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New and Recently Amended documents

This document summarises details of materials:
  • recently added to Perspective; and
  • currently on Perspective which have changed significantly (indicated by italics);
Parliamentary answers and questions are not included in the list. Minor changes to documents are also excluded.

New and Recently Amended Documents

1 December 2020
27 November 2020
25 November 2020
24 November 2020
23 November 2020
20 November 2020
19 November 2020
18 November 2020
17 November 2020
16 November 2020
13 November 2020
12 November 2020
10 November 2020
6 November 2020
5 November 2020
4 November 2020
3 November 2020
2 November 2020
30 October 2020
28 October 2020
26 October 2020
23 October 2020
  • Pendragon:  – Spotlight on Pensions: A Guide to Pensions Practice [spotlight] Update includes new material on Guidance on Compliance with Trustee Investment Disclosure Duties; Impact Investing; Prospective Climate Change Compliance Timelines; Women's SPA Challenge; TPR Codes Consolidation; Development of CDC; and PPF Benefit Sufficiency.
22 October 2020
21 October 2020
19 October 2020
16 October 2020
14 October 2020
13 October 2020
8 October 2020
7 October 2020
6 October 2020
5 October 2020
1 October 2020
30 September 2020
29 September 2020
25 September 2020
24 September 2020
23 September 2020
22 September 2020
21 September 2020
18 September 2020
17 September 2020
16 September 2020
  • 2019 ChSpeed v Teachers Pensions [Ill-health pension - Depression - Obligation to apply for pension - Obligation to provide evidence of ill-health - Burden of proof]
15 September 2020
14 September 2020
11 September 2020
10 September 2020
  • 2020 USAMarks v Trader Joe's Company [Administration - Whether duty to tender every three years - Whether costs excessive - Absence of evidence - Evidence - Burden of proof]
9 September 2020
  • 2020 AusWareham v Marsella [Benefits - Death benefits - Nomination letters - Trustee discretion - Whether exercise of discretion was genuine - Conflict of interest - Dismissal of trustees]
8 September 2020
7 September 2020
4 September 2020
3 September 2020
2 September 2020
1 September 2020
  • HM Revenue & Customs: Newsletters (Pension Schemes Newsletters) August 2020  – Pension Schemes Newsletter 123 [psn123]
  • 2020 USAThondukolam v Corteva [Plan sponsor corporate merger and reconstruction - Whether removal of original covenant was breach of plan documentation - Whether breach of fiduciary obligation to members]
28 August 2020
  • PO-17973  – Mr A [PO-17973] Determinations from May 2020 can be found under "The Pensions Ombudsman" in the Table of Documents
  • HM Revenue & Customs: HMRC Tax Manuals IHTM17000  – Inheritance Tax Manual [ihtm] Updated to include Supreme Court decision in HMRC v Parry (new pages IHTM17108 and IHTM17308)
27 August 2020
26 August 2020
25 August 2020
21 August 2020
20 August 2020
  • 2020 SCHMRC v Parry and Others (Staveley) The information in this document is taken from supremecourt.uk, the PBLR version of this judgment will be made available shortly
  • 2020 QBRail Franchising Litigation (Stagecoach) [Public procurement - Requirement to accept open-ended liability for accrued pension liabilities of franchise - Whether reasonable - The case of the reasonably well-informed and normally diligent (RWIND) tenderer]
18 August 2020
17 August 2020
14 August 2020
13 August 2020
12 August 2020
7 August 2020
6 August 2020
  • 2020 QBHughes v Pension Protection Fund [Insolvency - Compensation - Early retirement - Whether cap on level of compensation amounts to discrimination - Whether discrimination is reasonable - Whether objectively justifiable]
4 August 2020
3 August 2020
30 July 2020
29 July 2020
27 July 2020
24 July 2020
23 July 2020
22 July 2020
20 July 2020
17 July 2020
16 July 2020
14 July 2020
13 July 2020
10 July 2020
  • 2020 ChAdams v Options SIPP UK [Self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) - Investments - Advice - Unregulated advice - Whether execution-only SIPP administrator obliged to give advice]
  • 2020 UTHMRC v Sippchoice [Investments - Taxation - Small self-invested personal pension (SIPP) - Whether contributions could be made in-specie - Whether HMRC guidance is enforceable by taxpayer]
  • Pension Protection Fund: Guidance - Factors (Commutation, Compensation Cap, Early Retirement, Late Retirement and Step-down)  – Compensation Cap Factors The PPF factors have been updated for retirements effective from 1 October 2020. These documents can be found under "Guidance - Factors (Commutation, Compensation Cap, Early Retirement, Late Retirement and Step-down)" in the Table of Documents.
