• 22 June 2017

    Greatest Good 2 paper launched

    We co-sponsored Greatest Good 2, a new research paper by the Pensions Institute which was launched 21 June 2017. The Greatest Good 2 paper is also the Pension Institute’s response to the Department for Work and Pensions Green Paper on the ‘Security and sustainability in DB pension schemes’. It follows on from the Greatest Good for the […] More

  • 31 May 2017

    Richard Farr comments on BT’s pension scheme in Investment & Pensions Europe

    Richard Farr comments on the options for BT’s pension scheme £7.6bn deficit. The scheme is preparing for its next triennial actuarial valuation and ahead of that it’s considering alternative options to address the shortfall. Managing Director, Richard Farr commented: “The UK network is BT’s biggest asset, but why would the trustees want security over that if that’s what […] More

  • 24 May 2017

    The pensions triple lock debate heats up ahead of the election campaign

    The pensions triple lock is increasingly becoming a major point of debate in the election campaign. Darren Redmayne, CEO, commented for BBC News online, on the brave decision to water down the policy along with the changes to social care contributions and winter fuel payment cuts. Darren said “these reforms will all have significant impacts on middle-class pensioners that are traditional […] More

  • 24 April 2017

    Tata Steel offers £520m to British Steel Pension Scheme

    Tata Steel offers £520m to the British Steel Pension Scheme. Richard Farr, Managing Director, comments on the news and explains how the scheme deficit will have increased since May last year, when the scheme’s section 179 deficit stood at £1.5bn. Richard estimates that the market roll forward to January 2017 would equate to over £2bn. Therefore, further funding may be […] More

  • 3 April 2017

    Thoughts shared on the DB Green Paper and DB crisis in Pensions World

    Francis Fernandes, Senior Advisor at Lincoln Pensions and other experts in the industry, shared their thoughts on the DB Green Paper and the DB crisis. The experts discussed the paper and the issues facing DB schemes at a round table discussion covering topics such as: the level of distressed schemes; the role of the government / […] More

  • 6 March 2017

    Insight from Alex Hutton-Mills shared in Pensions Insight’s podcast: From stressed to distressed

    Alex Hutton-Mills shared insight with Jack Jones from Pensions Insight following the Government’s green paper on the future of DB, launched in early March. The discussion includes affordability, TPRs powers and trustee’s challenges. Listen to the podcast. More

  • 2 March 2017

    Darren Redmayne comments on Sir Philip Green’s BHS pension scheme payment

    Darren Redmayne comments on the news that Sir Philip Green has agreed to contribute £363m in cash into the BHS pension scheme. This resolution comes after many months of negotiations and will give employees, both past and present, some certainty for retirement. Read the full articles around this story in Actuarial Post, Portfolio Institutional, Financial Adviser and Professional Pensions. More

  • 17 February 2017

    Richard Farr comments on Tata Steel’s latest proposal to close the BSPS pension scheme

    Richard Farr commented on Tata Steel’s latest proposal to close the British Steel Pension Scheme in Professional Pensions. Talking about past benefits, Richard highlighted the issue of past benefits and whether they can be protected. Read the full article (subscription to Professional Pensions required). More

  • 1 February 2017

    Alex Hutton-Mills comments on the BT Openreach split

    Alex Hutton-Mills commented on the BT Openreach split in Pensions Age. Alex, MD, commented on the required level of interaction and cooperation needed between the regulators to find a solution that works for all. Read the full article in Pensions Age. More

  • 31 January 2017

    Five new appointments to further support clients

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of five additional professionals to further strengthen our covenant advisory business. This announcement follows quickly after our business became part of Cardano in October 2016 and reflects Cardano’s commitment to Lincoln Pensions’ continued rapid growth and leadership of the sponsor covenant marketplace.  Luke Hartley, Emily Goodridge and Leon […] More