HSF Pensions Round-up – 24 April 2020

We have published a number of COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related briefings and blogs recently to help our clients keep track of the latest development. To limit the number of emails that we send to you at this time we have not sent all of these to you separately. Instead, over the coming weeks we will … Read more

Supreme Court rules that Morrisons not vicariously liable for ‘rogue’ employee’s data breach

On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal’s ruling in Morrisons Supermarkets Plc v Various Claimants. The decision, which will come as a relief to employers, pension schemes, administrators and other organisations, re-establishes that when determining an employer’s vicarious liability a key focus is whether the employee was pursuing their own, … Read more

Pension disputes bulletin – March 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of our quarterly pensions disputes bulletin. In these bulletins we 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 regulatory developments in relation to the Pension Schemes Bill and the Pensions Regulator’s … Read more

HMRC publishes guidance on tax consequences of GMP equalisation

HMRC has today issued its long-awaited guidance on some of the tax issues associated with implementing GMP equalisation. The guidance is limited in scope as it only relates to benefit adjustments where the reason for the adjustment is solely GMP equalisation. In addition, it only relates to equalisation methods where a dual record keeping (or … Read more

What’s on the horizon for pensions litigation in 2020?

2019 was a busy year for pension litigators, with key judgments being handed down in a number of significant cases, including Safeway v Newton (validity of retrospective equalisation of normal pension age), Granada UK Rental & Retail Ltd v The Pensions Regulator (validity of financial support direction) and BIC v Burgess (validity of amendment of … 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