Practical guide: Responding to requests for information from the Pensions Regulator

The Pensions Regulator is being more proactive and it is becoming increasingly common for pension scheme trustees, corporate sponsors, advisers and service providers to receive formal and informal requests for information from the Regulator.In the past five years the Regulator has issued 656 formal requests for information, known as "Section 72 notices". This represents an increase of 133% on the previous five year period. Read more

Podcast: Pensions de-risking: Buy-outs and GMP equalisation

Listen to our latest pensions de-risking podcast (12 mins) as Rachel Pinto, Pensions Partner discusses the implications of GMP equalisation for pension scheme buy-outs with Uzma Nazir, Head of Origination Structuring, Pension Insurance Corporation. In the discussion, Uzma shares her views on: how buy-out insurers are approaching the issue of GMP equalisation how GMP equalisation … Read more

Does the PPF have to guarantee 100% of members’ benefits?

Potentially, yes. If the judges in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) follow the Opinion of Advocate General Hogan in the German case of PSV v Bauer (Case C-168/18).This case, once again, raises the question of the extent to which an individual's workplace pension benefits should be protected under EU law by an institution set up by a Member State to provide protection where the individual's employer or former employer has become insolvent. Read more

Trustees and ESG – are you ready for 1 October 2019?

From 1 October, trustees of occupational pension schemes with more than one hundred members will be required to set out their policy on how they take account of financially material factors, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations, in their investment decision making. New legislative requirements published on 3 June 2019, mean that trustees also … Read more

Pensions Planner: June 2019

The latest edition of our quarterly Pensions Planner is now available.Click on the image below to download your copy.We hope that you find this guide helpful. Please share any feedback you have on it.You can also follow our latest thinking on all of the topics covered in the Planner on our new pensions blog.Please contact us if you need assistance with any of the issues that are highlighted in this edition. Read more