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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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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 

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 34 - March 2017


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



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?



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?’


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

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

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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