- Enhanced pensions benefits on redundancy-a lesson for employers (Downe v Universities Superannaution Scheme (USS) and another)
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- What are the practical implications of the decision?
Pensions analysis: In the latest pensions redundancy case, the High Court has upheld a member’s appeal against a decision of the Pensions Ombudsman concerning her entitlement to an unreduced early pension. The member, Ms Downe, argued that she had been made redundant and was therefore entitled to an unreduced pension under the terms of her pension scheme rules. Stephen Richards, partner and Katie Whitford, associate, both at Stephenson Harwood LLP, report on the implications of the decision.
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