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Pensions360

Our Pensions360 approach covers our broad cross-practice capability to
deliver the full spectrum of legal advice to pension clients. Client focussed,
innovative and practical: we have one of the leading pension law teams in the UK.

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Pensions360

Pensions clients need legal advice across a much wider range of issues than just pure ‘pension’ matters. 
Our Pensions360 approach gives pension clients access to a comprehensive range of legal services.

UK Pensions Planner

Our Pensions Planner gives a comprehensive overview of legal developments in the previous 12 months and expected future changes.

Training & Events
4 December 2020 Recent developments in pensions

*Please note that the date has changed from 5 November to 4 December* 

Our webinar aimed at trustees and sponsors of occupational pension schemes and their advisers. Speakers from the Hogan Lovells pension team will review legal developments over the past few months and will explain the practical implications for pension schemes.

To register for the event, please click here

Publications & News
21 September 2020 Pensions Alerter September 2020

We are delighted to send you our latest pensions newsletter and to invite you to our next pensions webinar, on 7 October 2020 at 10 - 11am, which will cover:

  • Investment changes, including climate change and DC value for members
  • The latest on GMP equalisation
  • What schemes should know about Brexit; and
  • Recent Pensions Ombudsman determinations 

For more details and to register please click here

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21 September 2020 Pension scheme investment: overview of the 2019/2020 changes

Pension scheme investment and governance have been occupying policymakers and regulators both in the UK and in Europe.  Pension trustees are faced with a challenging array of new requirements, recommendations, statements of good practice and consultation proposals coming from a wide range of sources.

This note, originally issued in September 2019, explains the new obligations on pension scheme trustees in relation to:

  • Setting objectives for investment consultants
  • Compulsory tendering for fiduciary managers
  • Changes to the statement of investment principles (SIP)
  • Changes to the annual report
  • Requirements to publish certain information on a website
  • Notifying members of information available on a website.

We have updated this note to take account of developments over the past year, in particular the delays to certain regulations and guidance following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trustees should note in particular the obligation to report compliance with the investment objectives and fiduciary management requirements to the Competition and Markets Authority by 6 January 2021, unless DWP regulations are brought into force before this date.

We will cover the government's August 2020 proposals on climate-change risk, and the recent consultation paper on improving outcomes for DC members, in separate notes.

This note is aimed at trustees of occupational pension schemes.  However, advisers and employers may find the information useful. 

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18 June 2020 DB pension Superfunds are go!

The Pensions Regulator has issued guidance for supervising the commercial consolidation of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes into Superfunds.  Consolidation into "Superfunds" may be an attractive option for employers wishing to discharge their pension obligations where the cost of a traditional buy out with an insurance company is beyond reach. After transfer to a Superfund the link with the employer will be severed.  At the same time, a Superfund is expected to provide a robust level of security for members' benefits.

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