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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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31 May Key considerations for a pensions change project

There are three questions employers should ask before embarking on a pensions change project. First, they should question whether they can make the change. Employment contracts should be checked. If the change would breach the contract it will need varying. ...

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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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12 Dec Anne-Marie Winton comments in Pensions Expert on the British Steel Pension Scheme

The £15bn British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) has been at the centre of an intense debate over the past year around giving struggling sponsors the ability to restructure accrued benefits. Tata UK Steel is currently in discussion with employees about closing the BSPS to future accrual....

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