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DB pensions with Liability Driven Investments (LDIs): Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to report

20 November 2023

The Work and Pensions Committee has today published the Government Response to its report on defined benefit pensions with Liability Driven Investments (LDIs).

The report, published in June, warned that more still needed to be done to address weaknesses in the ability of DB schemes to manage risk and that their investments must never again be allowed to jeopardise the stability of the UK economy as they did during the events of September 2022.

The Government and the Pensions Regulator (TPR) have reacted positively to a number of the Committee’s recommendations, including committing to further analysis to understand the impact of the episode on scheme funding, improving oversight of pension schemes’ ability to respond to market movements and taking steps to improve governance standards.

Chair's comment

Work and Pensions Committee Chair, Rt Hon Sir Stephen Timms MP, said:

“The commitment by the Government and The Pensions Regulator to improve oversight, governance standards and the management of systemic risk is a welcome step in the right direction. What we need to see now is a clear timeline for taking the measures forward.  The Committee will be keeping a close eye on progress.”

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