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19 Jul Inadequate measures place pressure on pensions’ schemes

After several vigorous, public criticism of its failure to exercise its powers in high profile cases, the Pensions’ Regulator has its spotlight firmly trained on corporate activity and the impact it has on defined benefit pension schemes. That scrutiny is in addition to the Work...

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26 Feb Anne-Marie Winton comments in Law360 on Barclays’ plan to re-house its pension scheme in a new investment banking arm

When Barclays becomes the first British bank to reveal in court how it will comply with new ring-fencing regulations, pension lawyers will look to how the bench reacts to the lender's controversial plan to house its pension scheme in its newly separated investment banking arm....

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24 Jan Do the GKN trustees really matter to Melrose?

Pension scheme trustees tend to keep quietly in the corner, talking about breach of trust and mortality assumptions, but every now and then they find themselves in the glare of publicity that surrounds the world of M&A....

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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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16 Jan Closing Defined Benefit Pension Scheme at BA highlights liabilities

With some rather unseasonal timing, in mid December 2017, British Airways announced the bad news to staff of the planned closure of its defined benefits pension scheme ( the New Airways Pension Scheme, known as NAPS) to future accrual in April 2018, with a view...

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22 Nov Rosalind Connor comments in Professional Pensions on Govt exempting schemes from immovable property tax

The government plans to exempt pension funds from changes announced today that will apply UK tax to gains made by non-residents on immovable property. The government wants to remove an advantage which non-residents have over UK residents by aligning the system with other countries. All gains on...

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