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Trustees should review their scheme rules without delay to check whether Protected Rights Rules are hard-coded, whether any action has been taken to remove these Rules and if not, pass a resolution before 6 April 2018 to remove them now.
The High Court concludes proposed switch from RPI to CPI is not valid on the basis that RPI has not " become inappropriate" as a measure of increase.
Following a consultation in March 2017, the Pensions Regulator has published policy documents setting out its revised description of who it considers to be a professional trustee and how it will use its power to impose monetary penalties.
The Pensions Regulator has confirmed the new questions regarding data that will be included in the Scheme Return for both Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) pension schemes in 2018. Are your scheme records in good enough shape?
The High Court has ruled that the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) scheme for resolving disputes does not constitute "arbitration" meaning that losing financial services providers cannot appeal a FOS decision on the basis that it is wrong in law.
We have put together a guide to highlight the key changes, and how you can ensure you are prepared for the new regulations.