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Auto-enrolment—the transitional period for DB and hybrid schemes [Archived]ARCHIVED. This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As...
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19th May
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Pension bulk transfers—beginners’ guideThis guide is primarily aimed at trainees, newly qualified lawyers and other persons who are new to or...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Personal pension schemes—central role in private pensions sectorPersonal pension schemes, in their various forms, play a central and important role in...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Fixed protection 2012 (FP 2012)THIS PRACTICE NOTE RELATES TO REGISTERED PENSION SCHEMESThe lifetime allowanceWhile there is no limit on the total...
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19th May
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The Electricity Supply Pension SchemeThe Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (‘ESPS’) is a trust-based scheme established by the Electricity Council by...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 19th May
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Flexible benefits vs safeguarded benefitsThis Practice Note focuses on the meanings of 'flexible benefit', 'safeguarded benefit' and...
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19th May
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Bridging pensionsThis Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Broadly, EU judgments handed down...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Corporate trustees—articles of association of a pension trustee companyTHIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO TRUST-BASED OCCUPATIONAL PENSION...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Ridler of Hill Dickinson 19th May
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Investment management agreements—trustee considerationsThe management of assets belonging to another person on a discretionary basis is a 'regulated...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scott of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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The Pension Protection Fund—compensationCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: As a result of coronavirus, the PPF decided to make certain changes to its...
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19th May
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TUPE and Beckmann—the pensions exceptionBeckmann liabilities are liabilities in respect of occupational pension benefits other than benefits relating...
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19th May
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How to deal with Beckmann liabilities on a business saleTHIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Ginevra Gatrell of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Serious ill-health lump sum paymentsWhen is a serious ill-health lump sum payable?Under the Finance Act 2004 (FA 2004), Sch 29, para 4, a scheme...
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19th May
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Pensions Ombudsman determination trackerThe entries in this tracker are organised by topic, alphabetically. These topics are listed in the Table of...
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19th May
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Auto-enrolment—certification of DC schemesCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: On 9 April 2020 the Pensions Regulator (TPR) published ‘Automatic enrolment...
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19th May
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Anti-frankingThe conceptIt used to be the case that contracted-out salary-related (COSR) schemes could revalue a deferred member's guaranteed minimum...
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Produced in partnership with Peter White 19th May

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What happens to a pension scheme on a company’s insolvency?This Practice Note considers the effect of a company’s insolvency on an occupational...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Robinson of Wilberforce Chambers 7th Jun
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How a pension is dealt with in bankruptcyThe position of a personal pension on bankruptcyA bankrupt’s estate automatically vests in the official...
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Produced in partnership with Philip Hinks of 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) 7th Jun
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Produced in partnership with Raj Arumugam of 5 Stone Buildings 7th Jun
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Produced in partnership with Raquel Agnello QC of Erskine Chambers 7th Jun
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How are Contribution Notices and Financial Support Directions treated under the priority order of payments in insolvency?The implications of...
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Produced in partnership with Raquel Agnello QC of Erskine Chambers and Thomas Robinson of Wilberforce Chambers 7th Jun
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Can you obtain a third party debt order against a pension?Note: this Q&A assumes that the debtor is a member of a personal pension scheme under which...
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5th Jun
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Part 26 A restructuring plan: pension issuesSection 7 of and Schedule 9 to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) introduce a...
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5th Jun
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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020—the pensions implicationsKey provisions of the ActOn 25 June 2020, after less than 40 days in Parliament,...
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5th Jun
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Pension issues on a pre-packThis Practice Note examines the issues that can arise when the sponsoring employer(s) of a pension scheme is the subject...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 5th Jun
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Pensions and insolvency—beginners’ guideThis guide is primarily aimed at trainees, newly qualified lawyers and other persons who are new to or...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 5th Jun
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