HSF Pensions Round-up – 26 May 2020

Here is a round-up of the COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related pensions briefings and blogs that we have published recently. Together with links to some of the firm’s COVID-19 webinars which we think will be of general interest. To limit the number of emails that we send to you at this time we have not sent … Read more

COVID-19: Pressure points: Key pensions-related guidance (UK)

A plethora of guidance is being produced to help employers and trustees deal with the issues arising from the spread of COVID-19 and the measures that have been introduced to limit this. The table below (which we will update as new guidance is issued) provides links to the key pensions-related COVID-19 guidance issued to date … 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

COVID-19: People: Job Retention Scheme and Pensions (UK) – UPDATED

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), announced on 20 March 2020 opened for claims on 20 April. The scheme has now been extended for the second time. Originally due to end on 31 May, then 30 June, the Chancellor announced on 12 May that it will remain in place and available to all sectors through … Read more

Chancellor extends Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until end of October

The Chancellor has just announced in Parliament that: the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain in place and be available to all sectors through to the end of October the scheme will continue without change until the end of July from August there will be greater flexibility in particular, employers currently using the scheme will … Read more

Pensions Planner – May 2020

The latest edition of our quarterly Pensions Planner, which covers COVID and non-COVID related developments, is now available. 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 … Read more