Defined Benefits: the role of governance

Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
Pensions Policy Institute
Publisher
Pensions Policy Institute
Date of publication
13 February 2017
Series
Briefing note 89
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This Briefing Note explores the role that is played by trustees in ensuring that pension schemes are well run and, as far as is possible, deliver in full the benefits accrued to members. 

This note explores:

  • The role of DB pension scheme trustees.
  • The benefits of good governance and examples of good practice.
  • The current gap between good and poor governance.
  • The relationship between scale and governance.
  • Improving scheme governance.

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