8 July 2020
  • CMS: po-info Summaries of Key Determinations PO-17639  – Onus on Trustees to Act Where They Knew Member Was Terminally Ill Further Summaries of Key Determinations provided by CMS. These documents can be found under "The Pensions Ombudsman (Determinations & Materials) - The Pensions Ombudsman (Miscellaneous Publications) - CMS po-info Summaries of Key Determinations" in the Table of Documents
3 July 2020
2 July 2020
1 July 2020
30 June 2020
29 June 2020
26 June 2020
25 June 2020
24 June 2020
23 June 2020
22 June 2020
19 June 2020
18 June 2020
17 June 2020
16 June 2020
12 June 2020
  • 2020 USALeighton v Delta Air Lines [Damages - Personal injury damages - Workers' compensation - Whether pension to be reduced by value of compensation - Benefits - Fiduciary duties of employer - Whether decision made to save employer's funds rather than comply with rules]
  • 2020 USAUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Centre v CBIZ [Advice - Actuaries - Actuarial advice - Whether actuaries made critical errors when calculating liabilities - Mergers and acquisitions - Purchase costs distorted by actuarial valuation]
  • 2020 ChWilson v McNamara [Insolvency - Bankruptcy - Self-invested personal pension - Ireland - Equal treatment - Discrimination - European Union - Whether protection for the self-employed should be equivalent to that of employed persons under EU provisions - Whether insolvency protection of pension benefits under domestic legislation operates cross-border]
11 June 2020
9 June 2020
8 June 2020
5 June 2020
  • Firefighters' Pensions England Scheme Advisory Board: FPS Bulletins No 33  – FPS Bulletin 33 - May 2020 [fpsbull33]
  • 2020 UTHMRC v Bella Figura [Tax - Small-self administered scheme - Loan to connected company - Charge to tax - Unauthorised payments charge - Scheme sanctions charge - Appeal]
4 June 2020
3 June 2020
2 June 2020
1 June 2020
28 May 2020
26 May 2020
22 May 2020
21 May 2020
20 May 2020
19 May 2020
18 May 2020
15 May 2020
14 May 2020
13 May 2020
12 May 2020
11 May 2020
7 May 2020
6 May 2020
5 May 2020
4 May 2020
1 May 2020
30 April 2020
29 April 2020
27 April 2020
24 April 2020
23 April 2020
21 April 2020
20 April 2020
17 April 2020
16 April 2020
15 April 2020
14 April 2020
7 April 2020
6 April 2020
3 April 2020
31 March 2020
  • PO-19898  – Mrs E [PO-19898] Determinations from December 2019 can be found under "The Pensions Ombudsman" in the Table of Documents
  • HM Revenue & Customs: Newsletters (Pension Schemes Newsletters) March 2020  – Pension Schemes Newsletter 118 [psn118]
30 March 2020
27 March 2020
26 March 2020
  • Coronavirus Act 2020 [ca20] This document is in the process of being edited. Only selected provisions of this Act have been included in this document.
