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A case for greater disclosure

UK company accounts do not adequately explain defined benefit pension risks to investors, says Anne-Marie Winton. As part of its 2017/18 audit quality...

Uncertainty over PPF Compensation

On 6 September 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provided its ruling in Hampshire v The Board of the Pension Protection Fund (PP...

Pension Scams

For individuals who get taken in by pensions fraudsters the consequences can be devastating. 253 victims reported to Action Fraud in 2017 that they ha...

Calling all pension liabilities

It is a welcome change that defined benefit pension liabilities of employers are now high profile when there are challenges to businesses – for too ...

Out in the wash

In the fight against organised crime and terrorist financing, money laundering has changed significantly since the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 came int...

Piercing the Corporate Veil

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has attempted to flex its muscles by raising public concerns about the hostile bid for British engineering firm GKN by US...

What’s next for Toys R Us

Rosalind Connor, Partner at ARC Pensions Law, looks at the issues here from a pensions perspective and what’s next for Toys R Us and similar chains....

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...

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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We are pleased to announce that Anna Copestake has been nominated in @ProfPensions Rising Star Awards 2019 https://t.co/0cWP0BQcDN
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Jane Kola comments in @CityAM on #Barnardo's losing its legal battle to shift its #pension indexation https://t.co/hFJZ8URN0H
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Anne-Marie writes in @TheActuaryMag on #FRC identifying problems with the way corporate #pensionschemes are audited https://t.co/yMmBeOvh4r
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Anne-Marie Winton comments in @pensions_expert on Imperial Brands looking to discontinue a consultative committee at its Imperial Tobacco #Pension Fund https://t.co/wWdN4XfZCi
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Kate Payne comments in @FTAdivser on whether public schemes are safe from the #GMP #Equalisation ruling https://t.co/wcWzNRDHMV
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Vikki Massarano writes in @pension_expert on The #Pensions Regulator focussing on smaller schemes https://t.co/QX4RnvvPJZ