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Record £10.6bn transferred out of Defined Benefit schemes in the first quarter of 2018

Published on: 06/29/18 04:00:pm

Contrary to the thoughts of many experts who believed that 2017 would prove to be the year UK pension transfers hit their peak, recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show a record £10.6bn was transferred out of Defined Benefit schemes in the first quarter of 2018.

Defined Benefit schemes have come under the spotlight in recent years, with many believed to be at risk of failing. Firms such as Carillion, BHS and British Steel have entered liquidation with vast company pension fuelled black holes on their balance sheets. With pension transfer values at an all-time high, it’s easy to see why so many firms are telling you to cash in your defined benefit pension.

How transfers have grown since pension freedoms were introduced.

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You can read the full ONS report here -

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/investmentspensions...

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