The Royal Bank of Scotland's defined benefit deficit has risen to £3.9bn over 2012 in a year which saw it fall as low as £1.7bn, its final results show.
Water, electricity and gas companies are moving their actuarial valuation dates in a bid to include pension costs in consumer pricing reviews, PP has learnt.
Con Keating outlines a different method for scheme valuations
Barclays Group deficit across all its schemes has increased by 550% over 2012 rising by £1.1bn to stand at £1.3bn, its final results have shown.
Local government pension schemes sometimes show "inconsistencies" in their valuations, Bob Holloway, head of the LGPS2 Division at the Department for Communities and Local Government says.
The third annual Kim Gubler Consulting Actuarial Fee Survey has shown larger schemes are benefiting significantly from economies of scale.
The Pensions Regulator has reiterated its stance that most firms currently agreeing funding valuations will not need to significantly increase deficit recovery contributions.
The average length of deficit recovery plans agreed after the latest round of valuation will be three years longer than in 2011, according to research by PwC.
Johnston Press has boosted contributions to its scheme by 60% after seeing its shortfall double last year.
The overwhelming majority of the industry believes The Pensions Regulator should provide greater flexibility on how scheme liabilities are calculated according to research from SEI.
Almost half of trustees expect funding levels in the latest round of triennial valuations to be worse than they were three years ago, according to research.
Tesco's pensions deficit has risen 40% in the past year to £1.87bn driven by lower than expected bond yields and asset returns.
Historically low yields on government bonds are forcing scheme sponsors to put liability management plans on hold and reassess how liabilities are measured, a consultant says.
QinetiQ has agreed a funding plan with trustees to tackle its £75m pension deficit after a High Court ruling cleared the way for it to switch to Consumer Prices Index-linking.
Communisis has set up an asset-backed contribution arrangement with its pension scheme after a raft of measures to cut its deficit were cancelled out by market movements.
More than a third of defined benefit schemes have recovery plans that exceed the ten-year limit set out in guidance from the regulator, research finds.
BAA Airports pension scheme has moved into surplus after receiving a £26m boost from switching indexation measures.
AMEC has seen its pension surplus halve as a falling discount contributed to actuarial losses of £71m for its UK scheme.
Association of Consulting Actuaries chairman Stuart Southall has defended valuation methods against claims they rely on "fundamentalist theory".
Trustees of the ITB closed pension fund have entered into a £152.7m buy-in agreement with Pension Insurance Corporation covering 1,662 members.
Recent market turmoil could force companies to pay significantly higher contributions or increase the length of deficit repayment periods, Towers Watson warns.
ITV has boosted its pension scheme's interest in digital subsidiary SDN by £50m after failing to significantly cut the fund's £313m deficit in the last six months.
Pendragon has agreed a deficit reduction plan with trustees, giving its pension schemes an interest in a £35m Central Asset Reserve and cutting sponsor contributions by £46m over three years.
Green King has cut its pension deficit by £33m and agreed to more than double its annual contributions.