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Pension scams: Pensions Ombudsman decision serves as a reminder to trustees

The Pensions Ombudsman has determined that the Northumbria Police Authority failed in its duty to protect one of its members by failing to conduct adequate checks on a receiving scheme. 
18 September 2018

Enforcing pension obligations: the Pensions Regulator needs a flexible time limit

We outline the argument for adding a secondary limitation period for the Pensions Regulator to issue a Contribution Notice or Financial Support Direction, its strongest enforcement measures.
24 July 2018

GDPR: what are the data protection priorities for pension trustees?

Pension scheme trustees have been working hard to towards compliance with GDPR but most still have a “to do” list. We consider the priorities.
11 July 2018

Pension trustees’ investment duties: consultation on ESG factors

The government has issued a consultation on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in occupational pension scheme investment.
11 July 2018

Local Government Pension Scheme: exit credit changes go ahead but New Fair Deal waits

This article looks at a key change to the LGPS following the May 2016 consultation and the government's plans to publish a further “New Fair Deal” consultation paper by the end of 2018.
22 May 2018

White paper: protecting defined benefit pension schemes

The most radical proposal is to encourage smaller DB schemes to consolidate into larger units run by commercial consolidators. This would break the insurance mould that has dominated DB to date.

19 April 2018

In specie contributions: HMRC loses at the first tier tribunal against Sippchoice

Sippchoice wins tax tribunal with the decision that payment of contributions is permitted as a transfer of assets as well as in cash.
28 March 2018

Pension scheme trustees should prepare to recertify their PPF contingent assets

Trustees and sponsors should be preparing for the recertification of contingent assets that are to remain in place with a view to levy advantage for the 2018/19 year.
15 February 2018

Countdown to GDPR: FAQs for pension trustees

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. We answer GDPR FAQs for pension trustees.
13 February 2018

Beddoe orders – litigation costs protection for Pension Scheme Trustees

Everything Pension Scheme Trustees need to know about making a successful application for a Beddoe order.
05 February 2018

Pension freedoms: transfers from DB to DC schemes

We consider issues relating to pension transfers from DB to DC schemes and the use of the pension freedom reforms. What will 2018 hold for consumer protection in this regulated environment?
22 January 2018

MiFID II: key issues for trustees of occupational pension schemes

MiFID II overhauls the legal and regulatory framework for investment services. We consider the impact on UK occupational pension schemes and the action trustees should take.
03 January 2018
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