Time to look at reducing the risk in your pension scheme

Now is a good time for companies with June year-ends to consider how their pension scheme liabilities will affect their balance sheet - despite recent falls in equity markets IAS19 funding levels are likely to have held up reasonably well since previous year end. Companies providing mid-year updates at 30 June will see a similar picture. Since 30 June 2017, we have seen inflation expectations reduce slightly and corporate bond yields decrease at longer terms.

Workplace pensions do not need a crystal ball

The end of the world is nigh….From a workplace pensions perspective, that is what you could be led to believe with some of the commentary doing the rounds. On 6th April minimum auto-enrolment contributions rose from a very low 2% to slightly improved 5%. This has been on the cards for several years, and was even pushed back from October 2017 by the previous Chancellor.

TPRs 2018 funding statement a risk management perspective

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) released its 2018 annual funding statement, and once again risk management was high up its agenda. This is perhaps not surprising in light of recent high profile employer insolvencies and the resulting reduction in member benefits. A key takeaway from the statement for me was TPR’s emphasis that it will not accept scheme size as an excuse for poor risk management.

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