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Pension trustees in new money laundering quandary over the ownership of assets

Trustees need official clarification (promised by HMRC) on their duties under new anti-money laundering measures. Professional trustees may need to register with a supervisory authority.
01 August 2017

Victory for equality: same survivor pensions in all marriages and civil partnerships

Pension schemes must not treat the survivor of a same sex marriage or civil partnership differently from the survivor of a heterosexual marriage.
20 July 2017

GDPR: pension trustees need to act in response to coming changes in data protection law

UK data protection law will change from 25 May 2018 to make it fit for a digital era. The changes are driven by EU law but will go ahead in the UK whatever form Brexit takes.
21 June 2017

Automatic enrolment: The Pensions Regulator will not tolerate non-compliance

Employers that fail to comply with TPR's demand for information about automatic enrolment in a pension scheme can face a civil fine or criminal prosecution.
05 June 2017

Pension scheme rules bar switch away from retail prices index

The Thales case explores the compilation of the retail prices index and what amounts to a change in it. The analysis will help other schemes assess their chances of switching indices.
10 April 2017

Defined benefit pension schemes: Green Paper – security and sustainability

The government sees no need for a fundamental overhaul of the DB regime but some ideas it floats are radical, like cutting benefits and requiring trustees to have formal training on investment.
29 March 2017

Cohabitant's pension win has different impact on public and private sector pension schemes

Supreme Court rules that the survivor of a cohabiting couple was entitled to a pension from her partner's public sector scheme. We look at the impact on private and public sector pension schemes.
16 February 2017

Consultation on changing the regulation of small self-administered pensions schemes

This update summarises the proposal on tackling pension scams in regard to small self-administered pensions schemes in a recent consultation. It looks at the proposals and their likely implications.
05 January 2017

Trustee in Bankruptcy's right to access pension income

Horton v Henry: Court of Appeal decision ends uncertainty regarding Trustee in Bankruptcy’s power to exercise pension rights on behalf of bankrupt.
15 December 2016

Laundering money through a pension scheme

Trustees should be alert for unusual behaviour by members that could suggest money laundering.
07 December 2016

Employment case law and pensions

The pension obligations of employers and businesses might be affected by employment law cases about equal pay, holiday pay and the gig economy.
07 December 2016

A wintry flurry of pensions cases – just what you wanted for Christmas?

Dispute Resolution Festive Forecast: today, we look at key pensions disputes before the Courts in the coming months.
06 December 2016
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