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Change of pension scheme index not possible where pension increase wording is clear (Atos IT Services UK Limited v Atos Pension Schemes Limited)

Change of pension scheme index not possible where pension increase wording is clear (Atos IT Services UK Limited v Atos Pension Schemes Limited)
Published on: 17 February 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Change of pension scheme index not possible where pension increase wording is clear (Atos IT Services UK Limited v Atos Pension Schemes Limited)
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Article summary

Pensions analysis: The case affirms the strict approach that the court takes to construing the pension increase provisions in the scheme rules where the identification of the correct index turns on the wording used by the draftsperson of the deed, and not the merits or otherwise of the various indices which could be used for those purposes. Written by James McCreath, barrister, at Wilberforce Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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