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16 Jan Difficult Decisions

A case that I am familiar with involved a man in his mid-thirties passing away after having filled his EoW, nominating the two children as potential beneficiaries. However, the grandfather then produced paternity proof in relation to a further child from a secret relationship his...

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12 Dec ARC Pensions Law shortlisted for Pensions Age Awards 2019

ARC Pensions Law is pleased to announce its shortlisting for Pension Law Firm of the Year in the 2019 Pensions Age Awards. ARC has been recognised for its legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision, client case and employee development, demonstrating a new kind of pensions law...

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23 Jan How to avoid pitfalls in DC bulk transfers

Pension freedoms, increasing governance demands and higher charges have led to considerable appetite among employers to transfer defined contribution pots to either a mastertrust or contract-based arrangement, but there are a number of hurdles that need to be overcome....

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11 Jan VAT and Pension Scheme Expenses for Defined Benefit Schemes

It is three and a half years since HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) announced a change in their practice in relation to recoverability of VAT on pension scheme expenses. The reform allowed employers to recover VAT on investment, including administrative expenses associated with their defined...

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