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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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Investment management agreements—trustee considerationsThe management of assets belonging to another person on a discretionary basis is a 'regulated...
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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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TUPE and Beckmann—the pensions exceptionBeckmann liabilities are liabilities in respect of occupational pension benefits other than benefits relating...
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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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Closing a pension scheme to future accrual—trustee considerationsTHIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO DEFINED BENEFIT OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESIn the...
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31st Jul
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Does an employer have to consult over the closure of a contract-based pension scheme?Subject to certain conditions, employers are required under...
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31st Jul
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Running a closed defined benefit schemeThis Practice Note sets out some practical considerations for both trustees (and sponsoring employers) in...
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Produced in partnership with Tyron Potts of Barnett Waddingham LLP 31st Jul
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Closing a pension scheme to future accrual—employer considerationsTHIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO DEFINED BENEFIT OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESMany...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 31st Jul
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Pension consultation requirementsCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: On 9 April 2020 the Pensions Regulator (TPR) published guidance which provides a...
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31st Jul
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Can an employer consult directly with affected members when carrying out a pension consultation exercise?Who is the employer required to consult?Under...
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31st Jul
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