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UK Pension Schemes Shy Away From Private Equity

It has been revealed that UK pension schemes are shying away from private equity due to the fact they need firm income and more reliable investment returns for the future. As a consequence, a...

Who Will Cover The Growing BT Pension Fund Deficit?

It is believed that the BT pension deficit has now reached £9.4 billion and while there are plans afoot to fill the hole left in the pension scheme, it would seem that BT's competitors may well be...

BSkyB Goes On The Offensive Over BT Pension Plans

As we covered earlier today, British Telecom is looking at a pension fund deficit in excess of £9 billion and has been in talks with the regulator Ofcom to try and find a solution to this growing...

Annuity Rates Have Halved In 15 Years

Those looking to retire in the short to medium term in the UK will face a nightmare scenario with news that annuity rates have halved over the last 15 years. This unprecedented fall in annuity...

Are We Nearing The End Of Final Salary Pension Schemes?

It has been revealed that 80% of company directors in the UK believe that final salary pension schemes will close their doors to new members in the short term. The ongoing recession coupled with...

Has Alistair Darling Finally Reacted To The Public Sector Pension Situation?

Underneath the hustle and bustle of the big headline grabbing stories of today's pre-budget report there is confirmation that UK public sector workers will be required to increase their own pension...

Alistair Darling Announces State Pension Increase

Plans to increase the UK state pension by 2.5%, or 4% in real terms because of the negative inflation rate at the moment, were today announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. This will bring...

Employer Pension Costs Double In 10 Years

It has been revealed that employer pension fund contributions have ballooned over the last 10 years rising from £21.8 billion in 2001 to £46.1 billion last year. This is one of the unforeseen...

Enhanced Pension Transfer Values Under Scrutiny

The Pensions Regulator has today stepped into the fray regarding enhanced pension transfer values which are being used more and more by UK companies as a means of reducing their pension fund...

Alistair Darling's Smoke And Mirrors Pension Trick

Alistair Darling today stands accused of using smoke and mirrors to give the impression that the overall UK state pension would rise by 2.5% this year and 4% in real terms, due to the impact of...

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