In this edition we discuss:

  • Pensions Regulator statement on scheme funding – business as usual?
  • CPI switch made simpler
  • Abolition of protected rights – amending scheme rules
  • Transfers of GMPs and section 9(2B) rights: rules are relaxed
  • Age discrimination – is cost a justification?
  • Fixed protection – HMRC changes its mind
  • Budget 2012 – changes to tax treatment of asset-backed pension contributions
  • The Pensions Regulator issues another FSD
  • EU pensions reforms and Solvency II
  • FATCA – relief at last for UK schemes?
  • Upcoming Pensions Group events at Mayer Brown
  • Dates and deadlines
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