Pensions Law

Pensions is already one of the most complex and technical areas of the law. And with new legislation, the advent of auto-enrolment and a move towards defined contribution schemes, it’s about to become even more challenging.

LexisPSL Pensions guides you through the complex web of pensions legislation and case law and helps you keep up with the latest changes.

Our concise practice notes give you an expert view in a few pages – with clear explanations of the legal principles, practical tips from specialists with first-hand experience and direct links to all of the key legislation, cases, guidance and commentary you need (including Pensions Ombudsman Determinations, the Registered Pension Schemes Manual and extracts from Tolley’s Pensions Law Service).

News alerts and updates also make it easy for you to see what’s on the horizon.

Easy to use and navigate, LexisPSL Pensions helps you with the ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ of pensions law, freeing up more time for valuable client work.

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Auto-enrolment—the transitional period for DB and hybrid schemes [Archived]ARCHIVED. This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.As...
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19th May
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Pension bulk transfers—beginners’ guideThis guide is primarily aimed at trainees, newly qualified lawyers and other persons who are new to or...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Personal pension schemes—central role in private pensions sectorPersonal pension schemes, in their various forms, play a central and important role in...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Enhanced protectionTHIS PRACTICE NOTE RELATES TO REGISTERED PENSION SCHEMESThe lifetime allowanceWhile there is no limit on the total amount of...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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The Electricity Supply Pension SchemeThe Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (‘ESPS’) is a trust-based scheme established by the Electricity Council by...
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Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland 19th May
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Bridging pensionsThis Practice Note contains references to case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Broadly, EU judgments handed down...
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Produced in partnership with Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Normal minimum pension age and protected pension ageCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: For the period from 1 March 2020 to 1 November 2020, HMRC granted...
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19th May
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Corporate trustees—articles of association of a pension trustee companyTHIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO TRUST-BASED OCCUPATIONAL PENSION...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Ridler of Hill Dickinson 19th May
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Investment management agreements—trustee considerationsThe management of assets belonging to another person on a discretionary basis is a 'regulated...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Scott of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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The pre A-day pensions tax regimeThe pensions tax regime under the Finance Act 2004 came into effect on 6 April 2006, otherwise known as A-day. The...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Smith, Georgina Wardrop and Angela Sharma of Taylor Wessing LLP 19th May
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The Pension Protection Fund—compensationCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: As a result of coronavirus, the PPF decided to make certain changes to its...
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19th May
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How to deal with Beckmann liabilities on a business saleTHIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RELATION TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMESThis Practice Note...
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Produced in partnership with Ginevra Gatrell of gunnercooke LLP 19th May
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Serious ill-health lump sum paymentsWhen is a serious ill-health lump sum payable?Under the Finance Act 2004 (FA 2004), Sch 29, para 4, a scheme...
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19th May
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Pensions Ombudsman determination trackerThe entries in this tracker are organised by topic, alphabetically. These topics are listed in the Table of...
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19th May
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Auto-enrolment—certification of DC schemesCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: On 9 April 2020 the Pensions Regulator (TPR) published ‘Automatic enrolment...
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19th May
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Anti-frankingThe conceptIt used to be the case that contracted-out salary-related (COSR) schemes could revalue a deferred member's guaranteed minimum...
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Produced in partnership with Peter White 19th May

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What information do you have on setting up a trust corporation?Trust corporationA trust corporation is a company which is given special status under...
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13th Jul
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13th Jul
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13th Jul
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12th Jul
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12th Jul
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Lexis®PSL Pensions CalendarCases to be heardThe cases listed below are expected to be heard on the below dates.DateCaseCourt Further information27...
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9th Jul
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How are Contribution Notices and Financial Support Directions treated under the priority order of payments in insolvency?The implications of...
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Produced in partnership with Raquel Agnello QC of Erskine Chambers and Thomas Robinson of Wilberforce Chambers 9th Jul
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What happens to a pension scheme on a company’s insolvency?This Practice Note considers the effect of a company’s insolvency on an occupational...
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Produced in partnership with Thomas Robinson of Wilberforce Chambers 9th Jul
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Environmental social governance—the investment marketBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Clare of Anthesis 8th Jul
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8th Jul
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Trustee duty to assess value for members on chargesCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Pensions Regulator (TPR)...
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8th Jul
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8th Jul
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Charge cap on the default arrangements of DC qualifying schemesCORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Pensions...
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7th Jul
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Verification of documents and informationCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by procedural...
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7th Jul
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EMIR—essentialsIn each section of this Practice Note, links are given to the relevant provisions of EU and/or UK legislation, as applicable, and...
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