Why aren’t we turning the light on?

As an industry we are risk-focussed. We have to be. We exist in order to deliver…

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ESG: Are you asking the right questions?

With only two trustee meetings for many schemes before 1 October, the deadli…

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Vikki Massarano comments in Pensions Age on the future of member-nominated trustees

The Pensions Act of 1995 introduced the requirement for one-third of company pen…

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Anna Rogers and Jane Kola on how to maximise success in navigating the bulk annuities journey

Trustees need to plan and work ahead if they are to succeed in benefiting from t…

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Services for Trustees

Our partners have a firm understanding of the issues that cause pension scheme t…

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Anna Copestake comments in Pensions Expert on Caffyns Pension Scheme appointing a fiduciary manager to help restructure its investment portfolio

Trustees of the £86m Caffyns Pension Scheme have appointed a fiduciary manager …

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Scheme Governance and Compliance

The last decade has seen an upsurge in regulation and guidance relating to pensi…

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Scheme Mergers

The number of occupational pension schemes continues to shrink as an increasing …

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Investment products are becoming increasingly complicated. Trustees and sponsors…

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Member Disputes

Pension schemes are complex to manage and the details of historic activity can b…

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Safe Settlement

Many defined benefit pension schemes are no longer open to accrual and relate to…

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Trustee Advice

The last thirty years have seen a constant increase in regulation, legislation a…

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DC Schemes

Recent years have seen a significant growth in defined contribution (or ‘money…

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Discrimination law has caused problems for pension schemes ever since 1990, when…

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Master Trusts

The team at Arc Pensions Law can offer advice and support on either establishing…

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Scheme Funding

A great deal has been written on the issue of the funding of defined benefit pen…

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Winton: use and abuse of pre-packs to drop pension liabilities

Anne-Marie Winton, London Pensions Lawyer, Partner at Arc Pensions Law LLP, exam…

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TPR to sharpen decision making scrutiny after Kodak decision

The Pensions Regulator is introducing greater levels of scrutiny after its decis…

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Difficult Decisions

A case that I am familiar with involved a man in his mid-thirties passing away a…

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Rosalind Connor comments in Professional Pensions on High Court ruling reverting Ombudsman decision over Coats’ pension scheme

The High Court has ruled in a rare instance of a court overturning a decision of…

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Top tips for a successful approach to the bulk annuity market

From the blog: 2018 is set to be a record breaking year in the bulk annuity risk…

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Anna Rogers comments in the Financial Times on High Court GMP Equalisation ruling affecting millions in defined benefit schemes

Jo Cumbo writes in the Financial Times that good news is on the way for millions…

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GMP equalisation is needed, but it will not be straightforward

The mist has begun to clear from the recent October 2018 High Court judgment in …

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Trustee briefing – what trustees can learn from the Barnardo’s ruling

The Government's switch in the statutory indices for the revaluation and indexat…

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Lloyds pensions ruling: much needed clarity provided on guaranteed minimum pensions

Following last month's landmark High Court ruling on Guaranteed Minimum Pensions…

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Jane Kola comments in City A.M. on Barnardo’s losing its legal battle to shift its pension indexation

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that children’s charity Barnardo’s…

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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

Imperial Brands is looking to discontinue a consultative committee at its Imperi…

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Kate Payne comments in FTAdviser on whether public schemes are safe from the GMP Equalisation ruling

Public sector pensions schemes won't have to change the way they equalise guaran…

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Arc ranked in Chambers & Partners 2019

Arc is pleased to have been ranked once again for pensions in Chambers & Partner…

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Anna Rogers comments in Professional Pensions Lloyds GMP ruling giving a clear way forward

The High Court ruling on guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation may have …

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Arc Pensions Law ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2018 for Pensions

We are pleased to announce that Arc Pensions Law's two offices in London and Lee…

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Anna Rogers comments in The Times on Lloyds’ bill of up to £150mn after landmark pensions ruling

Lloyds Banking Group must amend its pension schemes in order to equalise benefit…

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Uncertainty over PPF Compensation

On 6 September 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) provided …

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Tough new approach from pensions regulator, increased scrutiny for schemes

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has unveiled a new logo and a new approach, in a pa…

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Pension Scams

For individuals who get taken in by pensions fraudsters the consequences can be …

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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 trans…

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Vikki Massarano comments in Accountancy Daily on BT’s reported £500mn pension deficit error

BT has reported that an accounting error by actuary Willis Towers Watson led to …

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Anne-Marie Winton comments in IPE on FRC’s criticism of DB accounting standards

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has concluded that there is "some scope…

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Inadequate measures place pressure on pensions’ schemes

After several vigorous, public criticism of its failure to exercise its powers i…

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Anna Copestake comments in Corporate Adviser on passive funds winning in the battle of price over value

According to corporate advisers, employers signing off fund choices for their de…

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Rosalind Connor comments in The Financial Times on British Airways’ landmark win over pension trustee powers

British Airways (BA) today won its case in the Court of Appeals against its pens…

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Rosalind Connor comments in the FT on pension schemes’ handling of overpayments

Across the UK, tens of thousands of people could be in for similar shocks as pen…

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Vikki Massarano comments in Accountancy Daily on the Government’s consultation on protecting DB schemes

The government has launched a consultation into how defined benefit pension sche…

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Anna Rogers speaks with Professional Pensions on key issues for risk reduction

What are the key legal issues facing schemes conducting and considering buy-ins …

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New draft pension scheme investment regulations – power to the people?

Have you seen the news? Members are getting powers to hold trustees to account o…

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Rosalind Connor comments in IPE on DWP’s consultation on trustees’ pension scheme investment duties

A proposed requirement has been revealed as part of the launch of a consultation…

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More scrutiny into pensions schemes needed

The Pensions Regulator's exercise of its powers has been in the spotlight recent…

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Picking up the pensions pieces after Carillion

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has done too little, too late to reduce the risks t…

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Rosalind Connor comments in Pensions Expert on GDPR and how it will affect the pensions industry

On 25th of May, GDPR will come into effect. Trustees and schemes alike have to m…

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Out in the wash

In the fight against organised crime and terrorist financing, money laundering h…

post | Nigel-Jones,Trustee Advice