HSF Pensions Round Up – September 2020

Here is a round-up of the pensions blogs and briefings that we have posted during the past month. Some of these have been broadcast but several have not, to avoid sending you too many emails. Read more

Pensions Planner – September 2020

The latest edition of our quarterly Pensions Planner is here. Click on the image below to download your copy. The Planner and our handy timeline will help you keep up to date with the latest developments in pensions law and practice and identify the key pensions issues that your scheme or organisation needs to address in the … Read more

Pensions Regulator declares ‘no fowl’ in failed Bernard Matthews rescue

The regulatory intervention report published by the Pensions Regulator following its investigation in relation to the Bernard Matthews Ltd Pension Scheme (Scheme), will be welcomed by private equity firms, at a time when many businesses may be in need of fresh capital injections, as it indicates that the Regulator does not object in principle to … Read more

BREAKING – UK Government plans radical changes to UK insolvency regime

Yesterday, the Government introduced legislation before Parliament, in the form of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which will make radical changes to the UK insolvency regime. The goal of the legislation is to prevent otherwise viable companies from failing as a result of current events. However, its effect will be to make the position … Read more

Pension Schemes Bill (Part 1) – Directors, banks and investors put on notice as new criminal sanctions and regulatory powers are significantly wider than expected

Following the announcement of a new Pension Schemes Bill in the Queen’s Speech on 14 October 2019, the Bill has now been published. As anticipated, the Bill contains a number of significant new powers for the Pensions Regulator. However, the proposed new powers are significantly wider than many in the industry expected. If they are … 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