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Pensions shortfall hits £70bn says Watson Wyatt

A 20 per cent fall in the UK stockmarket since the beginning of the year has pushed UK companies&#39 pensions funding an estimated £70bn into the red.

Research from actuarial consultant Watson Wyatt shows the companies in the FTSE 100 have a £35bn deficit in their pension funding under new accountancy standard FRS17, with all UK companies&#39 deficit around twice that figure.

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