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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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Ways of drawing benefitsMembers of defined benefit (DB) occupational pension schemes may draw their benefits in a number of ways depending on the...
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16th Jan
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE RELATES MAINLY TO REGISTERED OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESOne consequence of the recent pensions legislation reforms, including the...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 16th Jan
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Through Policy Statement PS19/1, new rules came into force on 6 April 2020, changing both the information that firms...
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16th Jan
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: For the period from 1 March 2020 to 1 November 2020, HMRC granted an easement whereby individuals who took their...
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16th Jan
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Where a member of a registered pension scheme dies while in drawdown (whether in the form of income withdrawal or a short-term annuity), there may be...
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16th Jan
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE RELATES TO DRAWDOWN PENSIONS WHICH COMMENCED BEFORE 6 APRIL 2011This Practice Note looks at the legal regime applicable to drawdown...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 16th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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16th Jan
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PENSION SCHEMESIn a defined contribution (DC) scheme (whether an occupational pension...
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16th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Barnett Waddingham and Rowan Harris of Quattro Pensions 16th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 16th Jan
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What is a section 32 buy-out policy?A term which may be often heard within the pensions arena is that of the ‘section 32 buy-out policy’—also...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 8th Jan
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE RELATES TO DRAWDOWN PENSIONS COMMENCING BETWEEN 6 APRIL 2011 AND 5 APRIL 2015 (INCLUSIVE)This Practice Note looks at the legal...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 8th Jan
Q&As
These exceptions apply in respect of bridging pensions, which are the subject of the Practice Note: Bridging pensions.As explained in the Practice...
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14th Dec
Q&As
This Q&A covers the situation where there have not been any individual transfers by the relevant member of their benefits from the original defined...
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7th Dec
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What is a guaranteed annuity rate (GAR)?Many pension policies issued before 1988 offered their members a GAR.A GAR is an entitlement to a specific...
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7th Dec
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO MONEY PURCHASE ARRANGEMENTSWhat is an uncrystallised funds pension lump sum?From 6 April 2015, members of...
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6th Oct
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This Practice Note has been archived because on Tuesday 18 October 2016, the government announced its decision to cancel plans for the creation of a...
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26th Sep

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