Solvency

The aggregate deficit of the 5,945 schemes in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) 7800 Index has increased over the month to £304.9bn at the end of January 2016, from a deficit of £222.4bn at the end...
Some final salary pensions will never be paid in full, says Pensions World editor Stephanie Hawthorne
A prolonged period of low interest rates will pose significant future challenges to the resilience of defined benefit institutions for occupational retirement provision (IORPs) but they are more...
UK private sector pension schemes showed a £228bn deficit as at 31 December 2015 according to data from JLT Employee Benefits.  This is a slight improvement the position on 31 December 2014 where...
The Pensions Regulator is getting tough with Guinness Peat Group. This is an interesting development which will be watched carefully by other employers struggling to support their pension schemes. We...
The aggregate deficit of the 6,057 schemes in the PPF 7800 index has increased to £164.9bn at the end of October 2014, from a deficit of £144.3bn at the end of September 2014. The funding ratio...
A settlement agreement signed after nearly six years of investigation and legal proceedings will allow the Lehman Brothers pension scheme to pay full retirement benefits to members and avoid the...
FTSE350 pension deficits increased by £4bn to £116bn in July, representing a fall in the funding ratio to 83% (compared to 84% as at 30 June 2014) according to Mercer’s Pension Risk Survey data. This...
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has warned Boards against entering into arrangements that turn pension obligations into equity instruments in their accounts. Several companies that used...
The accounting deficit of defined benefit pension schemes for the UK largest 350 companies increased over 2013.  According to Mercer’s latest data, the estimated aggregate IAS19 deficit for the...