  • House of Commons (October 2014 onwards): Written Statements 25 March 2020  – Pensions Update (25 March 2020)
25 March 2020
24 March 2020
23 March 2020
19 March 2020
18 March 2020
17 March 2020
16 March 2020
13 March 2020
12 March 2020
11 March 2020
10 March 2020
9 March 2020
6 March 2020
5 March 2020
4 March 2020
3 March 2020
2 March 2020
29 February 2020
28 February 2020
26 February 2020
25 February 2020
21 February 2020
19 February 2020
18 February 2020
13 February 2020
11 February 2020
10 February 2020
  • 2019 USAAriana M v Humana Health Plan of Texas [Health benefits - Insurance policy - Discretion of insurer - Coverage denied - Whether exercise of discretion was abuse - Legal fees - Whether recoverable when claim was rejected]
  • 2019 CanAustin v Bell Canada [Benefits - Indexation - Construction - Oxford comma - Whether Oxford comma applies - Importance of punctuation - Whether legally induced comma]
7 February 2020
6 February 2020
  • 2019 SCMiller v Ministry of Justice [Discrimination - Equal treatment - Judges - Whether part-timers discriminated against - Whether distinction between salaried and fee-paid judges]
  • 2019 ChSharp v Blank (HBOS) [Investments - Shareholdings - Security class actions - Directors' liability - Whether personal liability - Whether failure to disclose information to shareholders would have affected outcome]
5 February 2020
  • 2019 ChToone v Ross [Employee benefit trust - Liquidation of plan sponsor - Payments to directors - Whether payments to employee benefits trusts are regarded as payment of dividends - Whether unlawful]
4 February 2020
3 February 2020
31 January 2020
30 January 2020
  • Barnett Waddingham: Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting  – 31 December 2019
29 January 2020
23 January 2020
22 January 2020
  • 2019 ChBlatchford Ltd v Blatchford [Documentation - Amendment - Whether mistake in drafting - Rectification - Test for rectification - Indexation - Conflict between provisions of rules - Whether court can accept lower interpretation]
  • 2019 FTT (Tax)Hughes v HMRC [Taxation - Unauthorised member payment - Loan to member - Whether associated - Registered pension scheme - Charge - Surcharge]
  • 2019 ChSanderson v NHS Business Services Authority [NHS pension scheme - Survivor's benefits - Widower's benefits - Part-time employee - Whether a scheme contributor when not working - Whether full or deferred benefits payable - Whether death during pensionable employment]
  • 2019 FTT (Tax)West v HMRC [Tax - Unauthorised payment - Unauthorised payment charge - Whether tribunal has discretion to disallow the charge]
21 January 2020
20 January 2020
17 January 2020
16 January 2020
15 January 2020
14 January 2020
13 January 2020
  • 2019 ChFinancial Conduct Authority v Avacade [Pensions liberation - Regulation - Procedure - Disclosure - Whether adequate disclosure - Duty of regulator to disclose - Adequate disclosure - Regulator's personal computers]
  • 2019 ECJSafeway v Newton [Equal treatment - Discrimination - 'Barber window' - Whether equalisation of benefits takes effect from the date of announcement to members or from the date of execution of deed where the deed contains retrospective powers]
9 January 2020
  • PO-27661  – Mrs N [PO-27661]
  • PO-24270  – Ms I [PO-24270] Determinations from October 2019 can be found under "The Pensions Ombudsman" in the Table of Documents
6 January 2020
3 January 2020
2 January 2020
26 December 2019
24 December 2019
23 December 2019
20 December 2019
  • 2019 ECJPensions-Sicherungs-Verein VVaG v Gunther Bauer [Reference for a preliminary ruling - Social policy - Protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer - Directive 2008/94/EC - Article 8 - Supplementary pension schemes - Protection of entitlement to old-age benefits - Minimum guaranteed level of protection - Former employer's obligation to offset a reduction in an occupational old-age pension - External pension institution - Direct effect]
17 December 2019
10 December 2019
9 December 2019
4 December 2019
  • PO-26866  – Mr L [PO-26866] Determinations from September 2019 can be found under "The Pensions Ombudsman" in the Table of Documents
  • Firefighters' Pensions England Scheme Advisory Board: FPS Bulletins No 26  – FPS Bulletin 26 - November 2019 [fpsbull26]
  • 2019 Ct SessCunningham v Pensions Ombudsman [Self-invested personal pension - Investments - Complain to Pensions Ombudsman - Procedure - Time limits for appeals - Whether grounds for simple appeal or need for judicial review]
3 December 2019
  • 2019 ChDowne v Universities Superannuation Scheme [Early retirement - Termination of employment - Whether redundancy - Whether entitlement to unreduced early retirement pension - Appeal from Pensions Ombudsman]
  • 2019 FTT (Tax)Omar v HMRC [Taxation - Contributions - Tax deductability - Salary sacrifice - Discovery assessments - Penalties - Whether fair - Whether taxpayer careless in filing returns]
  • 2019 ChTenconi v James Hay Partnership [Investments - Self-administered scheme - Self-invested personal pension plan - Instructions to invest not executed within time - Whether loss - Whether liability by plan manager]
  • 2019 FTT (Tax)Turner v HMRC [Investments - Self-invested personal pensions - Taxation - Loans - Whether involved unauthorised payment - Whether unauthorised payments charge - Whether unauthorised payments surcharge]
2 December 2019
28 November 2019
27 November 2019
  • PO-17634  – Mr I [PO-17634] Determinations from August 2019 can be found under "The Pensions Ombudsman" in the Table of Documents
  • HM Revenue & Customs: Newsletters (Pension Schemes Newsletters) November 2019  – Pension Schemes Newsletter 115 [psn115]
25 November 2019
22 November 2019
15 November 2019
12 November 2019
8 November 2019
7 November 2019
5 November 2019
1 November 2019
31 October 2019
29 October 2019
28 October 2019
25 October 2019
24 October 2019
23 October 2019
22 October 2019
  • 2002 CAMatthews v Ministry of Defence [Procedure - Military service - Injuries suffered during military service - Whether state can preclude claims in tort being made against it - Sovereign immunity - Human rights]
17 October 2019
16 October 2019
  • Pension Schemes Bill 2019/20 [HL Bill 5] (15 October 2019) Bill as introduced in the House of Lords [HL Bill 5]. Please note that the Bill is still in the process of being edited. Updated versions will be added to Perspective over the course of the next few days.
