Pensions analysis: In this case, a member complained that his pension scheme’s trustees and employer had improperly failed to award him a service credit following a TUPE transfer. However the Ombudsman found that the member was not entitled to such service credit. Any confusion arose because the applicable policy had not been properly documented. Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP looks at the decision.
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