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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

First DC pension ‘master trust’ attains independent assurance under new framework

The People’s Pension has become the first occupational defined contribution (DC) ‘master trust’ to receive independent assurance of its quality against the new regulator-backed framework, the Pensions Regulator has announced. 16 Sep 2014

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Pensions ruling means that schemes avoid prospect of being unravelled, says expert

FOCUS: Courts in Scotland will look to the long terms effects of a pension scheme when interpreting scheme documentation, according to a ruling that takes a sensible and pragmatic approach to how funds should be managed.  07 Aug 2014

Pensions Regulator has used automatic enrolment enforcement powers 23 times, according to new report

The Pensions Regulator used its formal powers to enforce employer compliance with their duties under the automatic enrolment regime another five times in the three months to June 2014, meaning it has now done so 23 times, it has announced. 05 Aug 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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