Stephenson Harwood pensions team advise RoadChef Pension Scheme trustees on £24 million insurance bulk annuity contract - Philip Goodchild, Dan Bowman and Julia Cooper have advised the trustees of the RoadChef Pension Scheme in relation to a £24 million bulk annuity contract with Canada Life which secured all the Scheme members' benefits. In particular, the pensions team advised on the benefits to be secured under the contract as provided in the Scheme's current and historic governing documentation.
Court of Appeal judgment closes the door on retrospective closure of the Barber window (except in very limited circumstances)
The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in the case of Safeway v Newton which confirms that the introduction of section 62 of the Pensions Act 1995 was sufficient to close the Barber window of the Safeway Pension Scheme retrospectively with effect from 1 January 1996.
Managing the COVID-19 risks: Guidance from the Pensions Regulator and actions for pension scheme trustees
In this pensions update we summarise the guidance recently provided by the Pensions Regulator (TPR) on those risks; and suggest actions that trustees could take in order to manage those risks.