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Scheme governance and compliance

The last decade has seen an upsurge in regulation and guidance relating to pension schemes and their governance. These developments can at first seem confusing and even contradictory.

 

At ARC Pensions Law, we know it is the basic rules that matter most – the obligations of the trustees to administer the scheme and the duties of the sponsor as trust settlor and employer. We can guide you through these concepts and explain how the guidance and regulatory materials fit together. With our practical, clear advice, you can ensure that your scheme complies with its obligations and deals effectively with any regulatory queries or investigations.

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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 they are very tax efficient. The attraction of pension funds as a source of taxation has always been quite tempting......

Auto-enrolment compliance under the spotlight

The latest workplace pensions scheme figures indicate that, as of July 2017, more than eight million workers are enrolled by approximately 650,000 employers. With an additional 50,000 schemes on the horizon, it would be easy to think that the automatic-enrolment regime is now fully bedded down and compliance, including for larger employers, re-enrolment, well understood....

How trustees risk providing implicit advice to DC members

In the 2014 Budget, the Chancellor announced changes, effective from April 2015, to existing tax rules, paving the way for a radical overhaul in how defined contributions pension savings are accessed. Recent figures show that in the 2016/17 tax year, almost 400,000 individuals took advantage of these new flexibilities....

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ARC Pensions Law:

Pension schemes are our workplace,

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