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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.

Latest News

9 October 2017 - Consultation on the third PPF levy triennium

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28 September 2017 - FCA publishes Policy Statement on transaction cost disclosure in workplace pensions

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22 September 2017 - Data Protection Bill 2017

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19 September 2017 - Getting ready for the GDPR: the data protection principles

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11 September 2017 - Extension of the ban on member-borne commission

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23 August 2017 - DWP and HMT launch new measure to tackle pensions scams

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4 August 2017 - Court of Appeal decision in IBM v Dalgleish and others

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Data protection: the GDPR is a ticking clock for pension schemes

Read our Alert to see at a glance what action trustees, employers and providers need to take to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and when. 

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 - 9 October 2017

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 - 2 October 2017 

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 - 25 September 2017

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 - 18 September 2017

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 - 11 September 2017

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 - 4 September 2017

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 - 28 August 2017

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 - 21 August 2017

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 - 14 August 2017

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 - 7 August 2017

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 - 31 July 2017

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 - 24 July 2017

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.

Auto-enrolment update - 20 July 2017

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7 Days - 17 July 2017

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.

Recent developments in overpayments - 17 July 2017

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Getting ready for the GDPR - July 2017

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Walker v Innospec - Supreme Court judgement - 13 July 2017

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Response to consultation on safeguarded benefits and the advice requirement - 11 July 2017

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7 Days - 10 July 2017

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7 Days - 3 July 2017

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FCA publishes final report into asset management sector - 30 June 2017

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New anti-money laundering regulations in force - 29 June 2017

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7 Days - 29 June 2017

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 - 19 June 2017

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 June 2017

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 - 5 June 2017

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.

General Election 2017: Party policies on pensions - 1 June 2017

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7 Days - 29 May 2017

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.

Getting ready for the GDPR: countdown to 25 May 2018

A major shake-up of European data privacy laws is on the horizon, with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018. And with just 12 months to go, the clock is now ticking for trustees, employers and pension providers to get ready. Click here to read more. 

7 Days - 22 May 2017

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.

Quarterly briefing - June 2017

The Sackers Quarterly Briefing Q2 2017 highlights significant developments in pensions, covering key areas such as pensions reform, regulatory developments, new legislation and cases. Click here to read more.

Finance and investment briefing - June 2017

The Finance & Investment Briefing – June 2017 takes a look at current issues of interest to pension scheme investors. Click here to read more.

2017 funding statement – TPR gets tough - 16 May 2017

TPR published this year’s annual funding statement on 15 May 2017. While primarily aimed at those carrying out valuations with effective dates in the period 22 September 2016 to 21 September 2017, it is relevant to all DB pension scheme trustees and employers. Click here to read more.

Defined benefit pension schemes: security and sustainability – Sackers’ response to DWP consultation - 15 May 2017

The DWP Green Paper on private sector DB pensions, “Security and sustainability in DB schemes”, sets out evidence about key challenges facing DB schemes and considers feedback from commentators. Click here to read more.

Consultation on the third PPF Levy Triennium –2018/19 – Sackers’ response to consultation - 15 May 2017

The PPF is consulting on how it intends to develop the PPF levy for the next three year period, or triennium, which starts in 2018/19. Click here to read more.

7 Days - 15 May 2017

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 - 8 May 2017

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 or visit the Knowledge Section on the Sackers website.

Sackers Ask the Expert Columns

Ask the Expert 35 - June 2017

Adeline Chapman discusses: 'Transferring legacy scheme benefits to a DB master trust - key considerations

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Ask the Expert 34 - March 2017

 

Arshad Khan discusses: 'Recovery of overpayments - a complex area which has just got more complicated

 

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Ask the Expert 33 - December 2016 

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

 

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Ask the Expert 32 - September 2016

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

 

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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?'

    

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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?'

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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?

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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?'

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Ask the Expert 26 - February 2015

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

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Sackers PMI TV Webcasts

Claire Carey, a Partner at Sackers, talks about the Government's
Green Paper and what's in it for DB. She discusses increasing pension schemes, superfunds, the pension protection fund and what trustees who have a DB scheme could do now. To view full webcast click here

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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
   

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