Snapshots and quarterly updates

Our monthly snapshots and quarterly updates provide information on the latest legal developments in pensions.

Pensions snapshot - April 2021

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

Pensions snapshot - March 2021

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

Pension Q1 2021 update

2021 looks set to be a busy year for the pensions industry. In our most recent quarterly update we look at some of the most recent developments, together with areas we think are likely to be of importance in the coming months.

Pensions snapshot - February 2021

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

Pensions snapshot - December 2020

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

Pensions snapshot - November 2020

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

Pensions snapshot - October 2020

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

Pensions snapshot - September 2020

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

Pensions snapshot - August 2020

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

Pensions snapshot - July 2020

This edition of snapshot looks at the latest legal developments in pensions.

Insights

The Pensions Regulator's consultation on a new code for Contribution Notices

Writing for the Financial Times' Pensions Expert, senior associate Chris Edwards-Earl discusses the Pensions Regulator's consultation on a new code for Contribution Notices.

DWP response to consultation on draft regulations strengthening TPR’s powers

Pensions analysis: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published its response to its consultation on the proposed drafting of two regulations which would strengthen the powers of the Pensions Regulator (TPR) to issue contribution notices and gather information, following changes introduced by the Pension Schemes Act 2021. Chris Edwards-Earl discusses the response.

TPR seeks views on how it will apply new Contribution Notice tests

Pensions analysis: The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a consultation on changes to its Code of Practice 12 following the introduction, by the Pension Schemes Act 2021 (PSA 2021), of new tests in relation to its Contribution Notice (CN) power. Stephen Richards and Chris Edwards-Earl comment on TPR’s consultation.

Why standstill agreements matter for pensions schemes

In a piece first published by Professional Pensions, senior associate Chris Edwards-Earl and partner Helena Berman look at the judgment in Kingsley Napley LLP v Harris & Another.

DWP’s consultation on regulations under PSA 2021 strengthening TPR’s powers

Chris Edwards-Earl comments that under the recently enacted Pension Schemes Act 2021 (PSA 2021), the powers of the Pensions Regulator (TPR) were clarified and expanded.

In conversation: Transfer to master trust

This is an important conversation for anyone involved with a workplace DC pension scheme. The government has proposed some draft regulations which are due to come into effect on 5 October 2021. These are likely to force those running workplace trust-based DC schemes to transfer those schemes to a master trust. 

Occupational DC schemes - are you ready?

From October 2021, it is proposed that new and game-changing obligations for those involved in occupational defined contribution (DC) schemes will come into force. These will require certain schemes to compare their value for members against the value offered by large commercial DC schemes and, ultimately, result in increased consolidation of schemes in this area.

The Pension Schemes Bill - Just the beginning?

It was widely anticipated in the pensions industry that the Pension Schemes Bill (the Bill) would receive Royal Assent at the end of 2020. However, it is perhaps unsurprising it did not get over the line with much of the Government's time taken up with Brexit and Covid-19. It has, however now passed through all of the Parliamentary stages and is awaiting Royal Assent.

Pensions 2021 - the top six topics to watch

2020 was not the year that any of us expected. With Brexit and Covid-19 occupying much of the Government's time, it is little surprise that some of the developments that were expected to occur in the pensions world did not materialise.

Compliance Statements to CMA due by 7 January 2021

Requirements under the Investment Consultancy and Fiduciary Management Market Investigation Order 2019

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