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Auto enrolment 5 years on

Automatic enrolment as set out in the Pensions Act 2008 (PA 2008) is now largely complete – although it has been a long time coming. Starting in 20...

Can trustees derail an M&A deal?

New statistics from the Office for National Statistics pointing to a ‘sizeable’ increase in the value of successful M&A deals, both domestic and c...

Avoiding scams on pension transfers

The financial crisis led to the country becoming a low interest rate and low inflation economy. This had an inadvertent effect on most companies with...

What the Budget means for pensions

The world of pensions has always been slightly nervous when it comes to the chancellor’s budget. The size of pension funds is very significant, and ...

Overseas transfers

Changes announced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in March, coupled with the implementation of relevant provisions of the Finance Act 2017, have led to...

ARC adds fourth Partner in one year

ARC Pensions Law is delighted to announce the promotion of Anna Copestake from Senior Associate to Partner. The appointment is the latest stage of ARC...

How Kodak got out of its pensions trap

In the 1950s, the UK was the second largest car manufacturer in the world. The boom was linked in part to the government’s support of the steel indu...

Why DB pension schemes matter for M&As

Lawyers and other corporate advisers often make the mistake of thinking that M&A activity is all about ‘the deal’. Once the documents are signed, ...

Focused, faster and more frequent

The Pensions Regulator has published its corporate plan for the next three years, with a list of eight priorities including intervening more often and...

ARC Pensions Law has moved offices

We are delighted to announce that, after a very successful first year, we have now outgrown our offices in Devonshire Square and have therefore recent...

Should I stay or should I go?

Anna Rogers suggests traffic light labelling to indicate the strength of the employer covenant for members considering a DB to DC transfer...

‘How green is your covenant?’

Chris Mullen and Kevin Le Grand explore how more transparency of employer covenant can prolong DB scheme lifetimes, whilst benefiting members....

Was Private Frazer right all along?

Last week, I attended the excellent Barnett Waddingham LLP “Employer Pensions and Benefits Conference” in London to hear a great range of speakers...

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