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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: On 30 July 2019 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a Consultation Paper CP19/25: Pension transfer advice: contingent charging and...

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This Practice Note set out some of the key issues to be considered when acting on the purchase of a property from a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) or a Small...

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What is an insistent client? The term ‘insistent client’ is commonly used to describe an individual who has received advice (ie a personal recommendation) and chooses to...

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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT 1: The Pension Schemes Bill 2020 was reintroduced in Parliament on 7 January 2020. This 2020 Bill (which differs from its withdrawn 2019...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO OCCUPATIONAL AND PERSONAL PENSION SCHEMES The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2013, SI...

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The introduction of personal pensions in 1987 was heralded as offering new choices for self-employed and employed individuals. However, it soon became apparent that the...

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This Practice Note focuses on the FCA requirement for workplace personal pension schemes to establish an independent governance committee (IGC), set out at COBS 19.5. For...

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STOP PRESS: On 17 December 2019, the FCA published Policy Statement PS19/30 ‘Independent Governance Committees: extension of remit’ in response to its consultation...

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Investment-regulated pension schemes (IRPSs) are a particular category of registered pension schemes that are subject to additional controls on the asset classes that can...

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Before 6 April 2006, personal pension schemes were specifically required to provide retirement benefits on a money purchase basis in order to be HMRC approved...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO PERSONAL PENSION SCHEMES This Practice Note looks at the disclosure requirements that were applicable to trustees (or managers) of personal...

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Statutory development of personal pensions Retirement annuity contracts were the predecessor to personal pensions. They were introduced by the Finance Act 1956 to ensure...

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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: In July 2019 the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) DB Transfers Working Group released ‘Defined Benefit Transfers: A Guide to...

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Personal pension schemes—central role in private pensions sector Personal pension schemes, in their various forms, play a central and important role in the UK private...

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Since the introduction of the pension flexibilities on 6 April 2015, changes have been made to legislation and the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Handbook...

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With effect from 6 April 2015 (when the pension freedoms were introduced), provisions were inserted in legislation and the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

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What is a section 32 buy-out policy? A term which may be often heard within the pensions arena is that of the ‘section 32 buy-out policy’—also sometimes referred to as a...

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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: Following the publication of a discussion paper (DP18/1)on the effectiveness of competition in non-workplace pensions (including self-invested...

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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: Following the publication of a discussion paper (DP18/1)on the effectiveness of competition in non-workplace pensions (including stakeholder...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. With effect from 8 October 2001, the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (WRPA 1999) introduced an...

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The obligation on employers to designate and facilitate access to a stakeholder pension scheme (as set out in section 3 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (WRPA...

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This Practice Note looks at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the context of pensions. For further information and detail on the FSCS in general, see...

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There are a variety of possible pension arrangements which employers can offer to their employees. These are described in Practice Note: Types of pension arrangements for...

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Role of the Pensions Regulator Statutory objectives The core role of the Pensions Regulator is to fulfil the statutory objectives set out in the Pensions Act 2004, s 5...

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Application of the RDR The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) introduced major changes to the retail investment market and applies to regulated firms in that market. This...

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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: Following a period of consultation, the government decided to restrict the statutory right to transfer (contained in sections 93–101 of the...

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