uk Figures showing a big surplus in Britain’s largest occupational retirement schemes are misleading and will give staff false hope that employers will retain final-salary plans beyond the next few years, according to a firm of pension consultants. Proposed changes to accounting rules and increases in life expectancy would transform the current surplus in excess of £20bn registered by leading companies into a funding shortfall of more than £120bn, said Redington Partners.

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