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Defined Benefit - Employers

Every three years an actuarial valuation is undertaken for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes such as CARE. This is required by legislation. 

The valuation compares the assets of the scheme to the estimated cost of the benefits that have been earned, known as liabilities. If the assets are less than the liabilities then a recovery plan needs to be agreed to provide additional contributions from participating employers. 

The valuation involves assessing the employer covenant, the financial support provided to the scheme by the participating employers, which is an important factor in determining the assumptions used in the calculation of the liabilities.

2019 Valuation

The 2019 valuation is now in progress and the timetable, including when you can expect to hear from us is available below. We've also prepared a summary of some common terms used in relation to the valuation and this is also available below.

If you have any questions about the 2019 valuation, please get in touch with the Employer Relationship Team:

Email Rachel Holmes or call 0113 394 2689
Email Russ Graham or call  0113 394 2692


  • CARE DB - Valuation Postcard (2019) Download
  • DB Pension Schemes - Key terms Download