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Pension flexibilities: Impact on DB schemes two years in

Now two years into freedom and choice in DC retirement savings, for members of a DB scheme making the most of these flexibilities will involve transferring to a DC arrangement. We provide an update on the lay of the land.

Big Schemes Survey 2017

The largest occupational pension schemes are an integral part of the UK economy. These schemes invest substantial amounts of capital in the wider economy and are responsible for the retirement wellbeing of a large proportion of the population. They also strongly influence the behaviour of smaller schemes, for example with respect to developing innovative methods of sponsor support and risk mitigation.

Accounting for pension costs by FTSE100 companies

Our annual survey of FTSE100 pension disclosures shows deficit levels have not improved as anticipated. Despite significant contributions made by scheme sponsors and a decrease of £15bn in the deficit last year, the overall remained at around £20bn.

Scandinavian companies with UK DB schemes

This survey looks at constituent companies of the Scandinavian OMX Share Index that have UK subsidiary companies that participate in DB pension schemes and covers 18 companies with an aggregate of around £5.9bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

Southern European companies with UK DB schemes

This survey looks at constituent companies of the Spanish IBEX and Italian FTSE MIB share indices that have UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes and covers 13 Southern European companies with around £39bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

Workplace Wellbeing Index 2017: Employee Wellbeing in Review

The workplace wellbeing index is based on an online survey carried out in early 2017. The survey received 145 usable responses from employers across all regions of the UK, providing benefits to more than 250,000 employees.

The ultimate auto-enrolment guide for employers

We began dealing with auto-enrolment (AE) in 2011, in preparation for large employers who needed to comply with the new laws. Since then, we have dealt with employers with thousands of employees, right down to employers with just a handful. This experience has helped us to understand the challenges faced by employers of all sizes preparing to meet their AE duties. This guide is intended to help you with some of the initial planning and preparation ahead of your staging date.

University Accounting Survey

This is our eighth annual survey of the assumptions adopted by UK universities for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes.

Generation WHY? survey 2017

Our ‘Generation WHY? survey, now in its third year, highlights important generational attitudes and perspectives towards money matters as well as savings and how personal affluence affects outlook.

French companies with UK defined benefit schemes

This survey looks at French companies, almost all of which are constituents of the CAC40 index, which have UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes. The survey covers 14 French companies with around £22.2bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

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