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01 Oct Rosalind Connor comments in Money Marketing on providing savers with information on transfers

A new paper calling for employees to be given information on how to access transfer values, even if they have not asked for it, has reignited the debate about best practice on defined benefit pension transfers. Rosalind Connor finds the key point – members “don’t know...

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25 Sep Rosalind Connor discusses DB scheme reformation at the Professional Pensions Trustee Senate

One of the big discussion points in the industry this year has been the security and sustainability of defined benefit (DB) schemes and whether the system is ripe for reform. More is yet to come with the government due to publish a white paper this...

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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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02 May Sarah Miller comments in Pensions Expert on scope of DWP’s regulations for struggling contracted-out schemes

The Department for Work and Pensions has published regulations allowing struggling contracted-out schemes in a Pension Protection Fund assessment period or in talks over a regulated apportionment arrangement to transfer liabilities to schemes that have never been contracted out....

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11 Apr Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on the John Menzies MoU

A memorandum of understanding has been signed by John Menzies and trustees of its pension scheme as it has closed the scheme and plans to begin a sectionalisation process, but experts have highlighted that this sort of agreement is rarely legally binding....

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27 Sep Anne-Marie Winton comments in Pensions Expert re Smiths Group claws back deficit after 8-year fight

Smiths Group reporting a significant improvement in the funding position of its defined benefit pension schemes after pursuing a stringent eight-year derisking campaign in Pensions Expert....

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