Industry responds to latest ONS life expectancy figures

Trustees Agenda posted on 26 September, 2018

Figures published by the ONS show that life expectancy stalled for the first time between 2015 and 2017. The Head of Research and Development at Club Vita has commented that he expects these findings to have a limited impact on DB pension schemes as many schemes will already have been monitoring this trend closely with their advisers. He also noted that 70% of people with DB benefits are in the top third income bracket for whom life expectancy continues to increase.