Defined benefits: today and tomorrow

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Corporate author(s)
Pensions Policy Institute
Pensions Policy Institute
Date of publication
20 December 2016
Briefing note 86
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Older Adults
Social welfare
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The first in a series of briefing notes on the subject of DB pensions in the private sector, this note explores:

  • A brief history of DB pension provision in the private sector in the UK.
  • The complex set of factors behind the decline in DB provision.
  • The challenges facing sponsors, trustees, government, regulators and members.
  • The options available to sponsors, trustees, government and regulators to help schemes facing challenges.

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