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.
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 combined defined benefit (DB) deficit increased by £2.5bn over August to £65.3bn on a section 179 basis, according to the Pension Protection Fund's (PPF) latest update.
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).
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.
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.
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.