Pensions Law

Pensions is already one of the most complex and technical areas of the law. And with new legislation, the advent of auto-enrolment and a move towards defined contribution schemes, it’s about to become even more challenging.

LexisPSL Pensions guides you through the complex web of pensions legislation and case law and helps you keep up with the latest changes.

Our concise practice notes give you an expert view in a few pages – with clear explanations of the legal principles, practical tips from specialists with first-hand experience and direct links to all of the key legislation, cases, guidance and commentary you need (including Pensions Ombudsman Determinations, the Registered Pension Schemes Manual and extracts from Tolley’s Pensions Law Service).

News alerts and updates also make it easy for you to see what’s on the horizon.

Easy to use and navigate, LexisPSL Pensions helps you with the ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ of pensions law, freeing up more time for valuable client work.

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Interaction with the additional State pensionBefore 6 April 2016, there were two levels of State pension provision:•the basic State pension—this was a...
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9th Nov
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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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The Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (‘ESPS’) is a trust-based scheme established by the Electricity Council by a resolution dated 20 January 1983 as...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 12th Jan
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This guide is primarily aimed at trainees, newly qualified lawyers and other persons who are new to or unfamiliar with pensions law.THIS PRACTICE NOTE...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law, which is an entirely new legal concept introduced to UK domestic law in preparation...
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9th Nov
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Bridging pensions—backgroundBridging pensions are a form of pension provided by some (but not all) defined benefit occupational pension schemes in...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
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When trustees are engaged in trust litigation, issues often arise as to how their litigation costs are to be funded. A Beddoe application is the best...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Davenport QC of Outer Temple Chambers and Adele Isaacs of Bankside Chambers 12th Jan
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note applies to business sales which are subject to the Transfer...
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Produced in partnership with Ginevra Gatrell of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan
Precedents
Option 1—deed executed by a company under its common seal (model articles, where the authorised signatory is an...
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9th Nov
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO DEFINED BENEFIT OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note looks at the alternative methods available to...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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Pension loss will generally only arise in cases where an individual has lost their job and the pension provision that went with that job. An...
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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers. 12th Jan
Precedents
Date: [insert date](1)[Name of Former Principal Employer](2)[Names of Trustees](3)[Name of the New Principal Employer]Deed of Substitution of...
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Produced in partnership with Blake Morgan LLP 12th Jan
Precedents
Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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9th Nov
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The conceptIt used to be the case that contracted-out salary-related (COSR) schemes could revalue a deferred member's guaranteed minimum pension (GMP)...
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Produced in partnership with Peter White 12th Jan
Precedents
The following pension clauses set out the pensions information to be included in an employment contract, depending on the type of...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 12th Jan

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: As a result of coronavirus, the PPF decided to make certain changes to its policies. For instance, the PPF will accept...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 5th May
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE RELATES TO REGISTERED PENSION SCHEMESThe lifetime allowanceWhile there is no limit on the total amount of authorised benefits a...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 5th May
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Cases to be heardThe cases listed below are expected to be heard on the below dates.DateCaseCourt Further information12 or 13 May 2021Britvic plc v...
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5th May
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This Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the UK’s withdrawal from the...
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5th May
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Until 30 June 2020, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) allowed trustees of DB schemes to suspend cash equivalent transfer...
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5th May
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What is Solvency II?Solvency II is a European risk-based solvency capital regime which provides a harmonised prudential framework for insurance and...
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5th May
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT 1: According to a  climate change strategy published by the Pensions Regulator (TPR), TPR is planning to publish guidance...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Latimour and Harriet Sayer of Eversheds Sutherland 5th May
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: According to a  climate change strategy published by the Pensions Regulator (TPR), TPR is planning to publish guidance later...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Latimour and Harriet Sayer of Eversheds Sutherland 5th May
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This Practice Note summarises the key legal developments that are expected to impact pension lawyers within the next 18 months and will continue to...
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4th May
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: On 29 April 2020, TPR issued guidance requiring DB trustees to issue a letter template to all members requesting a CETV...
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4th May
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: On 13 May 2020, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) updated its DC investment and transfer value guidance to set out its...
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Produced in partnership with William Sutton of Reed Smith LLP 4th May
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: In a Statement of Policy Intent dated 28 October 2020, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced ‘stronger nudge’...
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4th May
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: In a Statement of Policy Intent dated 28 October 2020, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced ‘stronger nudge’...
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4th May
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered a Brexit implementation period. This Practice Note introduces the general...
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4th May
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: In a Statement of Policy Intent dated 28 October 2020, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced ‘stronger nudge’...
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4th May
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The entries in this tracker are organised by topic. These topics are listed in the Table of Contents (to the left of the page).Note: This Practice...
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4th May
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: The ways in which a section 75 debt triggered during the coronavirus pandemic can be enforced may be limited by the...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Ridler of Hill Dickinson 4th May
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: On 9 April 2020, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, TPR published reporting guidance which stated that, until 30...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 4th May
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This legislation tracker is divided into the following sections:•Forthcoming Acts and Bills•Forthcoming Statutory Instruments•Forthcoming FCA...
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4th May
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In this Practice Note, the term ‘cohabitant’ is used to refer to an unmarried partner (other than a civil partner) of a member.This Practice Note also...
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4th May

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