PPF shows company pensions doubling
10 Feb 11
The 6,560 company pensions in the UK covered by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) saw surpluses over liabilities more than double during January, showing progress for the country's corporate retirement savings.
According to the PPF, rising gilt yields were able to make up for stock market losses, most specifically due to a fall in obligations triggered by a 26 basis point increase in 15-year gilt yields.
Compensating members of pension schemes if their company fails due to monetary issues, the PPF undoubtedly breathed a sigh of relief at news that eligible schemes had posted a surplus of £46.1 billion, rising from £21.7 billion pounds in December.
One of the main casualties of the recession still remains to be final-salary pension schemes, which have fallen out of favour with employers because of the costs associated with running them due to members living longer and tightening regulations
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