With pension scheme deficits having the potential to significantly impact a company’s accounts, company directors should be considering ways to improve their UK DB scheme’s funding level.
The recent consultation published by the DWP is a blueprint for a new regulatory regime and a “clearer, quicker and tougher” Pensions Regulator. Andrew Vaughan, Partner, looks at what this means for companies sponsoring DB schemes.
We carried out a survey that relates to constituent companies of the Spanish IBEX and Italian FTSE MIB share indices that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.
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.
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.
Our research studies the impact of the new pension flexibilities on DB schemes and focuses on three key areas – Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs), transfer values, and trivial commutation.