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

Pressure points: Regulator updates Covid-19 guidance for DB scheme trustees and sponsors

Insolvency Bill will “seriously weaken” position of DB schemes and the PPF warn peers

Pension contributions and partial furlough (UK)

COVID-19: Pressure points: Workplace pensions – 4 cost saving steps for employers (UK)

Webinars

Reputation risks and opportunities

Joined by global communications firm Edelman, this webinar explores the legal and reputational risks arising from Covid-19 and share practical tips for managing these risks.

Repairing the balance sheet – accessing new equity and debt finance (UK)

This webinar reflects the shift of focus from dealing with near-term liquidity concerns, to ensuring longer term viability and recovery. It considers some of the options available to companies in the recovery and repair phase including accessing new credit facilities, equity capital and government schemes as well as preserving cash and the impact on supply chain and creditor behaviour.

Pressure points – next phase of state aid: deeper bailouts and recapitalisation

This webinar looks at what we are beginning, and expect, to see next in terms of bailouts of specific businesses and industries which governments consider to be of strategic importance.

Non-COVID-19

Pensions Regulator opens door for schemes to transfer to DB consolidators

FCA pushes ahead with plans to improve DB transfer market

GMP equalisation working group publishes guidance on when to rectify

Latest news

For more information on the proposed changes to the UK insolvency regime, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and COVID-19 more generally, subscribe our UK pensions blog and our employment blog.

Contact us

Alison Brown
Alison Brown
Executive Partner (EPI), Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2427
Rachel Pinto
Rachel Pinto
Partner, Pensions, London
+44 20 7466 2638
Tim Smith
Tim Smith
Professional Support Lawyer, London
+44 20 7466 2542