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UK Pensions Publications & News

Browse the items below for our latest UK pension news and publications. We publish regular email alerts on recent developments and pension legal updates as well as briefing notes written by our pensions lawyers taking an in depth view of topical issues affecting the pensions industry. Take a look at our press releases to read about our recent work highlights.

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Equalising for the effects of GMPs following landmark High Court case

1 November 2018

In a landmark decision which will impact most defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK, the High Court held on 26 October 2018 that pension schemes must equalise for the effect...

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GMP action list for pension schemes: November 2018

1 November 2018

Our 8-point GMP Equalisation Plan...

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Pension Alerter September 2018

17 September 2018

Hogan Lovells pension group is delighted to send you our September e-newsletter.

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Pension transfers and scams: what should trustees do?

16 September 2018

This note considers the current state of play in relation to pension scams and sets out practical steps which trustees can take...

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IORP II: what does it mean for UK pensions?

11 September 2018

The new directive on occupational pension schemes (IORP II) must be implemented in national law by mid-January 2019. There are a few areas where schemes are likely to need to make changes, in particular...

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Pension Alerter June 2018

20 June 2018

Hogan Lovells pension group is delighted to send you our June e-newsletter...

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Pension issues on corporate transactions

13 June 2018

Pension issues in corporate transactions can be complex when a defined benefit (final salary) scheme is involved. Factors to consider include...

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Pension Alerter April 2018

25 April 2018

Hogan Lovells pension group is delighted to send you our April e-newsletter. Featured is action needed by data controllers to pay a data protection fee...

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Index of pension publications

23 March 2018

Arranged by topic, this document provides easy access to our various pension publications.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): action plan for pension scheme trustees

7 March 2018

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply directly in the UK from 25 May 2018, and will make some fundamental changes to the current requirements surrounding data protection. Key areas of change include...

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Pension Alerter February 2018

1 February 2018

Hogan Lovells pension group is delighted to send you our February e-newsletter. Featured is a reminder regading action needed on legacy protected rights rules and new briefings on... 

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Reducing your Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy for 2018/19

23 January 2018

Trustees who wish to reduce their pension scheme's risk-based levy by taking account of contingent assets or asset-backed contributions need to pay careful attention to the certification processes...

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Pension schemes and VAT: where are we

19 December 2017

HMRC has confirmed that existing arrangements enabling employers to reclaim VAT in respect of pension scheme administration costs borne by scheme trustees may continue...

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New anti-money laundering regulations: action for pension scheme trustees

13 December 2017

Pension scheme trustees should be aware of requirements under new money laundering regulations to record information and, in some cases, to give the information to third parties...

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Pension Alerter November 2017

14 November 2017

Hogan Lovells pension group is delighted to send you our November e-newsletter. Topics covered include... 

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GDPR for pension schemes - a practical guide

8 November 2017

Data protection law is undergoing radical change that is impacting employers and trustees of pension schemes and all service providers to them. Read our new practical guide to GDPR and pension schemes...

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Introduction to pension legislation for trustees

29 September 2017

Why should trustees be concerned with pension legislation? This note gives a brief overview of the main areas covered by key pension legislation.

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The Pension Regulator: online materials for trustees of occupational pension schemes

26 September 2017

The Pensions Regulator (tPR) has issued a multitude of codes of practice and guidance documents to assist trustees.  We have listed the many sources of guidance from tPR and included links to its various materials...

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Pension Alerter September 2017

7 September 2017

Hogan Lovells pension group is delighted to send you our September e-newsletter. Topics covered include, restrictions on early exit charges and case judgements on the validy of limits on future pensionable pay and a scheme not being liable for the failure to complete a member's transfer in time.

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Transfers to overseas schemes – new rules

25 August 2017

A new charge – the overseas transfer charge – has been introduced on transfers to qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes (QROPS) from 9 March 2017...

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Scottish limited partnerships and pension scheme funding: action needed by trustees and employers?

27 July 2017

From 24 July 2017, Scottish limited partnerships are required to register details of "persons with significant control" (PSCs) over the partnership and "relevant legal entities" (RLEs) with Companies House...

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Same-sex survivors' pensions - exemption for pre-2005 service invalid

13 July 2017

The Supreme Court in Walker v Innospec Limited, overturning the Court of Appeal, has decided that the exemption for service prior to December 2005 from the requirement for occupational pension schemes to give survivors' benefits for same-sex married partners is incompatible with EU law...

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Pension Alerter July 2017

8 July 2017

Hogan Lovells pension group is delighted to send you our July e-newsletter. Topics covered include, the proposed new deffered debt arrangement, the British Airways judgement on pension increases and Baugniet, on Pension Ombudsman compensation. 

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Personal data security for pension scheme trustees

4 July 2017

Cybersecurity and protection of personal data are increasingly to the forefront of concerns for pension trustees. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), applicable in the UK from 2018, will impose additional requirements on trustees and other data controllers...

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Authorisation of master trusts

19 June 2017

New legislation will cause master trusts to be subject to a detailed authorisation process and ongoing scrutiny by the Pensions Regulator ...

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Pension Alerter April 2017

6 April 2017

Hogan Lovells pension group is delighted to send you our April e-newsletter.

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The new pensions advice allowance: implications for trustees

27 March 2017

As announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement, pension schemes may (but will not be required to) allow members to withdraw up to £500 from their defined contribution (DC) pension pots...

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Charges and governance requirements for Defined Contribution pensions

20 March 2017

This note sets out the areas in which restrictions on charges and governance requirements apply to trustees... 

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Video: Trustee training annual half-day update

22 February 2017

View the recordings of the presentations from our recent trustee training half-day seminar.

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Pension Alerter February 2017

13 February 2017

Hogan Lovells pension group is delighted to send you our February e-newsletter. 

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Reducing your Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy for 2017/18

10 February 2017

2017/18 is the third year in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF)'s levy "triennium" under the new levy framework. The deadlines to remember are...

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Authorisation of master trusts: problems ahead for non-associated multi-employer (NAME) schemes?

23 January 2017

New legislation will cause master trusts to be subject to a detailed authorisation process and ongoing scrutiny by the Pensions Regulator. 

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