uk The accounting standards setter proposed radical changes in pension fund calculations which could raise liabilities and force additional funding. Among the changes being proposed by the Accounting Standards Board (ASB) is that liabilities should be calculated using the risk-free rate rather than on the value of high-quality corporate bonds, usually AA-rated, required by current accounting standards. Using this lower return rate as the valuation benchmark would increase the size of firms’ pension liabilities.

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