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20.12.2023

The Autumn Statement: Changes afoot?

In his Autumn statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt set forth a number of key pensio…


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20.09.2023

Employers who don’t pay pension contributions risk being wound up by trustees after recent Court decision

The employers of a final salary scheme with a deficit failed to make payments to…


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20.09.2023

Just how valid was that deed? Courts create chaos with random rulings on amendment efficacy

Two recent High Court decisions have cast doubt over the effectiveness of many y…


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20.09.2023

What counts as Basic Pay for Automatic Enrolment?

Auto-enrolment is tricky to get right and it can be costly to get wrong. Employe…


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20.06.2023

Well funded schemes can still impact employer insolvency

Pension scheme funding has improved significantly for many schemes recently, whi…


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20.06.2023

Pension tax changes spell good news for high earners

The recent budget has made radical changes to pensions tax, that has an effect o…


newsletter | Featured post,Pensions Taxation,Rosalind-Connor

20.06.2023

Locked mailboxes and obscure addresses – a welcome auto enrolment decision!

An automatic enrolment First-Tier Tribunal case held that the Appellant employer…


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20.06.2023

The Pensions Regulator – new codes are still awaited…

There is still no sign of the new Notifiable Events regulations coming into forc…


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13.03.2023

Caveat emptor (and the emptor’s lenders) – beware the widened ‘moral hazard’ regime

Lenders beware! ‘Moral hazard’ risk in M&A work might be well-understood…


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13.03.2023

Auto-enrolment: is change finally on the horizon?

The pensions industry continues to call on Government to make changes to the aut…


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13.03.2023

What you need to know about the new DB Funding Code

There is a new DB Funding Code which will come into force from October 2023. Any…


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25.05.2022

Covid restrictions no excuse for not paying pension contributions

Back in 2020 at the start of the pandemic, many employers found it hard to make …


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17.02.2022

Beware the Regulator’s extended Moral Hazard powers

The Pensions Regulator (Regulator) has a wide variety of powers within its arsen…


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17.02.2022

Auto-enrolment changes: more costs for employers?

A recently introduced Private Member’s bill is proposing to make changes to wi…


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17.02.2022

New Notifiable Events mean more red tape for companies

The notifiable events regime has become a well-established part of corporate tra…


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11.08.2021

Beckmann – the silent assassin

“Beckmann rights” used to be everywhere.  They cropped up on most transacti…


newsletter | Corporate activity law firms,Deals and Transactions,Kris Weber

11.08.2021

New Pensions Regulator Contribution Notice powers

The Pension Schemes Act 2021 introduces two new powers for the Pensions Regulato…


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11.08.2021

Your home is your castle… Or is it?

In a nutshell:  Under current UK legislation the Pensions Regulator (or TPR) ha…


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4.03.2021

Pensions Regulator guidance: Protecting schemes from employer distress

The Pensions Regulator has issued guidance to trustees of DB schemes setting out…


newsletter | Vikki-Massarano

4.03.2021

The Pension Schemes Act 2021

At long last, the Pension Schemes Act was given Royal Assent in February – thi…


newsletter | Vikki-Massarano

4.03.2021

New DB Funding Code

Consultation on the Pensions Regulator’s proposed principles which are to unde…


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