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Finally here: The DB Funding and Investment Strategy Regulations - key points and actions

The final DB Funding and Investment Strategy Regulations are here. Whilst there are still related parts missing like the Code, here are the key points / actions

23 February 2024

February 2024 Pensions Law Update

In this month’s newsletter, we look at some of 2024’s key developments so far including the Pensions Regulator’s new General Code, the new Funding & Investment Regulations for defined benefit schemes, and the abolition of the lifetime allowance
19 February 2024

Actions to take on reform of the Lifetime Allowance

The Lifetime Allowance is being abolished with effect from 6 April 2024 and there are key actions that need to be taken now in preparation by trustees, sponsors, providers and scheme administrators.

09 February 2024

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The Burges Salmon Pensions Pod

In this podcast series we consider topical issues, the latest pensions news and insights and practical tips to help trustees and employers navigate the ever changing pensions landscape
06 February 2024

The new General Code of Practice is here and there are some key actions for governing bodies

There are a lot of new actions for governing bodies coming out of the General Code (particularly around climate change, cyber security and their approach to risk management more generally) but it is also expected that they should be doing most of it already
31 January 2024

January 2024 Pensions Law update

In this first newsletter of the year, we focus on some of 2024’s hot topics for the pensions industry – including scheme governance, ESG and cyber security – as well as some enduring key issues when it comes to running a pension scheme.  These include recovery of pension overpayments, protecting pensions in the context of M&A activity and the fight against pensions scams
16 January 2024

'ESG litigation risks' for pension trustees: A spotlight on identifying and mitigating risks

What should “ESG litigation risk” mean to pension trustees and what can they do to mitigate it? This article looks at themes which may give rise to claims in this rapidly developing landscape and suggestions of how trustees may respond to minimise those risks
10 January 2024

Checkmate: Chess Grandmaster’s £730,000 Repayment Order in Pension Fraud

Whilst extraordinary on its facts, this decision of the Pensions Ombudsman’s Pensions Dishonesty Unit highlights the importance of key principles of responsible trusteeship, as well as the need for vigilance against pension liberation schemes and unauthorised payments.

30 November 2023

How to implement the McCloud remedy: A guide to key resources for LGPS Funds and their administrators

In this article we have sought to draw together the various strands of legislation and guidance that have been published, aiming to help Funds and their administrators navigate the ever-evolving McCloud-related legal landscape.
25 October 2023

Mr White gets the same treatment as Mr Green: director ordered to draw pension sums to pay creditors

This judgment reinforces the Court’s power to order a judgment debtor to draw down their pension for the benefit of the creditors as recently seen in Bacci v Green
18 October 2023

September 2023 Pensions Law round up

We round up the key pensions news for August & September, including a closer look at some key elements of the Mansion House reforms and the BBC decision on amendment power fetters. We also update you on ESG and cyber security developments, and this year’s PPF levy consultation.

17 October 2023

Pension Schemes ESG Tool

Our interactive guide aims to simplify ESG requirements for UK pension schemes for scheme trustees and sponsoring employers
05 October 2023
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