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The Pension Protection Fund has published its appendix and guidance on valuing and certifying ABCs for levy purposes.
This update looks at employer insolvency risk, last-man-standing schemes and contingent assets, following the publication of the Pension Protection Fund’s Levy Estimate for the 2015–16 levy year.
Shoosmiths has advised Eriks on the disposal of Revolvo Ltd to US corporate The Timken Company.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently going through parliament.
Shoosmiths has expanded its real-estate offering in Edinburgh with the hire of an established senior associate. Sheelagh Cooley joins from Anderson Strathern.
Arcadia Group Ltd v Arcadia Group Pension Trust Ltd: RPI/CPI and the power to select an alternative index
This update looks at the issues in the case, and the considerations for schemes that may now have more flexibility to switch in the light of this decision.
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.