  • PO-22843  – Mr E [PO-22843] Determinations from July 2019 can be found under "The Pensions Ombudsman" in the Table of Documents
14 October 2019
  • 2019 FTT (Tax)Clark v HMRC [Benefits - Surrender of benefits - Surrender of pension - Taxation - Settlement agreement - Employer-financed retirement benefit scheme (EFRBS)]
10 October 2019
  • The Pensions Regulator: Guidance - Other Guidance and Documents  – Cross-border Schemes: Guidance in the Event of a No-deal Brexit
  • 2019 USABanks v Northern Trust [Litigation - Trustees - Class action - Whether class actions permitted against trustees - United States]
  • 2019 AusDawson v Dawson [Small self-administered pension plan - Trustees - Appointment of replacement trustee - Whether valid - Whether attorney can act as trustee - Australia]
  • 2019 USADawson v Steager [Small self-administered pension plan - Trustees - Appointment of replacement trustee - Whether valid - Whether attorney can act as trustee - Australia]
8 October 2019
7 October 2019
  • Firefighters' Pensions England Scheme Advisory Board: FPS Bulletins No 24  – FPS Bulletin 24 - September 2019 [fpsbull24]
  • 2017 CCCArif v Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration Litigation - Group litigation - Self-invested personal pensions - Appropriate court - Whether a group litigation order is appropriate where every claim will need to be considered on its merits]
  • 2019 UTChappell v The Pensions Regulator [Contributions - Warning notice - Failure of plan sponsor - Whether abandonment - The Pensions Regulator - Failure to respond - Whether respondent should have extension of time - Procedure]
4 October 2019
2 October 2019
  • The Pensions Regulator: Guidance - Regulatory Guidance  – DB Investment Updated September 2019 to reflect changes arising from The Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment and Disclosure) (Amendment) Regulations 2018. Please note that these changes are still in the process of being edited.
27 September 2019
26 September 2019
25 September 2019
  • The Pensions Regulator: Guidance - Other Guidance and Documents  – Record-keeping
20 September 2019
19 September 2019
  • Spotlight on Pensions Bulletin: LeGrand View September 2019  – Taxing Times
18 September 2019
16 September 2019
13 September 2019
12 September 2019
11 September 2019
  • 2019 FTT (General Regulatory Chamber)EC2 Master v The Pensions Regulator [The Pensions Regulator - Chairman's statement - Breach of requirement - Penalty - Whether appropriate - Quantum of penalty]
  • 2019 EATEngel v Ministry of Justice [Discrimination - Equal treatment - Part-time workers - Judges - Comparators - Suitable comparators - Membership of judicial pension scheme]
10 September 2019
9 September 2019
  • 2019 CALangford v Secretary of State for Defence [Benefits - Survivor - Partner - Cohabiting partner - Whether exclusion of partner married to someone else is permissible - Discrimination - Human rights - Public sector schemes]
6 September 2019
5 September 2019
4 September 2019
3 September 2019
  • Local Government Association: TPS Bulletins Bulletin 64  – TPS Bulletin 64 - August 2019 [tpsbull064] We are pleased to announce that the Teachers' Pensions Bulletins are now available on Perspective.
