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DC pension trustees need a clear statement of their purpose, says expert

OPINION: Defined contribution pension trustees will find themselves drawn into taking responsibility for members' outcomes. But if they are doing this they should protect themselves with a clear written statement of their purpose. 26 Nov 2014

UK government may have "grossly underestimated" potential tax avoidance implications of new pension freedoms

The UK government may have "grossly underestimated" workers' desire to pay a larger proportion of their salaries towards their pension savings once access restrictions are removed, according to an employee benefits consultancy. 05 Nov 2014

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Pensions Regulator fines first employers for breaches of automatic enrolment duties

The amount of enforcement action taken against employers for non-compliance with their automatic enrolment duties rose considerably in September, according to the Pensions Regulator, which has also recently issued its first fines for breaches. 29 Oct 2014

Occupational DC pension scheme 'short service refunds' to end in October 2015

Members of occupational defined contribution (DC) pension schemes who leave an employer after less than two years of service will no longer be able to take a 'short service refund' of any contributions they have paid into that scheme from October 2015, the... 23 Oct 2014

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Expertise in Pensions

Pension matters have become a major issue for employers, trustees, public sector bodies and financial institutions in recent years. Using Pinsent Masons means you use one of the strongest pensions law teams in Europe. Over 70 lawyers, paralegals and trust administrators, working collegiately out of offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester, offering clear, practical and cost-effective advice.

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