Funding, finding and finessing – pensions in 2023

At the start of a new year, attention inevitably turns to what lies ahead. After a year of economic and political turmoil, one hopes we are entering calmer waters. But what can we expect for UK pensions in 2023? In short, it will be the year of funding, finding and finessing workplace pensions. Funding It … Read more

Pension Disputes Bulletin – Winter 2022

Here is the latest edition of our regular Pension Disputes Bulletin which contains summaries of key cases, Ombudsman decisions and regulatory activity and highlights emerging risks for pension schemes, providers, sponsors, administrators, and other service providers. In this edition, we cover the implications of: a recent judgment on the operation of a scheme’s forfeiture rule … Read more

What can we learn from the Pension Regulator’s Corporate Plan?

The UK Pension Regulator has published its latest Corporate Plan which describes the Regulator’s main areas of focus over the next two years. The Plan provides important updates on the timing of the new DB funding Code and the extension of the notifiable events regime, as it sets out the key actions we can expect … Read more

Perspectives: Diversity in pensions Ep6 – In conversation with David Fairs, TPR

In the latest podcast in our series on diversity in pensions, David Fairs, Executive Director for Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice at The Pensions Regulator explores the Pension Regulator’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy with Pensions Partner and Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives, Samantha Brown. In the conversation, David discusses: actions the Regulator expects … Read more

Perspectives: Diversity in pensions Ep3 – In conversation with Karina Brookes, EY

In the latest podcast in our Diversity in Pensions series, Karina Brookes, Head of EY’s UK Covenant Advisory Practice, joins Samantha Brown, Regional Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills and they discuss a range of issues particularly relating to gender diversity in legal and professional services, including: how to ensure gender … Read more

Perspectives: Diversity in pensions Ep2: In conversation with Tracy Blackwell, PIC

In this second episode in our series on diversity in pensions, Samantha Brown Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills, is joined by Tracy Blackwell, CEO of Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) and they discuss: • the purpose of finance • the importance of businesses having a purpose and how this impacts on … Read more

Perspectives: Diversity in Pensions Ep1 – In conversation with Dana Grey, PPF

We are delighted to launch a new podcast series on diversity in pensions, in which we will hear from a range of participants on issues related to promoting diversity within the pensions and professional services industries. In our first episode, Samantha Brown, Head of Employment, Pensions and Incentives at Herbert Smith Freehills, is joined by … Read more