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FCA given dual role in pensions guidance plan

The government will legislate to give the FCA the power to set minimum standards that independent bodies will have to follow when advising consumers about what they can do with the money accumulated in their pension pots. 23 Jul 2014

Government response to Freedom & Choice paves the way for innovation – but there are key issues for providers, employers and trustees to contend with

The pensions 'guidance guarantee', underpinning reforms to UK pensions which will give savers more freedom and choice about how they access their pensions, will be delivered by independent advisory bodies rather than product providers, the UK government has... 21 Jul 2014

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UK government drops 'flexible DB' from final defined ambition pension proposals

Employers that provide defined benefit (DB) pension schemes would not be able to water down the benefits offered by those schemes to members in respect of future service, according to the UK government's final proposals for 'defined ambition' (DA) schemes.... 30 Jun 2014

UK pensions industry facing three times as much regulation as six years ago, according to survey

UK pension providers, trustees and employers had to digest three times as many regulatory consultations and announcements last year than they did six years ago, according to analysis by Financial News. 18 Jun 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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