Category: UK Pensions Law

Richard Goldstein, a partner in Mayer Brown’s London office and a member of the Pensions practice, discusses timely and relevant topics in the pensions industry. Just 10-15 minutes long, the series provides a quick and easy way to stay on top of the current issues in pensions law.

The podcasts are an overview of the law. How the law will apply in any particular case will depend on the individual circumstances. Listeners should seek legal advice if any of the matters discussed are relevant to a specific issue or concern. CPD may be available.

UK Pensions Law

Episode 44The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the recent decision in the Box Clever case in which the Upper Tribunal held that it was reasonable for the Pensions Regulator to issue financial support directions in connection with the failure of a joint venture.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 38The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at some recent developments, including updates on HMRC’s position on employer recovery of VAT on pension scheme services and the VAT treatment of fund management services provided by insurers, proposed new charges and investment disclosure requirements for DC schemes, and proposed new rules for DC bulk transfers without consent.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 37The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at a number of recent developments in the pensions industry, including a new Finance Bill, measures to tackle pension scams, a further HMRC brief on VAT on pension fund management services, and the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Safeway case.

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Episode 36The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at two recent cases in which the Court of Appeal considered issues arising in relation to changes made by employers to the pension schemes – the IBM case which concerned the employer’s duty of good faith and the BBC case which concerned pensionable pay caps.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 35The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the recent British Airways case in which the High Court held that the trustees of the Airways Pension Scheme validly exercised the Scheme’s amendment power to introduce a trustee power to pay discretionary pension increases, and that the trustees’ subsequent exercise of that power was valid.

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