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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
5 November 2020 Recent developments in pensions

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
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.

14 May 2020 Pensions and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: what employers and trustees should know

The government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has thrown a lifeline to many employers and to their employees who might otherwise have lost their jobs in the current Covid-19 crisis.  For employers taking advantage of the CJRS (and the trustees of an employer's pension scheme), the scheme gives rise to several pensions-related issues, in particular:

  • how pension contributions should be calculated;
  • dealing with salary sacrifice arrangements;
  • reducing contributions to the auto-enrolment minimum;
  • auto-enrolment duties in respect of furloughed employees;
  • the impact on benefits from open defined benefit (DB) schemes;
  • the position of furloughed trustees; and
  • life assurance benefits.

Our attached note sets out our current understanding of how these issues may be addressed, based on the recently issued Direction from HM Treasury and updated guidance from HMRC and the Pensions Regulator. 

9 April 2020 tPR guidance for employers: auto-enrolment and pension contributions

The Pensions Regulator has published guidance on how it expects pension contributions to be paid during the current pandemic and, in particular, in respect of employees on furloughed leave. 

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