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 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 34The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at two recent cases in which the Courts considered the scope of a power to change a scheme’s indexation measure and the operation of a pension increase underpin arising as a result of a defective rule amendment.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 33The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the EU General Data Protection Regulation that comes into force in May 2018, its implications for UK occupational pension schemes, and what schemes should be doing in order to comply with it.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 32The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the Green Paper on security and sustainability in DB pension schemes that was published recently by the Government and, in particular, the potential changes to the DB pension system considered in the paper.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 29The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the Government’s recently published consultation on a proposed method by which it believes schemes could convert GMPs into ordinary scheme benefits and simultaneously satisfy any duties they may have to treat men and women equally in relation to GMPs built up from 17 May 1990 onwards.

 

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 28The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the issue of recovery of VAT charged on services provided to occupational pension schemes following the recent publication of a further HMRC brief on the topic.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 27The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at some recent High Court cases involving occupational pension schemes. The cases cover topics including bulk transfers without member consent, rectification, and the formalities to be observed when exercising a principal employer substitution power.

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