The financial statements of M&S are presented in Appendix 5B or can be accessed at the book’s companion website, www.wiley.com
Refer to M&S’s financial statements and the accompanying notes to answer the following questions.
(a) What kind of pension plan does M&S provide its employees?
(b) What was M&S’s pension expense for 2008 and 2007?
(c) What is the impact of M&S’s pension plans for 2008 on its financial statements?
(d) What information does M&S provide on the target allocation of its pension assets? How do the allocations relate to the expected returns on these assets?