Services for Trustees

Services for Trustees

Our partners have a firm understanding of the issues that cause pension scheme trustees to seek legal advice and support. ARC Pensions Law provides a wide range of services in this area, from the establishment of new DC arrangements to the winding up of the most complex DB schemes.


Whether the scheme you are involved with is DB, DC, hybrid, private or public sector, single-employer, multi-employer or a Master Trust, ARC Pensions Law is well-positioned to support you.


These pages refer only to a selection of our most commonly-used services. Our capabilities are by no means limited to these areas, and so do not hesitate to enquire if your needs are more niche.

Anna Copestake comments in Pensions Age on drawdown demand outstripping annuities

When it comes to retirement products, drawdown is currently king. Figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that drawdown sales consistently beat those of annuities throughout 2016, while in September the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revealed that drawdown arrangements rose by 4 per cent during October 2016 to March 2017....

Closing Defined Benefit Pension Scheme at BA highlights liabilities

With some rather unseasonal timing, in mid December 2017, British Airways announced the bad news to staff of the planned closure of its defined benefits pension scheme ( the New Airways Pension Scheme, known as NAPS) to future accrual in April 2018, with a view to addressing the £2.8bn deficit in the scheme....

VAT and Pension Scheme Expenses for Defined Benefit Schemes

It is three and a half years since HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) announced a change in their practice in relation to recoverability of VAT on pension scheme expenses. The reform allowed employers to recover VAT on investment, including administrative expenses associated with their defined benefit pension schemes. However, working out how to achieve this in the highly regulated world of pensions has proved to be a challenge for HMRC. It left employers unclear about how to achieve full recovery of VAT on investment expenses, which are normally one of the highest of the charges incurred by pension schemes....

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 cross-border, in the third quarter of 2017, suggests a promising outlook for the market as we head into the New Year. ...

Collective Defined Contribution – another pensions headache?

In 2010, completely out of the blue, the pensions industry got a minister who was actually interested in pensions. Steve Webb (now Sir Steve Webb) was a Liberal Democrat MP who had written and thought about pensions for some years, and knew an awful lot more than your average pensions minister....

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ARC Pensions Law:

Pension schemes are our workplace,

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