Defined Benefits: the role of governance

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Pensions Policy Institute
Pensions Policy Institute
Date of publication
13 February 2017
Briefing note 89
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Older Adults
Social welfare
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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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