UK's final salary pensions 'were not and are not' at risk of collapse, says pensions regulator

Jonathan Stapleton
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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has moved to reassure savers that defined benefit (DB) pension schemes are safe after a number of media sources reported of their imminent collapse in the run-up to the Bank of England's gilt market intervention. Speaking at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's annual conference yesterday (13 October), TPR chief executive Charles Counsell said newspaper headlines such as those suggesting pension funds "almost collapsed amid market meltdown" or were "hours from disaster" were simply not true. He said: "Following recent media coverage, I think it ...

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