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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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Total annual pension protection levy on employers to fall as new risk measurements come into force

The total amount that UK companies operating defined benefit (DB) pension schemes can together expect to pay into the 'lifeboat' fund that guarantees those pensions if the employer becomes insolvent will fall next year, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has... 07 Oct 2014

Lowering pension contributions may bring longer term workforce issues for businesses, says expert

Businesses that choose to lower the contributions they make into staff pension pots may save themselves money in the short-term but will have to address other issues that arise later if staff cannot afford to retire, an expert has said. 26 Sep 2014

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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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