Here is a round-up of the COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related pensions briefings and blogs that we have published recently. Together with links to some of the firm’s COVID-19 webinars which we think will be of general interest.

To limit the number of emails that we send to you at this time we have not sent all of these to you separately. The latest updates can be found on our UK pensions blog at any time.

COVID-19

BREAKING – UK Government plans radical changes to UK insolvency regime

Pensions Regulator issues Annual Funding Statement for DB schemes and sponsors amid COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Around 10% of companies with DB schemes look to defer pension contributions (UK)

COVID-19: People: Regulator issues further guidance in response to heightened risks associated with pension transfers and scams (UK)

Chancellor extends Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until end of October

In addition, we have updated the following guidance notes and checklists to reflect recent developments:

COVID-19: Key action checklists for trustees and employers of DC schemes (UK) – UPDATED

COVID-19: Key actions checklists for trustees and sponsors of DB schemes (UK) – UPDATED

Webinars

COVID-19: Pressure points – Leading through crises

This webinar coincided with the UK Mental Health Week and we were delighted to be joined by Dr Beverley Flint, a clinical psychologist and leading mental health and wellbeing specialist (Director, C&I Wellbeing), and John Flint (former Group CEO of HSBC). The webinar examines the challenges of leadership through crises and adapting responses to it at Board, senior leadership and managerial levels, whilst recognising the unique humanitarian challenges of Covid-19 on mental health and wellbeing.

COVID-19: People – Return to work strategy – protecting people and places

This webinar looks at the legal and practical considerations for employers and landlords as we exit the quarantine and prepare for the easing of lockdown restrictions across the UK and EMEA region. Amongst other things, it considers key questions, including actions in relation to government requirements, practical recommendations to protect health and safety at work, the data protection implications of measures which may be implemented to facilitate the return to work (e.g. contact tracing apps, public/private data sharing, temperature testing), balancing risk and obligations – identifying potential pressure points, potential issues for employers and landlords putting in place measures which exceed recommended guidance, and reporting obligations.

Non-COVID-19

Pensions Planner – May 2020 – The latest edition of our quarterly Pensions Planner, which covers recent developments and looks at what is on the horizon is now available.

New industry guidance on climate risks signals direction of travel for pension scheme

Latest news

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Alison Brown
Alison Brown
Executive Partner (EPI), Pensions, London
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Rachel Pinto
Partner, Pensions, London
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Tim Smith
Tim Smith
Professional Support Lawyer, London
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