Pension Board Funding Standard Seminars June 2012

“Impact of legislative changes on defined benefit pension scheme funding”

Thursday 7 June 2012: The Pensions Board is hosting a series of pension information seminars to explain recent changes to the funding standard rules for defined benefit pension schemes.

The new rules set out how defined benefit schemes must meet their funding obligations and what steps they must take if they do not.  The Pensions Board also announced the deadlines by which trustees must submit funding proposals to the Board to deal with scheme deficits.

The seminars will explain the impact of these legislative changes and will discuss what decisions have to be taken by trustees of underfunded schemes.  The seminars will be of interest to scheme trustees, employers, trade union and other interested parties.

Areas to be covered include:

  • the Board’s approach to dealing with defined benefit scheme funding issues
  • deadlines for the submission of funding proposals
  • the introduction of risk reserves
  • sovereign annuities and sovereign bonds

Pension Board Funding Standard Seminars June 2012 – Venues and Times

Dublin, The Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2
Wednesday 20 June – 10.00am – 12.00pm

Dublin, The Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2
Wednesday 20 June – 2.00pm – 4pm

Cork, The Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork
Thursday 21 June – 2.00pm – 4pm


To reserve your place at one of the seminars please e-mail stating which seminar you wish to attend.

For multiple bookings please provide the contact details (name, organisation, e-mail) for each individual being booked to attend.

Where seminars are over subscribed the Board will look at holding additional events to facilitate demand.


The Board will continue to up-date its website with guidelines, information and FAQs on pension changes as they occur. You can receive e-mail alerts of any changes by signing up for our “News by e-mail” alert service – which is free of charge and available on our website at

For further information, please contact: 

The Pensions Board     

Tel: (01) 613 1900