Pension Schemes Bill to be reintroduced

As expected, in today’s Queen’s speech, the Government has confirmed that it intends to reintroduce the Pension Schemes Bill before Parliament. The Bill was first introduced three weeks before Parliament was dissolved ahead of the General Election. We expect the Bill to be reintroduced early in the New Year and for the content to be … Read more

What does the election result mean for pensions?

So, the Conservatives return to Government with an 80 seat majority – a result few people predicted in the run-up to last Thursday’s poll. At a macro level, this removes a great deal of the (immediate) uncertainty that has existed since the EU referendum in June 2016. Barring a very unexpected turn of events, we … Read more

Pensions Planner – December 2019

The latest edition of our Pensions Planner is now available to help you plan for 2020 and beyond. Click on the image below to download your copy. The Planner and our handy timeline will help you keep track of the latest developments in pensions law and practice and identify the key pensions issues that your … Read more

Pension disputes bulletin – October 2019

Welcome to the first edition of our new quarterly pension disputes bulletin. In these bulletins we will report on key cases, Ombudsman determinations and regulatory activity and identify emerging risks for pension schemes, sponsors, administrators and other service providers. In this edition we cover: key developments in relation to pension transfers and GMP equalisation recent … Read more

Pension Schemes Bill published

The Pension Schemes Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech on Monday has been introduced in Parliament. You can view the Bill here. The Bill contains provisions which, if it reaches the statute books, will: introduce new powers for the Pensions Regulator enable employers to establish Collective DC schemes (based on the model developed by Royal … Read more

Pensions Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

The long-awaited Pension Bill has been announced in the Queen’s speech today. We understand that the Bill (which will be a ‘Pension Schemes Bill’) could be published as soon as tomorrow. We are also expecting the Regulator to launch the first part of its consultation on the principles and framework for the new defined benefit … Read more

Video: Pensions and ESG – how are pension funds and asset managers responding?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are becoming increasingly high profile and they are moving up the agenda for trustee boards, pension providers and asset managers as they respond to new legal and regulatory requirements, to pressure from savers and action groups and to changing social norms. Today sees new legal requirements come into force … Read more