The Regulator has added a set of ‘technical queries’ to the scheme funding pages of its website. The questions and answers cover a range of funding-related topics such as a scheme’s first Part 3 valuation, setting an initial contribution rate in a newly established scheme, the interaction between a scheme’s contribution rule and the need for employer agreement, setting recovery plan assumptions and the valuation of insurance policies for Part 3 purposes. The FAQs are available at