Are you ready for Brexit?

    As the uncertainty over the timing and nature of Brexit continues, it is important that your organisation and pension scheme are prepared for any eventuality. You can follow the key developments and find out what you need to know to prepare for Brexit on our Brexit hub and by following our Brexit blog. Our Brexit … Read more

    Top 10 reasons for Pensions Ombudsman complaints in 2018/19 revealed

    The Pensions Ombudsman’s annual report for 2018/19 shows that the number of pension related complaints continues to rise, with 1,538 new investigations opened by the Ombudsman in the past year (a 5% increase on the previous year). The top 10 reasons for new complaints remains largely unchanged from 2017/18, although the order has changed. However, … Read more

    Tougher pensions regulation survey – your views and experiences

    The Pensions Regulator has said that it is taking a “clearer, quicker and tougher” approach to pensions regulation. But what impact is this having in practice? To find out, we invite you to complete our tougher pensions regulation survey to share: your experiences of dealing with the Pensions Regulator, and your views on the Regulator’s … Read more

    Practical guide: Responding to requests for information from the Pensions Regulator

    The Pensions Regulator is being more proactive and it is becoming increasingly common for pension scheme trustees, corporate sponsors, advisers and service providers to receive formal and informal requests for information from the Regulator.In the past five years the Regulator has issued 656 formal requests for information, known as "Section 72 notices". This represents an increase of 133% on the previous five year period. Read more

    Podcast: Pensions de-risking: Buy-outs and GMP equalisation

    Listen to our latest pensions de-risking podcast (12 mins) as Rachel Pinto, Pensions Partner discusses the implications of GMP equalisation for pension scheme buy-outs with Uzma Nazir, Head of Origination Structuring, Pension Insurance Corporation. In the discussion, Uzma shares her views on: how buy-out insurers are approaching the issue of GMP equalisation how GMP equalisation … Read more

    Does the PPF have to guarantee 100% of members’ benefits?

    Potentially, yes. If the judges in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) follow the Opinion of Advocate General Hogan in the German case of PSV v Bauer (Case C-168/18).This case, once again, raises the question of the extent to which an individual's workplace pension benefits should be protected under EU law by an institution set up by a Member State to provide protection where the individual's employer or former employer has become insolvent. Read more