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Blog: Scheme funding negotiations

Take control of your DB transfer strategy

Did you know that one of the most significant trends emerging for employers who sponsor a DB pension scheme, was the rise in transfer values paid out to scheme members who have yet to draw their pension?

Are transfer values cost effective for companies?

Our latest blog discusses and comments on defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) transfer values, including analysis of ACA survey results.

Hoover’s chance to clean up as members swept into PPF

Regulated apportionment arrangements are becoming more common as stressed employers look to cut ties with their pension scheme. We look at the settlement agreed with the Pensions Regulator for Hoover Limited.

What does Brexit mean for UK pensions?

A vote to leave the EU, a new Prime Minister and a new direction of travel for the country – Brexit has profound implications for us all. But what does Brexit mean for UK pensions?

Evidence-based funding assumptions: TPR’s 2016 annual funding statement

The Pensions Regulator’s 2016 funding statement aims to help trustees set an approach to funding, investment and employer covenant in volatile economic conditions. We look at the key funding-related messages.

UK votes Leave: how pension schemes can cope with uncertainty

The UK public has voted to 'leave' the EU. In our latest blog we look at the impact on markets and UK pension schemes, including accounting, funding and regulation.

EU Referendum: change inevitable for pension schemes - leave or remain

A Brexit following the EU referendum could lead to legislative changes for UK pension schemes, such as GMP equalisation, PPF compensation and funding requirements. The nature of the UK’s continued relationship with the EU will be key.

How big pension schemes reduce risk

The Big Schemes Survey is Barnett Waddingham’s fourth annual survey relating to private sector defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK with assets of over £1 billion. Our research highlights innovations spearheaded by these big pension schemes.

How to manage the risk of Brexit

If the UK votes to leave the EU on 23 June it could have a significant impact on your business. What, if anything, should companies be doing ahead of the referendum?

PPF Levy: get your parent company guarantee right

Trustees must thoroughly investigate detail of a contingent asset, such as a parent company guarantee, put in place to reduce the PPF levy.

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