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High Court Strengthens The Pension Regulator’s Powers But Threatens UK Rescue Culture
The High Court recently considered the UK Pension Regulator’s (the Regulator) powers against companies that have gone into administration or liquidation.
UK
25 Mar 2011
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For The Longest Time - Primary Limitation in Negligence
The Court of Appeal’s decision in Williams v Lishman (April 2010) again saw a rejection of claimants’ arguments on limitation issues.
UK
13 May 2010
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The Default Retirement Age
There has been much press coverage of the recent High Court decision in the Heyday case (brought by the charity now known as Age UK) with respect to the finding that the Default Retirement Age (DRA) of 65 in the Age Regulations is lawful.
UK
6 Oct 2009
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The Pensions Ombudsman Gets Tough
The last year has seen a number of Pensions Ombudsman determinations where trustees have been ordered to reimburse the scheme for a breach of trust.
UK
30 Sep 2009
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Are You Planning For Automatic Enrolment?
The Pensions Act 2008 is a significant change as for the first time employers will be required to contribute to their employees’ pensions.
UK
9 Jun 2009
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The Pensions Act 2008
The Pensions Act 2008 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 26 November 2008.
UK
2 Jan 2009
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Pension Schemes And The Financial Crisis
There has been much press coverage of the effect that the fall in the FTSE is having on pension schemes. The Pensions Regulator has issued a statement outlining the issues trustees should be addressing.
UK
17 Dec 2008
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Changes To The Moral Hazard Powers
The Government has announced changes that will extend the scope of the Pension Regulator's "moral hazard" powers introduced by the Pensions Act 2004 to protect the Pension Protection Fund
UK
17 Dec 2008
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DWP Consults On Employer Debt In Corporate Restructurings
The Department for Work and Pensions ("DWP") has issued an informal consultation looking again at the Employer Debt legislation.
UK
17 Dec 2008
10
New Employer Debt Regulations, Revised Clearance Guidance And Changes To The Pensions Regulator´s Powers
The spring saw a burst of activity from the Pensions Regulator and Department of Work and Pensions.
UK
26 Jun 2008
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National Bus: High Court Sanctions The Purchase Of Trustee Insurance Cover
As described by Mr Justice Floyd, NBPF Pension Trustees Limited v Warnock-Smith (2008) was "all about the last knockings" of the two former occupational pension schemes of the National Bus Company.
UK
26 Jun 2008
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High Court Confirms That Trustee Directors Owe No Duties To Beneficiaries
In HR v JAPT (1997), the High Court refused to strike out a claim against directors of a pension trustee company, for the alleged breach of trust of the company, on the grounds that there was an arguable point of law.
UK
26 Jun 2008
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Pensions News - Consultation On New Guidance
The Pensions Regulator has recently commenced consultation on new guidance in relation to: conflicts of interest; and choosing assumptions, especially mortality assumptions.
UK
5 Mar 2008
14
Court Rejects Back-Door Rectification - Smithson & Ors V Hamilton (2007)
The High Court has rejected an application from the trustees and participating employers of the Siemens Fire Safety and Security (PFP) Pension Scheme ("the Scheme") for relief under the Rule in Hastings-Bass to set aside a scheme rule which afforded certain deferred scheme members unintentionally over-generous benefits.
UK
14 Feb 2008
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Draft Employer Debt Regulations
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been consulting on changes to the way the Employer Debt Regulations affect multi-employer schemes when an employer ceases to participate in the scheme.
UK
14 Feb 2008
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Pensioned Off
Many of the pensions claims we are now seeing arise out of changes made to the pensions regime more than a decade ago.
UK
22 Feb 2007
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One Size Fits All?
A focus on issues concerning the construction and effect of notification clauses contained in primary and excess layer "claims made" policies.
UK
26 Jan 2005
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