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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov
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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 Jovana Nedeljkov of Bankside Chambers 9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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
Practice notes
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. 9th Nov
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 9th Nov
Precedents
Month means a calendar month; Close This is a suggested definition for the term 'month', which...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
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 9th Nov
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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 9th Nov

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Following two periods of consultation (the first in 2015 and the second in 2016), the government decided to:•cap the value of public sector exit...
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10th Nov
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In the rules of the LGPS, administering authorities are given the discretionary power to set a policy on whether, and...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 30th Oct
Precedents
This Agreement is made on [date]Between1[ ] of [ ] (the ‘Administering Authority’);2[ ] of [ ] (the ‘Scheme Employer’);3[ ] of [ ] (the ‘Admission...
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Produced in partnership with Ginevra Gatrell of Gunnercooke LLP 20th Oct
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This Agreement is made on [insert date].Parties1[insert full name of Administering Authority] (the ‘Administering Authority’);2[insert full name of...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 20th Oct
Practice notes
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a statutory, public-service pension scheme for local government and related employees in England and...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 13th Oct
Practice notes
FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: The Pensions Regulator (TPR) announced that it intends to review its codes of practice over the next year to reflect the...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 13th Oct
Practice notes
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In the rules of the LGPS, administering authorities are given the discretionary power to set a policy on whether, and...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 9th Oct
Q&As
As mentioned in Practice Note: The Post-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme, employers listed in the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013...
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28th Sep
Q&As
Scope of preservation requirementsThe preservation requirements apply to occupational pension schemes that are funded at least in part by payments...
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28th Sep
Precedents
1Interpretation1.1The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in this Schedule:Admission Agreement•means the admission agreement to be...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
The charities sector in the UK is significant in size. There is a wide range of pension provision across the sector. Many charities are facing...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
Outsourcing occurs when an organisation enters into an agreement with a third party, by which that third party assumes responsibility for providing...
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25th Sep
Practice notes
What is the Local Government Pension Scheme?The main pension scheme for local authorities is the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The LGPS is a...
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25th Sep
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The Best Value DirectionThe government’s ‘Fair Deal’ policy was first introduced in 1999 and set out how pensions issues should be dealt with when...
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25th Sep

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