30 August 2019
29 August 2019
28 August 2019
  • Government Actuary's Department: LGPS (E&W) Guidance 28 June 2019  – Late Retirement
23 August 2019
21 August 2019
19 August 2019
15 August 2019
14 August 2019
  • 2018 USAJander v International Business Machines [Investments - Investment in employer's stock - Whether fiduciary obligation to avoid such stock where trustees aware of factors affecting value of stock]
  • 2019 USAMuri v National Indemnity Company [Investments - Pooled funds - Whether prudent investment - Defined contribution plan - Absence of investment plan - Whether absence of plan indicates imprudence]
9 August 2019
8 August 2019
  • Local Government Pensions Committee: LGPC Bulletin 187  – LGPC Bulletin - July 2019 [lgpcbull187]
  • House of Commons: Investment (Investment Consultants Market) HC 1476  – Pension Costs and Transparency - Twenty-Ninth Report of Session 2017-19
  • 2019 QBCarter v Chelmsford Crown Court [Benefits - Discrimination - Equal treatment - Survivor's pension - Whether post-retirement spouses can be excluded from benefit - Contingent claims - Whether correct procedure is a claim for declaratory relief or a judicial review - Procedure]
  • 2018 ETTomos v Institute and Faculty of Actuaries [Actuaries - Qualification - Equal treatment - Discrimination on grounds of nationality - Whether discrimination in jurisdiction of qualifying state - Time limits for complaint]
  • 2019 ChVannin Capital PCC v RBoS Shareholders Action Group [Disputes - Class actions - Securities class action - Evidence - Post settlement arrangements - Litigation funding - Whether pension fund complainant must disclose evidence -Disclosure]
  • The Pensions Regulator: Guidance - Code-related Guidance No 13  – Communicating and Reporting Updated to reflect amendments to legislation regarding the provision of information about pooled funds and the bringing together of Pension Wise, the Pensions Advisory Service and the Money Advice Service into the Money and Pensions Service.
  • The Pensions Regulator: Guidance - Code-related Guidance No 13  – Value for Members Updated to reflect the fact that an industry led body: The Cost Transparency Initiative, has produced standardised templates.
7 August 2019
  • 2018 UTDepartment of Work and Pensions v Goulding [State pension credit - Social security - Whether account to be taken of notional personal pension not drawn - Income drawdown plan - Whether to be taken into account - Whether payments from income drawdown are capital or income]
6 August 2019
31 July 2019
29 July 2019
26 July 2019
25 July 2019
  • Spotlight on Pensions Bulletin: LeGrand View July 2019  – Climates Changing Earlier editions can be found under "Commentary" in the Table of Documents
24 July 2019
23 July 2019
18 July 2019
16 July 2019
15 July 2019
  • Firefighters' Pensions England Scheme Advisory Board: FPS Bulletins No 21  – FPS Bulletin 21 - June 2019 [fpsbull21]
  • 2019 ETDavda v Institute and Faculty of Actuaries [Actuaries - Qualifications - Discrimination - Whether UK students can be prohibited from taking foreign equivalent examinations - Whether race discrimination - Whether indirect race discrimination]
  • 2019 ChPS Independent Trustees v China Shipping [Multi-employer scheme - Insolvency of one of the sponsors - Employer debt - Whether non-segregated scheme can be treated as segregated scheme - Whether joint liability]
  • 2019 ChSheffield v Kier Group [Disputes - Pensions Ombudsman - Jurisdiction - Extent of jurisdiction - Costs awarded by Pensions Ombudsman]
12 July 2019
8 July 2019
5 July 2019
4 July 2019
1 July 2019
28 June 2019
27 June 2019
25 June 2019
  • 2019 JerStates Employment Board v Fire and Rescue Service Association [Pensionable salary - Non-pensionable lump sums - Employment - Introduction of new pension scheme - Amendment of scheme from final salary to career average revalued earnings (CARE) scheme - Industrial dispute - Dispute - Dispute resolution arrangements - Whether dispute about pensions amounts to a collective employment dispute - Whether despite between members and employer or members and the government - Procedure]
18 June 2019
17 June 2019
14 June 2019
  • Firefighters' Pensions England Scheme Advisory Board: FPS Bulletins No 20  – FPS Bulletin 20 - May 2019 [fpsbull20]
  • 2019 UTFE v SSWP (RP) [Australia - State benefits - Whether service abroad counts for accrual for a UK state pension - New state pension (NSP)]
13 June 2019
12 June 2019
10 June 2019
7 June 2019
6 June 2019
  • 2019 UTKirby v HMRC [Income tax - Closure notices - Whether interest received on bank and building society accounts beneficially owned - Whether liability to tax for pensions receivable affected by private agreement to share the pensions]
