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The Post-2015 National Health Service Pension SchemeCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: The Coronavirus Act 2020 suspends provisions of the...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Carney of Shoosmiths 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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What does ‘contracting-out’ mean for pension lawyers?Interaction with the additional State pensionBefore 6 April 2016, there were two levels of State...
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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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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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Normal minimum pension age and protected pension ageCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: For the period from 1 March 2020 to 1 November 2020, HMRC granted...
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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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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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Establishing etc stakeholder or personal pension schemesEstablishing, operating or winding up:•a stakeholder pension scheme, or•a personal pension...
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15th May
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: Following the publication of a discussion paper (DP18/1)on the effectiveness of competition in non-workplace pensions...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Hill of CMS 8th Jan
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The introduction of personal pensions in 1987 was heralded as offering new choices for self-employed and employed individuals.However, it soon became...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Hill of CMS 8th Jan
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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 8th Jan
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Statutory development of personal pensionsRetirement annuity contracts were the predecessor to personal pensions. They were introduced by the Finance...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Hill of CMS 8th Jan
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: Following a period of consultation, the government decided to restrict the statutory right to transfer (contained in...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Hill of CMS 8th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at legal and practical issues that arise on the winding up of a personal pension scheme by its provider, scheme administrator...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Hill of CMS 8th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.With effect from 8 October 2001, the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (WRPA...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Hill of CMS 8th Jan
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Application of the RDRThe Retail Distribution Review (RDR) introduced major changes to the retail investment market and applies to regulated firms in...
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Produced in partnership with Leonardo Robinson 8th 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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The obligation on employers to designate and facilitate access to a stakeholder pension scheme (as set out in section 3 of the Welfare Reform and...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 8th Jan
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: Following the publication of a discussion paper (DP18/1)on the effectiveness of competition in non-workplace pensions...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Hill of CMS 8th Jan
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Before 6 April 2006, personal pension schemes were specifically required to provide retirement benefits on a money purchase basis in order to be HMRC...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Hill of CMS 8th Jan
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Investment-regulated pension schemes (IRPSs) are a particular category of registered pension schemes that are subject to additional controls on the...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Hill of CMS 8th Jan
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This Practice Note looks at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the context of pensions. For further information and detail on the...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 8th Jan
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: On 24 June 2020 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published consultation paper CP20/9, which contains proposals that aim...
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27th Sep
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This Practice Note set out some of the key issues to be considered when acting on the purchase of a property from a Self-Invested Personal Pension...
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26th Sep
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: To enable providers to give effective retirement risk warnings, the FCA has produced a table suggesting questions...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep

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