Mothercare's two schemes gained £1.6m after a pension increase exchange (PIE) exercise, one year after a company voluntary agreement (CVA) stopped the schemes entering the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the April 2019 estimates on the various measures…
Debenhams' creditors have passed a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), meaning its defined benefit (DB) schemes will leave Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment if the process completes successfully.
This week's top stories included Smart Pension and Moore Stephens master trusts being fined for historic chair's statement failures.
Funding standards for DB schemes have increased exponentially over the past decades. Con Keating says such significant overstatement of liabilities will lead to pushback through the courts.
Regulations from the government set out plans to remove protections for UK DB schemes hit by an EU employer insolvency. James Phillips explores the details.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published contingency planning guidance for trustees to help them manage risk.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has published its first three-year strategic plan in a bid to provide more thematic and transparent thinking about its longer-term thinking.
Debenhams' defined benefit (DB) pension schemes will be "carrying on as usual" despite the department store chain falling into administration, the trustees have confirmed.
JP Morgan Securities has reported the highest gender pay gap of any UK firm working with occupational pension schemes in 2017/18, PP analysis finds.
The government has set out initial thoughts on the criteria for DB master trusts to be accredited. James Phillips looks at the details
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has begun issuing top-ups to the benefits of members affected by the compensation cap after last year's landmark court ruling.
A rarely-used insurance product guarantees the payment of DRCs in the worst-case scenario. James Phillips asks if it is appropriate for DB schemes
Accreditation will reduce the number of sole-trader professional trustees, this week's Pensions Buzz respondents say.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is seeking applications for three non-executive directors, with an aim to appoint a compensated member to the position for the first time.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will not conduct any further investigation into Johnston Press after its defined benefit (DB) scheme was pushed into Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment last year.
This week's top stories included Cardano announcing plans to acquire Now Pensions from a Dutch pension fund later this year.
Smaller schemes may be eligible for a levy reduction but are failing to fill out a simple application form, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has said.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has reappointed Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) to model insolvency risk for its levy calculations, replacing Experian.
The combined funding level of the UK's 5,450 defined benefit (DB) schemes increased by 60 basis points (bps) over January, latest Pension Protection Fund (PPF) data reveals.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation cap will rise by £1,014 from April, the lifeboat fund has confirmed.
Trustees lack expertise, time and resources to develop effective communications on technical pensions issues and need professional help, a major review of the British Steel saga has concluded.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes fell back into deficit on aggregate over December as gilt yields and asset returns fell, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) says.
This week's top stories were the merger of the guidance bodies, and the PPF's hopes to begin payments to its members receiving less than 50% of their benefit entitlements.