  • 2019 UTTroudt v Oracle Corporation [Investment - Class action - Fiduciary obligations of asset manager - Limitation - Fees - Whether excessive fees - Whether fees can increase with funds under management]
  • 2019 UTVive-Kananda v The Pensions Regulator [Regulatory breaches - Failure to commission actuarial valuations - Trustees relying on intermediary adviser - Penalties - Fines - Level of fines - Whether mitigating factors]
  • 2019 UTWainwright v Commissioner of Taxation [Tax - Australia - Self-administered scheme - Use of funds for personal purposes - Tax consequences]
4 June 2019
  • HM Revenue & Customs: HMRC Countdown Bulletins (ending of contracting-out) Issue 45  – Countdown Bulletin (May 2019)
  • HM Revenue & Customs: Newsletters (Pension Schemes Newsletters) May 2019  – Pension Schemes Newsletter 110 [psn110]
  • 2019 CADeakin v Secretary of State for Defence [Service pensions - Military pensions - Survivor's pension - War widow's pension - Remarriage - Death of second husband - Whether pension to be restored - Whether payable from date of entitlement or date of claim]
  • 2019 ChKeyMed v Hillman (Olympus) [Directors' benefits - Establishment of plan - Whether conflict of duty to directors and sponsor - Whether breach of duty to sponsor employer - Whether a trustee of an employee pension scheme, when acting in that capacity, owes duties to the sponsoring company]
28 May 2019
24 May 2019
20 May 2019
10 May 2019
8 May 2019
3 May 2019
1 May 2019
30 April 2019
  • HM Revenue & Customs: Newsletters (Pension Schemes Newsletters) April 2019  – Pension Schemes Newsletter 109 [psn109]
  • 2019 IreF v M [Divorce - Pensions Adjustment Order - Review of order where there has been a change in circumstances - Whether right to appeal]
  • 2019 CanSparks v Holland [Benefits - Disability benefits - Franking - Whether disability benefits deductible from damages for motor accident - Damages - Legislation - Purposive interpretation]
  • 2019 USAWilcox v Georgetown University [Fiduciary duty - Management of plan - Whether fees were excessive - Duty to monitor fees and administration - Whether fiduciaries guarantee performance of investments in defined contribution systems - Necessity to demonstrate loss - Whether members have legal standing]
29 April 2019
26 April 2019
25 April 2019
24 April 2019
17 April 2019
16 April 2019
12 April 2019
10 April 2019
  • 2019 ChBriggs v Alexander Clay [Procedure - Litigation - Tripartite litigation - Without prejudice communications - Whether disclosure compellable]
9 April 2019
  • 2019 UTBurns v Financial Conduct Authority [Regulation - Penalties - Whether out of time - Pension fund investments - Self-invested pensions - Whether time-barred - Whether reasonable - Independent financial adviser (IFA) - Transfer of investments of self-invested personal pensions (SIPPS) - Standards of regulation]
  • 2019 ChCapita Pension Trustees v Sedgwick Financial Services [Litigation -Third parties - Liability of lawyers for advice on equal treatment - Procedure]
5 April 2019
2 April 2019
1 April 2019
28 March 2019
27 March 2019
25 March 2019
21 March 2019
20 March 2019
14 March 2019
13 March 2019
12 March 2019
8 March 2019
6 March 2019
  • 2018 CAThe Lord Chancellor v McCloud (Judges and Firefighters) [Discrimination - Equal treatment - Age discrimination - Sex discrimination - Race discrimination - Objective justification - Constitutional breach - Whether breach of Bill of Rights to reduce judicial pensions - Reduction of benefits]
5 March 2019
4 March 2019
28 February 2019
11 February 2019
8 February 2019
7 February 2019
  • 2018 FTT (Tax)Hymanson v HMRC [Tax - Annual allowance - Lifetime allowance - Fixed protection - Contributions paid by mistake - Certificate of fixed protection revoked by HMRC - Whether revocation was reasonable - Rectification - Recission]
  • 2018 FTT (Tax)Townley v HMRC [Taxation - Tax relief on pension contributions - Tax relief on pensions accumulations - Lifetime allowance - Whether taxpayer notified HMRC of intention to fix lifetime allowance - Whether notice must be given in prescribed form - Application by HMRC to strike out]
5 February 2019
4 February 2019
30 January 2019
29 January 2019
  • 2018 AusBullivant v Australian Meat Industry Superannuation [Benefits - Death benefits - Discretionary beneficiaries - Whether discretion properly exercised by trustee]
  • 2018 AusFolmer v VicSuper [Benefits - Disability benefits - Total and permanent disability (TPD) - Whether disability benefits insured - Evidence - Right of trustee to rely on insurer's conclusions]
