Author Archives: Arc Pensions Law

20.10.2020

New information gathering powers under the Pension Schemes Bill

The Pension Schemes Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons on 7 Oct…


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14.10.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor to speak at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s Annual Conference 2020

Partner Rosalind Connor will be speaking at this year’s Pensions and Lifet…


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8.10.2020

Partner Anne-Marie Winton comments in Pensions Age and Law360 on the possibility of further amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill

The second reading of the Pension Schemes Bill has been completed and it will co…


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5.10.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on whether ‘too-big-to-fail’ schemes should be nationalised

The current pandemic-led economic crisis, coupled with the fact that some of the…


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5.10.2020

New guidance for pension consolidators is just the beginning

In June, the Pensions Regulator (TPR), published guidance on a new interim regim…


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5.10.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Age on the pace of reform within the pensions industry

The pace of policy and regulatory reform has been ‘breathless’ in recent yea…


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2.10.2020

Partner Anne-Marie Winton interviewed by Real Deals on TPR’s recent investigation into Bernard Matthews and what it means for PE investors

Anne-Marie Winton dissects The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) recent report on the…


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1.10.2020

Arc Pensions Law ranked Tier 2 across its offices in The Legal 500 UK 2021 for Pensions

We are pleased to announce that Arc Pensions Law’s London and Leeds offices ar…


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28.09.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in the Financial Times on The Pensions Regulator probing Covid pension suspensions for abuse

Regulators are investigating a number of companies’ pension schemes for suspec…


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24.09.2020

Partner Anne-Marie Winton comments in FTAdviser, Pensions Expert and Pensions Age on the effects of the Chancellor’s Job Support Scheme on pension contributions

HM Treasury has confirmed that its new Job Support Scheme will not cover employe…


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24.09.2020

Arc Pensions Law shortlisted for Boutique Law Firm of the Year in The Lawyer Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that Arc Pensions Law has been shortlisted in The L…


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21.09.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Professional Pensions and in The Legal Diary on Railways Pension Scheme’s deficit warning over revised TPR funding codes

The Railways Pension Scheme has warned The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that its pro…


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18.09.2020

Partner Anna Rogers comments in Professional Pensions on their silver anniversary: policy over the past 25 years and what needs to change for the future

As part of a series celebrating PP’s silver anniversary, Hope William-Smith as…


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18.09.2020

Scheme governance going public: a member’s foe or friend?

While designed to boost member understanding, published statements of investment…


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16.09.2020

A radical re-think of DB funding?

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is looking to shake up how it regulates the funding…


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16.09.2020

Partner Anna Copestake to speak at a DC scheme consolidation webinar hosted by Smart Pension

Partner Anna Copestake will be a keynote speaker at the scheme consolidation …


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14.09.2020

Managing Partner Rosalind Connor interviewed by Solicitors Journal on the management of a business during a global pandemic

Taking over the management of a business during lockdown is quite challenging, b…


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10.09.2020

Don’t always trust the guidance

It is reassuring to find technical guidance that appears to confirm we can do so…


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4.09.2020

The Pensions Regulator: Imposing joint and several liability for pensions liabilities

Defined benefits (or final salary) pension schemes are often a group’s largest…


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1.09.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on the Pensions Regulator’s ‘fast-track’ proposal

The introduction of a twin-track approach to regulating defined benefit scheme f…


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13.08.2020

Arc Pensions Law commended at the 2020 PIPA Awards

Arc Pensions Law has been commended in the ‘Pensions Law Firm of the Year’ c…


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11.08.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Pensions Expert on the importance of being buyout-ready

Long-heralded defined benefit consolidators have yet to win a single client, but…


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10.08.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor interviewed by Pensions Expert following her appointment to Managing Partner

Specialist pensions law firm Arc Pensions Law has a new managing partner, Rosali…


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6.08.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Pensions Expert on how the government can best approach possible reforms of the retail price index

The chair of Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Ltd, Roger Maynard, has warned that …


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5.08.2020

Is the Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 a problem for pensions?

The Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020 received Royal Assent at the en…


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3.08.2020

Arc Pensions Law contributes to the PLSA’s guide to support trustees navigate the new requirements to disclose their investment activities

The PLSA has published guidance to help DB and DC trustees navigate the new lega…


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31.07.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in the Financial Times in relation to what superfunds should offer members and whether their pension benefits could change

Last month, UK regulators gave the green light for the creation of “pension su…


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21.07.2020

The growing importance of the specialist law firm

The house of law has many rooms. Among law firms themselves, there is every cate…


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9.07.2020

Partner Anna Copestake to speak at Professional Pensions Live

Partner Anna Copestake will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Professional P…


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7.07.2020

Arc Pensions Law virtual hike raises over £3,000 for the Trussell Trust

Arc Pensions Law is delighted to have raised over £3,000 for the Trussell Trust…


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1.07.2020

Partner Anna Copestake shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year at the Women in Pensions Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that Partner Anna Copestake has again been shortlis…


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1.07.2020

Arc Pensions Law appoints new Managing Partner

Arc Pensions Law, is delighted to announce the promotion of Partner Rosalind Con…


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30.06.2020

TPR’s superfund green light is only the start

The Pensions Regulator’s new interim regime for superfunds sets out the initia…


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30.06.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on the key amendments missing from new insolvency legislation

Government attempts to mitigate the risk its new insolvency legislation poses to…


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29.06.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in New Law Journal on the advantage of using a formal process to suspend pensions while the crisis lasts

Even before the carnage of COVID-19, many businesses were ailing, often weighed …


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26.06.2020

Partner Vikki Massarano comments in the Financial Times on what the Hughes judgment on PPF’s cap on compensation payments means for affected members

Since 2005 about 600 high earners, including senior executives, managers and pil…


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26.06.2020

Anne-Marie Winton: New risks attached to M&A activity involving DB pension schemes

After the Queen’s Speech on 14 October last year, a new Pension Schemes Bill s…


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24.06.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in The Actuarial Post on TPR regime for the superfunds market

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) unveiled last week the high bar it expects new supe…


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24.06.2020

Partner Vikki Massarano comments in Actuarial Post on the PPF and TPR’s involvement in insolvency procedures

Arc Pensions Law comments on the news that the UK government has been forced to …


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19.06.2020

Partner Jane Kola comments in Pensions Expert on how schemes registered outside the UK can seek help from the PPF in a no-deal Brexit

As Covid-19 continues to wreak its devastation on the corporate landscape, dozen…


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16.06.2020

Arc Pensions Law and River Mercantile to host interactive session on implementation statements

Arc Pensions Law is delighted to co-host with River and Mercantile ‘The wh…


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16.06.2020

DB Scheme – employer insolvency: risk management strategies for trustees

It is a fact of life that not all employers will survive as long as their pensio…


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12.06.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on the possible changes to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill following concerns from pensions industry bodies

Pensions industry bodies are lobbying the government to make changes to the Corp…


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10.06.2020

Danyal Enver: Covid-19 corporate distress: what employers and trustees need to know

Thanks to Covid-19, business is bad. Despite government measures to alleviate t…


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8.06.2020

Partner Anna Copestake spoke at PMI roundtable on schemes’ engagement strategies

The decisions members make, or don’t make, can have a huge impact on their ret…


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4.06.2020

Adjusting to rapidly fluctuating demand is pointing a speedboat on a new heading: the strengths of the specialist law firm

As Arc celebrates its fifth anniversary Chris Mullen looks back on the Firm̵…


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28.05.2020

Arc Pensions Law contributes to the PLSA’s new template for the DC Chair’s statement

Arc Pensions Law LLP is delighted to have contributed to the PLSA’s new templa…


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27.05.2020

Arc Pensions Law listed in PMI’s Trustee Training Directory

Arc Pensions Law is delighted to be featured in the Pensions Management Institu…


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15.05.2020

Partner Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on the challenges the lockdown has imposed on trustees and how they are adapting to them

A global pandemic has forced most countries to enter lockdown; social distancing…


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14.05.2020

Partner Vikki Massarano comments in the Legal Diarist on TPR’s call on trustees to stay vigilant for companies paying out dividends and “excessive” bonuses

The pressures and dilemmas created by the C-virus are so widespread that it’s …


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