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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 This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As...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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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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Enhanced protectionTHIS PRACTICE NOTE RELATES TO REGISTERED PENSION SCHEMESThe lifetime allowanceWhile there is no limit on the total amount of...
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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 pre A-day pensions tax regimeThe pensions tax regime under the Finance Act 2004 came into effect on 6 April 2006, otherwise known as A-day. The...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Smith, Georgina Wardrop and Angela Sharma of Taylor Wessing LLP 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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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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Police Ill-Health and Injury PensionsThis document links to a guide to some aspects of the law around decision-making for police ill-health...
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31st Jul
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The role of the Pensions Regulator in respect of public sector schemesThe Pensions Regulator is the statutory body that regulates occupational pension...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 31st Jul
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The Fee-Paid Judicial Pension Scheme (FPJPS)FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: There are plans to replace the existing judicial pension schemes with a reformed...
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31st Jul
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Can the employer enforce a restrictive covenant (post-termination restriction) if the employer dismisses the employee, eg by reason of redundancy?An...
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31st Jul
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The Post-2015 Teachers’ Pension SchemeFORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT 1: In order to implement the McCloud remedy referred to below in Transitional membership...
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31st Jul
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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 31st Jul
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The Judicial Pension Scheme 2015FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: There are plans to replace the existing judicial pension schemes with a reformed judicial...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 31st Jul
Q&As
Do the preservation requirements apply to public sector schemes?Scope of preservation requirementsThe preservation requirements apply to occupational...
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31st Jul
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Central government outsourcing—Fair Deal 2013 and pensionsSpecial provisions normally apply to ensure a minimum level of pension protection for...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Carney of Shoosmiths 31st Jul
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The Judicial Pension Scheme 1993 (JUPRA)FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: There are plans to replace the existing judicial pension schemes with a reformed...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth Ovey of Radcliffe Chambers 31st Jul
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Central government outsourcing—the old Fair Deal and pensions [Archived]TUPE and pensionsWhere there is a transfer of a public service from central...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 31st Jul
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The Post-2015 civil service pension scheme—alphaFORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: In order to implement the McCloud remedy referred to below in Transitional...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Hayles of Burges Salmon LLP 31st Jul
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Key pension issues in a public sector outsourcingOutsourcing occurs when an organisation enters into an agreement with a third party, by which that...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Hayles and Amy Davies of Burges Salmon LLP 31st Jul
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The Pre-2015 Teachers’ Pension SchemeFORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT 1: In order to implement the McCloud remedy referred to in Practice Note: The Post-2015...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 31st Jul
Practice notes
Pensions legislation taking effect on 1 and 6 April 2015—a round up [ARCHIVED]Pension Schemes Act 2015The Pension Schemes Act 2015 (PSA 2015) covers...
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31st Jul
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The Pre-2015 Principal Civil Service Pension SchemeFORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: In order to implement the McCloud remedy referred to in Practice Note: The...
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Produced in partnership with Michael Hayles of Burges Salmon LLP 31st Jul
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The Pre-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 and Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 31st Jul
Precedents
Central government outsourcing contract—template pensions schedule1Interpretation1.1The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in...
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Produced in partnership with Ginevra Gatrell of Gunnercooke LLP 30th Jul

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