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12 Nov Lloyds pensions ruling: much needed clarity provided on guaranteed minimum pensions

Following last month’s landmark High Court ruling on Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMPs), namely that Lloyds Banking Group must equalise some legacy benefits for men and women, the newspaper headlines were perhaps predictable. The focus, even from the BBC and The Times, was that gender equalisation...

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09 Nov Jane Kola comments in City A.M. on Barnardo’s losing its legal battle to shift its pension indexation

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that children's charity Barnardo's can not change the index it uses to protect pensions from inflation. In a unanimous verdict judges ruled the charity may not switch the measure of inflation used on its pension scheme from the retail prices index...

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17 Jan Anna Copestake comments in Pensions Age on drawdown demand outstripping annuities

When it comes to retirement products, drawdown is currently king. Figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that drawdown sales consistently beat those of annuities throughout 2016, while in September the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revealed that drawdown arrangements rose by 4 per...

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12 Oct How deferred debt arrangements offer easement for NAME schemes

Nights start to close in in October and we can look forward to evenings at home trying to find old pound coins down the back of the sofa in time to spend them....

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12 Oct Exploring the government’s consultation on corporate governance reform

Anne-Marie Winton considers the key proposals affecting pensions outlined in the government’s response and suggests there is some bark, but not necessarily much bite from the pensions industry’s point of view....

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25 May ARC highly commended at the 2017 Financial Times PIPA Awards

ARC Pensions Law has been highly commended at the Financial Times' 18th annual Pension and Investment Provider Awards for it's innovation and growth. The PIPAs recognise excellence among providers of products and services to UK workplace pension schemes....

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