The legal issues surrounding pensions can be some of the most complex and challenging to navigate.
The ever-changing regulatory landscape makes compliance an uphill task.
Although pensions remain enormously important for both employers and individuals, employers have to control their overall pension costs, including their legal expenditure.
If you are a corporate or a pension scheme trustee you will get practical solutions for UK pension issues when you work with our multidisciplinary team. Our team can support you on a wide range of issues including:
- on a range of pension scheme arrangements including DB, DC, cash balance, master trusts and personal pension arrangements;
- negotiations with Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund and interactions with the Department of Work and Pensions and HM Treasury; and
- advising on auto-enrolment requirements and the taxation of pensions.
We also have particular expertise in the charity sector, through our work with individual charities and the Charity Finance Directors' Group.
As your trusted advisers, we can help you to deal with issues quickly and effectively, and to budget. Every team member takes the time to fully understand your objectives and the role this plays within the bigger picture. We use this knowledge to give sensible, solutions-orientated advice, produced in a clear, concise way.
Towards a new RPI - good news or bad?
Are you preparing for your retirement?
Saving the world – investing for a cause - can pension trustees do so?
This briefing is reviewing what financial considerations to make when deciding on an investment strategy.
Pensions and divorce
Notice to T2 Employers: updated sponsor guidance
The Sponsor guidance Appendix D: Keeping records for Sponsorship was updated on 06 August 2019.
Local Government Pension Scheme: Fair Deal Ahoy
New LGPS policy heaves into view with the Government’s latest consultation on changes to LGPS participation arrangements.
Social impact and environmental, social and governance factors in investment: pension trustees’ duties and listening to the membership
We explore the Government's recent consultation looking at ESG factors in pension trustee investment.
Investing “to do well and to do good”: what can pension trustees do without personal liability for breach of trust
Occupational pension scheme trustees should take into account all financially material factors when making investment decisions.
The Wedgwood pension scheme
Michael Jones analyses the Wedgwood pension scheme and the case of the disappearing museum...
Sabre rattling Pensions Regulator – red in tooth and claw?
The message from TPR is clear – if you don’t fulfil your obligations in relation to pensions auto-enrolment, they will take action.
Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017
Trustees should liaise with their advisers to determine whether the regulations apply and if so to ensure they are compliant.
General Data Protection Regulation for pension schemes
Trustees should start talking to their pension scheme advisers now about GDPR and how best to manage the compliance process.
Project Waltz – the last (and only) waltz for Reasonable Expectations?
Esther White examines the implications of the Court of Appeal’s decision in IBM v Dalgleish.
Pension schemes: if the Cap fits…
Esther White looks at the Court of Appeal’s decision on whether the BBC was entitled to determine what elements of pay were pensionable.
Watershed Supreme Court Ruling: Pensions for same sex partners
We explore the Supreme Court’s decision in Walker v Innospec and the actions Trustees should take as a result.
Consultation on changes to automatic enrolment
The Department for Work and Pensions are consulting on changes to automatic enrolment for new employers set up after 1 April 2017.
We take a look at some of the more interesting employment law stories that people have been talking about.
Brexit: Implications for Employers - Pensions
The UK voted to leave the European Union in a country-wide referendum on 23 June 2016.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises The Real Experience Group on its acquisition of Experience English
We have advised The Real Experience Group on its acquisition of the Experience English group of companies from TUI Travel.
Guidance on Income Payment Orders
Jason Freedman and Aziz Abdul successfully secured an Income Payments Order (“IPO”) on behalf of the Trustee in Bankruptcy.