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New legislation will require DB schemes to target low risk funding and investment strategy

United Kingdom - July 27 2022 After a significant delay, the Government has finally published its consultation on draft regulations that will underpin the new long-term funding…

Government confirms plans for schemes to start connecting to pensions dashboards in just over a year

United Kingdom - July 20 2022 The Government has confirmed the timetable for implementing pensions dashboards in its response to the consultation on the draft Pensions Dashboards…

Pension disputes EP2: How can trustees protect themselves against personal liability?

United Kingdom - July 19 2022 In this latest podcast from the Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Professional Support Consultant, Tim Smith is joined by Dan Saunders, a Senior…

Pensions Regulator and DWP seek to smooth operation of Transfer Conditions

United Kingdom - July 8 2022 The Pensions Regulator and the DWP have issued a joint statement in an attempt to clarify how trustees should be applying the statutory transfer…

Recent tax decision may open AE opt-out can of worms

United Kingdom - June 29 2022 In a recent decision, the First-tier Tax Tribunal has ruled that an individual still had a statutory right to opt-out of their employer’s automatic…

What can we learn from the Pension Regulator’s Corporate Plan?

United Kingdom - June 15 2022 The UK Pension Regulator has published its latest Corporate Plan which describes the Regulator’s main areas of focus over the next two years. The…

Court dismisses claims against trustee directors of the USS

United Kingdom - May 30 2022 Following a preliminary hearing in the High Court, Mr Justice Leech has refused two members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) permission…

Queen’s Speech 2022: No Pensions Bill but some notable pensions-related reforms

United Kingdom - May 10 2022 As expected, there was no new Pensions Bill announced in today’s Queen’s Speech, ending speculation about the prospects of auto-enrolment being…

Regulator publishes latest Annual Funding Statement

United Kingdom - April 28 2022 The Pensions Regulator has published its latest Annual Funding Statement. Most of the messages are consistent with those contained in last year’s…

HMRC issues further guidance on GMP equalisation and conversion

United Kingdom - April 7 2022 HMRC has issued further guidance on the tax implications of implementing GMP equalisation. The guidance is helpful and pragmatic. It outlines several…