Tag Archives: pension schemes

GMP Equalisation Under the Microscope – Proactivity Under the Lens

GMP Equalisation and Underpaid Cash Equivalent Transfer Values – Will Trustees Have to Trace and Compensate Members Proactively, or Can Trustees Wait for Claims? Shortly after the High Court decision commonly referred to as “Lloyds 3”, which considered the issue of guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) equalisation and the extent to which past transfers out should be … Continue Reading

TPR Tightens the Governance Net in its New Code of Practice

If you were under the impression that the single code of practice would be a consolidation of existing codes, then the content of this blog will come as a surprise! The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published a consultation on the first phase of replacing the existing Codes of Practice with a single, online Code of … Continue Reading

Pensions through a crystal ball

The benefit of hindsight is a wonderful thing. The benefits of a fully functional crystal ball to see the future would be much better. All pensions lawyers (and scheme actuaries) would add it to their gift list! I will attempt to take a look at the pensions related announcements in Monday’s budget from a future … Continue Reading

Keep calm and carry on!

Some of the questions we have been asked this week in relation to GMP equalisation, include – Do we have to equalise for GMPs? How do we do this? Do we have to make back payments? What should we tell our members? How do we deal with outstanding and new cash equivalent transfer value requests? … Continue Reading

#How2DoPensions

Starting on #Pensions Awareness Day in September, our #How2DoPensions education campaign involves sharing a bank of quick guides with clients, contacts and the wider pensions industry. Each Tuesday, we publish on our website a quick guide on a topical pensions issue and share a link on the main social media channels. The guides are short … Continue Reading

Trustees – you are not exempt from the money laundering regulations. Do you know what actions you need to take?

A lot has happened since 26 June 2017. We’ve had Wimbledon, summer holidays, a total solar eclipse, Leeds and Reading Festivals, the summer transfer window closed (football, not pensions), the start of the autumn term at school, the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships, Proms in the Park and we are now nearly into half term.  … Continue Reading
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