  • 2018 CanProulx v Attorney General of Canada [Transfers - Buy back - Delay in buy back - Whether price can be adjusted where delay by receiving scheme - Whether delay justifiable - Judicial review]
23 January 2019
22 January 2019
18 January 2019
15 January 2019
11 January 2019
10 January 2019
  • 2018 QBR (on the application of Harvey) v Haringey London Borough [Co-habitation - Survivor's pension - Whether refusal to pay a survivor's pension to a cohabitee amounted to discrimination - Discrimination - Judicial review - Local government pension scheme]
  • 2018 UTSalih v The Pensions Regulator [The Pensions Regulator - Regulation - Determination Notice - Prohibition on being trustee - Whether right to privacy before final determination]
9 January 2019
  • 2018 FTT (Tax)McCashin v HMRC [Tax - Income tax - Transfer to overseas scheme - Whether unauthorised payment - Self-invested personal pension - SIPP]
8 January 2019
  • 2018 QBBerkeley Burke SIPP Administration v Financial Ombudsman Service [Self-invested personal pensions (SIPPS) - Investments - Pension freedoms - Whether member can direct investments - Whether SIPP provider must conduct due diligence in addition to that of an independent financial adviser - Whether requirement to carry out due diligence - Whether there must be consistency in ombudsman decisions]
7 January 2019
  • 2018 CAEvans v South Wales Police [Benefits - Disability pension - Whether police disability should be reduced by equivalent social security benefits when they become payable]
20 December 2018
18 December 2018
12 December 2018
5 December 2018
  • 2018 USAManhattan Ford Lincoln v UAW Local 259 Pension Fund [Multi-employer plan - Group plan - Withdrawal of plan sponsor - Employer contributions - Whether withdrawal liability was actuarially justifiable - Appropriate discount rates - Whether 'risk-free' rate is appropriate]
  • 2018 USAPension Benefit Guaranty Corporation v Findlay Industries [Funding - Underfunding - Deficit - Liability to government insurer - Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - Debt due to insurer - Successor liability - Whether successor trust is liable - Single-employer plans]
4 December 2018
  • XPS Pensions: Briefing Note 2018 No. 15  – DC Governance: Under an Ever-Brighter Spotlight
  • 2018 AusAmaca v Latz [Industrial injury - Reduced life expectancy - Damages - Whether damages should include pension expectations during lost years]
  • 2018 USAWengert v Rajendran [Dependent's benefits - Death during the course of divorce proceedings - Conflict of state and federal law]
3 December 2018
  • 2018 USAChendes v Xerox HR Solutions [Administration - Defined contribution plans - Default investments - Whether payment by a default investment engine to an administrator is improper - Whether fiduciary breach]
  • 2018 USAPearce v Chrysler Group LLC Pension Plan [Benefits - Summary plan description - Plan document provisions differ from summary plan description - Whether terms form basis for a claim]
  • 2018 USASacerdote v New York University [Fees - Whether administrators' fees excessive - Extent of duty of fiduciary to minimise fees]
29 November 2018
28 November 2018
26 November 2018
23 November 2018
  • 2018 ChCaribonum Pension Trustee v Pelikan Hardcopy Production [Funding - Guarantee by sponsor - Pension Protection Fund levy guarantee - Whether notice by way of a legal opinion can limit extent of guarantee]
  • 2013 ECJDKV Belgium v Association belge des consommateurs Test-Achats [Health insurance - Premiums - Indexation to medical costs - Whether increase in rates imposed by provider contravenes cross-border services requirement of European Union law]
  • 2018 ECJEuropean Commission v Belgium [Citizens of non-EU states - Single permit directive - Cross-border social security rights - Whether Member State can impose requirements additional to the Directive]
  • 2018 ECJInstituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS) v Crespo Rey [Migrant workers - Contribution periods to social security arrangements - Period of employment in Switzerland - Whether domestic pension should be reduced to take account of periods of employment in Switzerland - Voluntary additional contributions]
  • 2018 SCMcLaughlin [Equal treatment - Survivor's benefits - Social security - Discrimination - Widowed Parent's Allowance - Whether restricted to married and civil partners only - Human rights]
22 November 2018
21 November 2018
19 November 2018
  • 2018 FTT (Tax)Gordon v HMRC [Taxation - Unauthorised payments charges - Unauthorised payments surcharges - Qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes (QROPS) - Whether transfer from registered scheme to unregistered scheme gave rise to assessments]
13 November 2018
