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Brands to the rescue

With choppy times on the equity markets, pension scheme funding positions need innovative solutions. John Illsley looks at UK corporates’ options to use their brands.

Company pensions face bigger deficit

The debt resting on private sector pension schemes in the UK reached £117 billion at the end of last month, new figures show.

FTSE 350 pension deficit falls

The FTSE 350's collective final salary pensions deficit totalled £38 billion at the end of July, down from £44 billion in the previous month, according to new figures.

Increased deficit for pension funds

Many UK pension funds saw their deficits increase during July, according to the latest figures from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

Defined benefit pension schemes

The following article highlights the need for the company valuation professional to look beyond the pension figures disclosed in the body of the accounts, since the cash commitment of the company to its pension scheme could be much higher than is implied by the accounting deficit disclosed.

Warning over pensions accountancy

A pensions report has found the mark-to-market accounting standards currently used to calculate companies' pension assets and liabilities are undermining retirement provisions in the UK.

DB pension costs 'worry businesses'

The financial implications of proposed EU pension regulations are causing concern among UK business leaders, new research suggests.

Drop in FTSE 350 pension deficit

By the end of last month, the aggregate pension deficit facing FTSE 350 IAS19 defined benefit schemes had reached £60 billion, according to the latest figures.

Pension deficit continues to fall

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has announced that the overall deficit of the UK's private sector final salary pension schemes fell last month.

Pension scheme deficits 'increase'

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

Pensions of top directors 'growing'

New research has revealed that directors at the UK's top firms have built up pension pots worth as much as £4.3 million each on average.

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