Bovis Homes’ DB pension scheme moves to £9.8m surplus

Bovis Homes- DB pension deficit-2015

Bovis Homes’ defined benefit (DB) pension scheme has moved from a deficit of £0.7 million to a surplus of £9.8 million, its first half 2015 interim results revealed.

The housebuilding organisation’s DB pension scheme assets rose to £111.8 million from £103.4 million in the six months to 30 June 2015.

Its scheme liabilities decreased from £104 million to £102 million over the period.

The movement relates to a £7.8 million special contribution from Bovis Homes into the scheme and an increase in the discount rate applied to liabilities, as a result of changes in bond yields.