Biggest shake-up of UK pensions for decades

15 February 2021

When the Pension Schemes Bill received Royal Assent on 11 February, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) hailed the new Act as a landmark moment for UK pensions.

Views sought on changes to the NHS Pension Scheme regulations

1 February 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is consulting on proposals to change NHS Pension Scheme regulations. Full details of the consultation, together with a copy of the draft National Health Service Pension Schemes and Injury Benefits (Amendment) Regulations 2021, can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changes-to-the-nhs-pension-scheme-regulations.

Pension ruling “a disaster” for women born in the 1950s

15 September 2020

The Court of Appeal judgment in the case of The Queen (oao Delve and Glynn) (Appellants) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Respondent) has been described by a leading trade union as a disaster for women born in the 1950s.

Thousands not receiving their legal employer pension contributions

9 September 2020

Almost one in 20 workers are being “under-enrolled” in company pension schemes by receiving less than the minimum legal contributions, or no contributions at all, with under-enrolment particularly acute among agency staff and minimum-wage workers.

Changes to local government pension scheme

8 September 2020

In May 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) launched a consultation seeking views on policy proposals to amend the rules of the local government pension scheme in England and Wales.