Principles of funding

Regulator Q&A

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Life & Pensions

What level should defined benefit (DB) schemes be funding to? What are the regulator's expectations?

Tony Hobman

Our broad expectations reflect the current legislative reality and the move away from the old Minimum Funding Requirement (MFR) - an inadequate floor that, as it turned out, became a ceiling - to a scheme-specific approach that sits clearly within EU requirements. Schemes need to ensure that they are funded to the level of their technical provisions (TPs). The UK has acce