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The complainant’s daughter was employed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and was a member of the LGPS.
Changes are to be made to the 55 per cent tax charge that applies when some lump-sum death benefits are paid from a registered pension scheme to a member’s estate.
Included in the Queen’s Speech on 4 June were announcements of two new pension bills: the Private Pensions Bill and the Pensions Tax Bill.
Defined-contribution pension reform — DWP confirms charge-capping measures and quality standards download
The DWP has outlined in its ‘Command Paper: Better workplace pensions: Further measures for savers’ new quality standards and charge-capping measures.
Pensions Matter — April 2014: the Pensions Regulator publishes further guidance on asset-backed arrangements download
Guidance from the Pensions Regulator (TPR) on asset-backed arrangements confers the steps TPR considers trustees should take before entering into such an arrangement.
The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Santander UK plc v RA Legal Solicitors.
Case law round-up — Pensions Matter, March 2014... an overview of key pension cases and their practical implications download
In McCoy, it was held to be reasonable for the trustees of a SIPP to require the beneficiary of a lump-sum death benefit to complete a form of discharge prior to paying out the discretionary benefit.
A recent case has emphasised the importance of getting the drafting of loan agreements right.
Charity trustees: it’s your decision download
The new guidance explains in detail how charity trustees should approach making decisions affecting their charity.