  • 2018 UTBurns v Financial Conduct Authority [Advice - Transfers from workplace pension schemes - Transfers to self-invested personal pension plans - Whether advice was suitable - Regulatory fines - Regulatory disbarment - Whether penalties were reasonable]
8 November 2018
  • 2018 SCBarnardo's v Buckinghamshire and Others [Retail Prices Index - Consumer Prices Index - Indexation of benefits - Substitution of index - Whether trustees empowered to change index by which benefits were calculated]
  • 2018 FTT (Tax)Crossfield v HMRC [Taxation - Small schemes - Loans from scheme to plan sponsor - Investments - Whether loans were in breach of HMRC requirements - Unauthorised payments]
  • 2018 ECJO'Brien v Ministry of Justice [Reference for a preliminary ruling - Social policy - Directive 97/81/EC - Framework Agreement on part-time work concluded by UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC - Clause 4 - Principle of non-discrimination - Part-time workers - Retirement pension - Calculation of the amount of the pension - Account taken of years of service completed before expiry of the period for transposition of Directive 97/81/EC - Immediate application to the future effects of a situation which arose under the old law]
  • 2018 ChStewart v NHS Business Services Authority [Benefits - Injury allowance - Whether illness contracted whilst on professional conference arose as a consequence of his employment]
6 November 2018
5 November 2018
  • Barnett Waddingham: Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting  – 30 September 2018
2 November 2018
1 November 2018
31 October 2018
26 October 2018
25 October 2018
24 October 2018
2 October 2018
28 September 2018
27 September 2018
  • 2015 FTT (Tax)J&A Young (Leicester) v HMRC [Taxation - Scheme sanction charges - Investment - Property investment - Residential property investment - Whether investment property taxable - Small self-administered scheme (SASS) - Investment regulated pension scheme]
26 September 2018
21 September 2018
18 September 2018
17 September 2018
13 September 2018
6 September 2018
4 September 2018
  • 2018 ChG4S Trustees v G4S [Benefits - Funding - Scheme closure - Liabilities - Multi-employer scheme - Scheme closed to new members - Pensionable service - s75 liabilities - Whether the existence of the final salary link meant that the employed deferred members were or were not in 'pensionable service' as statutorily defined - Procedure - Part 8 application]
31 August 2018
30 August 2018
24 August 2018
23 August 2018
21 August 2018
20 August 2018
17 August 2018
16 August 2018
  • 2018 USAChamber of Commerce of the United States of America v United States Department of Labor [Investments - Fiduciary - The Fiduciary Rule - Whether investment managers subject to fiduciary rule - Whether constitutional - Whether subject to overriding legislation]
  • 2018 POMs Y [Divorce - Pension sharing - Duty of trustees to implement pensions sharing order - Small self-administered scheme - Whether illiquid investment abrogated duty to implement sharing]
10 August 2018
  • 2018 FTT (Tax)Bayonet Ventures v HMRC [Investments - Self-administered pension scheme - Loans - Limited liability partnership - Whether a loan was an authorised investment - Taxation - Scheme sanction charge - Scheme administrator]
  • 2017 AusMao v AMP Superannuation [Mental incapacity - Legal incapacity - Pensions provider - Whether appropriate to appoint manager for pension benefits only]
9 August 2018
  • 2018 CABritish Airways v Airways Pension Scheme Trustee [Benefits - Inflation protection - Index used - Change of index from retail prices index to consumer prices index - Trustee discretion to augment benefits - Extent of use of discretion - Whether trustees had right to use discretion to reverse impact of change of index - Whether the trustees had validly exercised the power of amendment contained the trust deed when they conferred on themselves a power to review and at their discretion increase the annual rate of pension payable under the scheme beyond what would otherwise be permitted under the rules]
  • 2018 USAMcGlynn v State of California [Benefits - Judges - Constitutional law - Reduction of benefits for incoming judges - Whether reduction applies at time when elected or when took office]
8 August 2018
3 August 2018
  • 2018 AusSharma v LGSS [Benefits - Long-term disability cover - Insured protection through occupational plan - Whether duty of member (rather than fund or plan) to disclose - Optional elements of a group policy]
1 August 2018
31 July 2018
27 July 2018
26 July 2018
  • 2018 ChBurgess v BIC UK [Benefits - Increases - Whether validly granted - Reasons for increases - Whether valid - Overpayments]