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Pension scheme deficits 'increase'

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  • Publish date: 11 September 2012
  • Archived on: 15 November 2013

In August the accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK increased slightly, the latest figures show.

New data from Mercer's Pensions Risk Survey shows that at the end of August the estimated deficit for the DB schemes within the FTSE 350 companies stood at £63 billion, compared with a figure of £61 billion at the end of July.