Getting the Deal Through: Pensions & Retirement Plans 2021

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  • Getting the Deal Through: Pensions & Retirement Plans 2021
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Getting the Deal Through: Pensions & Retirement Plans 2021

Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

Belgium; Brazil; Switzerland; United Kingdom; USA

Questions

The set of questions relating to the topic of Pensions & Retirement Plans and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. What are the main statutes and regulations relating to pensions and retirement plans?

  2. What are the primary regulatory authorities and how do they enforce the governing laws?

  3. What is the framework for taxation of pensions?

  4. What is the state pension system?

  5. How is the state pension calculated and what factors may cause the pension to be enhanced or reduced?

  6. Is the state pension designed to provide a certain level of replacement income to workers who have worked continuously until retirement age?

  7. Is the state pension system under pressure to reduce benefits or otherwise change its current structure in any way on account of current fiscal realities?

  8. What are the main types of private pensions and retirement plans that are provided to a broad base of employees?

  9. Are employers required to arrange or contribute to supplementary pension schemes for employees? What restrictions or prohibitions limit an employer’s ability to exclude certain employees from participation in broad-based retirement plans?

  10. Can plans require employees to work for a specified period to participate in the plan or become vested in benefits they have accrued?

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