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We are pleased to team up with Sackers, the UK’s leading law firm for pension scheme trustees, sponsors and providers, as our Legal Expert Partner.

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Sackers have produced a practical guide to ESG which aims to help trustees take a step back and think through issues relating to Environmental, Social and corporate Governance as they relate to the law affecting pension scheme investment, and the practicalities of running a pension scheme's assets in the context of both DB and DC schemes. 

Sackers Extra Alerts

Sackers Extra Alerts are a series of newsletters focusing on the current state of play on particular topics.

If you have any questions relating to the content of these publications, or any queries concerning the legal aspects of occupational pension schemes in general, contact enquiries@sackers.com 

7 Days - 19 December 2016

7 Days is a weekly round up of developments in pensions, normally published on Monday afternoons. We collate this information from key industry sources, such as the DWP, HMRC and TPR. Click here to read more. 

7 Days - 12 December 2016

7 Days is a weekly round up of developments in pensions, normally published on Monday afternoons. We collate this information from key industry sources, such as the DWP, HMRC and TPR. Click here to read more. 

Government consults on measures to combat pension scams - 8 December 2016

HMT and the DWP are jointly consulting on a package of measures aimed at tackling three different areas of pensions scams. Click here to read more.

7 Days - 5 December 2016

7 Days is a weekly round up of developments in pensions, normally published on Monday afternoons. We collate this information from key industry sources, such as the DWP, HMRC and TPR. Click here to read more. 

Pensions & Investment Litigation Briefing - December 2016

The Pensions & Investment Litigation Briefing reviews recent case law  and examines the practical lessons for trustees and employers. Click here to read more. 

GMP equalisation - 1 December 2016 

The DWP is consulting on a new methodology for equalising pensions for the effect of inequalities caused by GMPs in private pension schemes. Meanwhile, HMT is separately consulting on how best to treat GMPs for affected members of public service pension schemes. Click here to read more. 

7 Days - 28 November 2016

7 Days is a weekly round up of developments in pensions, normally published on Monday afternoons. We collate this information from key industry sources, such as the DWP, HMRC and TPR. Click here to read more.

Autumn Statement - 23 November 2016 

On 23 November 2016, Philip Hammond delivered his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor of the Exchequer. It will no doubt come as a relief to many that, whilst pensions have not escaped the Chancellor’s attention entirely, there has been no significant change in policy this time around. Click here to read more. 

7 Days - 21 November 2016 

7 Days is a weekly round up of developments in pensions, normally published on Monday afternoons. We collate this information from key industry sources, such as the DWP, HMRC and TPR. Click here to read more.

Capping early exit charges: Government response - 16 November 2016

On 15 November 2016, the Government issued its response to the DWP’s May 2016 consultation on capping early exit charges for members of occupational pension schemes that contain “flexible benefits” (broadly speaking, DC benefits). Click here to read more. 

Briefing - December 2016 

The Sackers Quarterly Briefing Q4 2016 highlights significant developments in pensions, covering key areas such as pensions reform, regulatory developments, new legislation and cases. Click here to read more. 

7 Days - 7 November 2016

7 Days is a weekly round up of developments in pensions, normally published on Monday afternoons. We collate this information from key industry sources, such as the DWP, HMRC and TPR. Click here to read more. 

For previous Alerts visit the Expert Partner Archive page.

Sackers Ask the Expert Columns

Ask the Expert 33 - December 2016 

Joanna Smith discusses: 'Effective minute-writing - new guidance from The Governance Institute' 

 

joanna smith

 

Ask the Expert 32 - September 2016

Ralph McClelland asks: 'What impact should ESG considerations have on trustees' investment decisions?

 

  ralph

Ask the Expert 31 - June 2016

Katy Harries asks: 'What should trustees be doing now there is a legal requirement to give retirement risk warnings to members?'

    

Katy Harries                         
     

Ask the Expert 30 - February 2016

Chirag Ghelani asks: ‘If it transpired that a transfer of scheme benefits from a UK-registered pension scheme to a QROPS was an unauthorised member payment, would the transferring trustees be relieved of the associated scheme sanction charge?’

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Ask the Expert 29 - November 2015

Naomi Brown asks: 'What is the significance of the recent easements concerning workers who are no longer subject to mandatory automatic enrolment?'

   Naomi Brown Sackers
     

Ask the Expert 28 - August 2015

Joanna Smith asks: 'Following the April 2015 changes, how should trustees be approaching transfers of defined benefit (DB) rights?

  Joanna Smith
     

Ask the Expert 27 - May 2015

James Bingham asks: 'How should trustees approach the recovery of overpayments in light of the decision in Webber v Department for Education?'

  James Bingham
     

Ask the Expert 26 - February 2015

Ferdinand Lovett asks: 'To what extent are trustee boards’ investment policies constrained by the Cowan v Scargill case?'

   Ferdinand Lovett

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Sackers PMI TV Webcasts

Eleanor Daplyn, a Partner at Sackers, talks about the new flexible DC world. She discusses flexibility, the guidance guarantee, DB arrangements and what trustees should do. To view full webcast click here Eleanor
   
Anna Copestake, a Senior Associate at Sackers, discusses asset security. Anna explains the key and mitigating risks, and explains where you can find out more information. To view full webcast click here

Anna Copestick

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