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UK: Pensions Update

2 February 2017

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of the UK: Pensions Update.

In this edition we focus on some key contracting-out developments (including the new proposed methodology for GMP equalisation); the Select Committee's report recommending stronger defined benefit scheme regulation and recent developments involving the Pensions Regulator. In this edition we also cover:

  • The successful discrimination claims relating to the Judicial Pension Scheme;
  • A recent case concerning gig-economy workers;
  • Developing data protection issues;
  • The Regulator's views on 21st Century trusteeship;
  • A number of key legislative developments (including the LISA, IORP II, EMIR, the Pension Schemes Bill and the Finance Bill); and
  • Recent Government consultations and reviews, covering matter such as defined contribution bulk transfers, the establishment of a new guidance body, pension scams and auto-enrolment.

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