Pensions and insurance

Pensions and insurance guidance:

In the UK the overwhelming majority of pension schemes in the private sector, ie both occupational and personal pension schemes, are established under trust and are...

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Government policy For many years as part of government policy the establishment in the UK of private pensions in addition to state pensions has been encouraged. This...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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For a list of key Pensions Ombudsman determinations we have reported on, see Practice Note: Pensions Ombudsman determination tracker. The appeal process in summary The...

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Standard financial orders, including in relation to pensions, have been issued as part of the standard orders project, see Practice Note: Standard orders—general...

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When pension contributions are recoverable This practice note addresses two questions: • whether a bankrupt’s pension arrangement falls within the bankruptcy estate and •...

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This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your family lawyer will be...

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This document provides general guidance regarding financial disclosure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. What is...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts...

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The position of a personal pension on bankruptcy A bankrupt’s estate automatically vests in the official receiver (or an insolvency practitioner if instead appointed at...

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Unlike pension sharing orders, there is no complex implementation process for pension attachment orders, see: Pensions—financial remedy procedure—Implementation of a...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. See Practice Note: Brexit and family law. This Practice Note sets out the current...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts...

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1 Introduction This letter is written as a joint instruction to you as an expert in financial remedy proceedings relating to divorce proceedings between [client’s full...

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Dear [insert organisation name] Our client: [insert name] Policy number: [insert policy number] We represent the [applicant OR respondent], [insert name], in connection...

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To: Newcastle Pension Centre, Futures Group The Pension Service 9 Mail Handling Site A Wolverhampton WV98 1LU UK Date: [insert date] Dear Pension Service Our client:...

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As a result of the transfer of The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)’s dispute resolution service to the Pensions Ombudsman on 19 March 2018, the Pensions Ombudsman offers...

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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES This Practice Note explores the pension rights of same-sex spouses and civil partners, including the impact of...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES This Practice Note explores the pension rights of opposite-sex and same-sex spouses and civil partners...

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In this Practice Note, the term ‘cohabitant’ is used to refer to an unmarried partner (other than a civil partner) of a member. For information on the pension rights of...

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Pension sharing is the method by which an existing (shareable) pension arrangement is split and divided between the parties following divorce, nullity or dissolution...

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On proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension resources between the parties by: • making one or more...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RESPECT OF OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES ONLY Pension attachment and pension sharing were extended to cover the dissolution of civil...

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An application for pension provision should be made in Form A under the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955. The fast-track (shortened) financial remedy...

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A-day 'A-day' is the commonly used name regarding wide-ranging pension 'simplification' tax changes that took effect from 6 April 2006. The changes followed a policy...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on: • the old state pension scheme for those reaching state retirement age prior to 6 April 2016, and • the new state pension scheme...

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Public sector pensions are occupational schemes for employees of central or local government, a nationalised industry or other statutory bodies. They include pension...

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In the Family Court Sitting at [court name] No: [case number] [The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 OR The Civil Partnership Act 2004 OR The Child Support Act 1991 OR The...

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