this week's Pensions Buzz, we wanted to know whether defined benefit (DB) schemes with recovery plans over 10 years should have to explain, and if the regulator should create a pool of 'super trustees' that can be parachuted into schemes to fix problems...
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.
House of Fraser's defined benefit (DB) scheme has not been automatically placed into Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment despite restructuring plans, PP can confirm.
Defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles may be subject to a special levy if they are deemed eligible for the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in the event of a failure.
Publishing house Johnston Press is seeking a regulated apportionment agreement (RAA) to detach its pension scheme ahead of a company-wide restructure, according to reports.
Mothercare's defined benefit (DB) schemes have exited Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment after the struggling children's retailer's shareholders approved restructuring plans.
An independent Scotland would seek for occupational pension schemes straddling the border to be jointly regulated with the United Kingdom, a commission for the Scottish Government has said.
The regulator has come under significant criticism in the wake of the Carillion affair. Sir Steve Webb asks if the flak it is getting is fair?
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has named Claire Curtin as head of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG).
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has named Stephen Wilcox as chief risk officer, replacing Hans den Boer who leaves the lifeboat fund after just over three years in the role.
Struggling children's retailer Mothercare has announced plans to overhaul its store portfolio through a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), by closing 50 shops and negotiating reduced rents.
The combined defined benefit (DB) deficit decreased by £33.9bn over April to £81.7bn on a section 179 basis, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF's) latest update.
House of Fraser is in talks with The Pensions Regulator (TPR) around the future funding of its defined benefit (DB) scheme as it seeks to restructure the business.
Former Pension Protection Fund (PPF) chief executive Alan Rubenstein says he would have liked to see 'more action' on recovery periods for underfunded schemes.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has appointed Chris Cheetham and Emmy Labovitch to its board as non-executive directors.
It is unlawful for the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) to provide compensation equivalent to less than half a member's accrued benefits, an advocate general of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) says.
Investment and law firms have the highest median gender hourly gender pay gaps out of nearly 100 pension-related firms reporting, James Phillips writes.
Outgoing president Hugh Nolan and incoming president Paul McGlone speak to Jonathan Stapleton about key industry challenges and the future of the SPP
The aggregate defined benefit (DB) funding level worsened in March, hitting its worst level since last August, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has said.
The combined deficit of FTSE 350 defined benefit (DB) schemes fell to £72bn in the first quarter of 2018, according to Mercer's pensions risk survey.
The combined deficit of the UK's defined benefit (DB) pension schemes rose by 25% to £131bn on an accounting basis during March, JLT Employee Benefits analysis has revealed.
Steelworkers are set to receive their first payments today from the new British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS), which is now in full operation for over 80,000 employees.
The Nortel Networks UK Pension Scheme will boost benefits for members and leave Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment, nine years after the collapse of the US-based telecommunications company.