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PE houses and pre-packs - will the Pensions Regulator act?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 5 2011

The story of the restructuring of carpet-maker, Brintons has featured in the press recently, with emphasis on the role of Carlyle, one of the world's biggest private equity firms


Finance Act 2011: what does it mean for your pension scheme?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2011

The Finance Act 2011 received Royal Assent on 27 July 2011


Pensions regulator withdraws threat of FSD
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 15 2011

The Pensions Regulator announced this week that it will not pursue action to impose a Financial Support Direction against US company, Chemtura Corporation and members of its group after a funding settlement, involving the payment of expedited contributions to the pension scheme of its UK subsidiary, was reached with the scheme's trustees


HMRC consults on tax relief for companies on asset-backed funding arrangements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2011

HMRC and HM Treasury have issued for consultation measures to restrict excess tax relief for employers on asset-backed funding arrangements


Transfer values: undue delay within disclosure time limits is still maladministration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 4 2011

In Sweeney (793831), the Pensions Ombudsman found the trustee liable for maladministration for unduly delaying providing the member with a statement of the benefits secured by a transfer value or cash equivalent even though the trustee had provided the statement within the two-month period required by the disclosure regulations


Treasury consults on early access to pension funds
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2011

On 13 December 2010, the Treasury launched a "call for evidence" on early access to pension savings


Regulator publishes final form guidance on transfer incentive exercises
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2011

On 9 December 2010, the Pensions Regulator published its final form guidance on incentive exercises (such exercises include where cash incentives are offered to encourage members to transfer out of a scheme or to forego certain pension increases


Restriction of pensions tax relief: a more detailed look
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 28 2010

On 14 October, the Government published a series of documents (including draft legislation) on its proposals to restrict pensions tax relief for high earners


FSD determination affecting Lehman Brothers scheme
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2010

On 17 September, the Pension Regulator's Determinations Panel announced that it had issued a determination that six companies within the Lehman Brothers group (including the group's main operating companies in the UK as well as the US parent Lehman Brothers Holding Inc.) should provide financial support to the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme