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UK government challenged to prove pension reforms will not create tax avoidance "loophole"

The UK government has been asked to clarify exactly how much revenue it expects to lose as a result of workers aged over 55 using new pension flexibilities as a means of avoiding income tax. 24 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

False pensions guidance providers could be jailed under UK government proposals

Fraudsters found guilty of falsely claiming to be giving pensions guidance under the new regime which will come into force next year could be jailed for up to one year under plans put forward by the UK government. 22 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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