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For the tax year from 6 April 2014, the standard lifetime allowance has reduced from £1.5m to £1.25m.
One of the areas highlighted last year by the Regulator was the regulation of workplace DC pension schemes.
Regulator issues tools for assessment of an annual governance statement in relation to occupational DC pension schemes
Last year, the Pensions Regulator formally launched a governance framework for occupational DC pension schemes.
Pensions liberation is usually facilitated by an individual transferring their benefits to a pensions liberation vehicle.
EAT confirms that restricting occupational pension scheme benefits for civil partners is not contrary to European legislation
A case was brought by a civil partner against his pension scheme on the basis it was not providing benefits in respect of his civil partner on an equal footing to those in an opposite-sex marriage.
High Court upholds the PPF Ombudsman’s decision on the disregard of a contingent asset guarantee for PPF risk-based levy purposes
Pension schemes that potentially qualify for assistance under the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) are required to pay a levy that includes a risk-based levy.
Three recent significant pension decisions highlight some key issues where pension schemes changes are being made
The much awaited decision in the IBM casewas delivered in the High Court shortly before Easter. Two more cases followed shortly after.
There are certain pension arrangements that are not set up with the same tax status as registered pension schemes, and so contributions to them do not attract tax relief.
Confirmation that money purchase pension arrangement can be VAT exempt may put further pressure on the UK government
On 13 March 2014, the CJEU confirmed its decision in the case of ATP Pension Services A/S v Skatteministeriet.
The DWP has consulted on a range of proposed exemptions from an employer’s obligation to auto-enrol certain employees.
New regulations mean more auto-enrolment flexibility for average-salary pension schemes and hybrid pension schemes
New regulations give more flexibility in the way in which a revaluation can be provided for an average-salary pension scheme to be a qualifying pension scheme.
This article explains how to handle issues of trade and business secret protection from an employment law perspective in Germany.
Tthe European Commission aims to enhance the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure.
Restrictive covenants are one form of protection employers can use to protect access to client and suppliers and solicitation of other employees post employment.
On 28 November 2013, the European Commission announced a proposal for a directive on trade secrets and confidential information.
Where a former employee takes his or her former employer’s information, data or materials to a competitor, the former employer will normally have a range of options open to it.
Introduction of a new insolvency risk measure for employers by the PPF may affect the levy payable by pension schemes
The introduction of a new insolvency risk measure for employers by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) may affect the levy payable by pension schemes...
An English judgment from July 2013 demonstrates that English courts can make it possible for the company to take back control of LinkedIn accounts.
With the rise of smart devices, the powerful combination of computing technology and internet connectivity has moved from our offices and homes to our bags and pockets.
The Taylor Wessing Technology Barometer tracks the temperature of the UK technology sector.