JLT scheme deficit shows rate pain persists

The UK pension scheme of consultancy and insurance business JLT Group saw its IAS 19 deficit jump during 2016, as bond yields proved a leveller for schemes of all sponsor types.

Nolan: Inflexible actuaries and trustees harm DB employers

Trustees and their actuaries must consider the impact of deficits and funding negotiations on struggling defined benefit sponsors, the president of the Society of Pension Professionals has warned.

Annuity purchasers regret decision as confusion 'remains rife'

Despite widespread confusion, most defined contribution savers are happy with the retirement choices they have made in light of the introduction of freedom and choice, with the exception of those who have purchased an annuity, a survey has found.

Government's s75 proposals are a 'missed opportunity'

Experts have welcomed the government’s recent consultation proposing a new deferred debt arrangement for employers in multi-employer pension schemes, but concerns over complexity of employer debt regulation remain.

JLR meets members halfway with Care switch

JLR switches to Care

Jaguar Land Rover is switching its defined benefit schemes from final salary to a career average revalued earnings structure, as companies look to cut costs and manage risk while keeping employees on board.

Tata could inject £520m into BSPS in RAA bid

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Tata Steel has reportedly offered to contribute £520m to the British Steel Pension Scheme as part of a bid to reach a regulated apportionment arrangement with UK pension authorities.

Comment & Analysis

FCA regulation of pensions: What does the year ahead have in store?

Christopher Woolard

The Financial Conduct Authority's Christopher Woolard outlines the two key areas within pensions the watchdog will focus on over the coming year.

E, S or G: Which should schemes prioritise?

Kathleen Hughes

Schemes should prioritise whichever one will help them be better stewards of the assets they manage, says Kathleen Hughes from Goldman Sachs.

How to address intergenerational unfairness in pensions

David Brooks

Employers and trustees must work together to create a fairer future for tomorrow's pensioners, says Broadstone's David Brook


DB green paper: Can it strike a balance?

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Video: What do businesses say about the defined benefit green paper's focus on regulation, and where do unions have concerns about member protection? Rachel Smith, principal labour market economist at the Confederation of British Industry and Tim Sharp, policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, give their views.

How the PLSA's taskforce wants to change DB

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Video: As the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has highlighted four areas for potential change to the defined benefit landscape, Ashok Gupta, who chairs its DB Taskforce, talks about the proposals and the taskforce's aims.

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