Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

The long awaited White Paper on DB pension schemes was published by the DWP on 19 March 2018, over a year after the Green Paper in February 2017. Usually a White Paper sets out decisions that have been taken but this one proposes more consultation during 2018 on the powers of the Pensions Regulator, scheme funding and […]


Small DB or Large DB? That is the question!

The debate on whether there is a crisis for DB pension schemes has shifted focus. The industry is now discussing the need for consolidation of DB schemes and the merits of superfunds to ensure that members receive the full benefits they are expecting. Last month, the DB Taskforce of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) […]

DWP Green Paper Feb 2017

Is there a DB pensions crisis?

No, according to the Pensions Regulator in their contribution to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Green Paper on “Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes”, published at the end of February 2017. “The available evidence does not appear to support the view that these pensions are generally unaffordable for employers. While DB […]


Top 5 for DB Pension Schemes

What are the top 5 issues that trustees and employers with DB pension schemes will have to deal with in 2017? At the TDC Pensions Conference in November 2016 we asked the audience this question. Our audience was made up of employers and trustees who manage DB pension schemes and also a variety of professional advisers, […]