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Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of two partners who will be based at the firm’s Birmingham office: Karen Featherstone and David Adams.
Under the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the government was required to conduct a review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes.
The ruling in the Clyde & Co LLP case means that members of LLPs have certain quasi-employment protections and may need to be automatically enrolled into a pension scheme.
The Pensions Act 2014 received royal assent on 14 May 2014, introducing important changes to the regulations for pensions.
This article explores some key issues that employers participating in public service pension schemes should be aware of.
The private equity team at Shoosmiths has advised funds managed by Palatine Private Equity on the management buyout of Gusto Restaurants and Bars.
Pension law changes from 6 April: new disclosure regulations, auto-enrolment, TUPE transfers and tax limits
The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2013 come into force on 6 April 2014.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 comes into force on 13 March 2014, with the first same-sex weddings taking place on 29 March 2014.
Pension schemes providing benefits on a salary-related or DB basis — including ‘final salary’ pension schemes — have been in the news for several years.
On 10 January 2014, the amendments to the TUPE regulations were laid before parliament. The amendments may well provide new areas for debate.
As we start yet another year of change to employment law, Shoosmiths looks at the 10 most important developments in the pipeline.
The DWP has issued draft regulations for consultation. This follows the change in the statutory definition of money purchase benefits, due to come into force next year...
Earlier this year, the DWP consulted on proposals to ‘consolidate, harmonise and simplify’ the existing disclosure regime.
The High Court has ruled that the suspected pension liberation schemes were ‘occupational pension schemes’ within the statutory definition.
The Pensions Regulator’s Code of Practice is due to come into effect on 21 November 2013.
The ECJ has ruled on the validity of age-related contributions in a money purchase pension scheme, confirming they are permissible provided they can be objectively justified.
The case involved two groups (the Nortel group and the Lehman group) each of which contained occupational pension schemes with substantial funding deficits.
On 9 May 2013, the Supreme Court gave judgment in the cases of Futter and another v HMRC and Pitt and another v HMRC.
The TUC, Unison and UNITE have formed the Trade Union Share Owners group.
On 19 March 2013, the Office for National Statistics published two new price indices (RPIJ and CPIH) and de-designated RPI as a national statistic.