In This Issue:

- Automatic Enrolment

- The Pensions Regulator

- Pension Protection Fund

- Case Law Update


- Other News

- On The Horizon

- Excerpt from Introduction:

Welcome to DLA Piper’s Pensions News publication in which we report on recent developments in pensions legislation, guidance and case law, as well as keeping you up to speed on what to look out for in the coming months.

This edition brings you the developments from August 2013 including the following.

- Automatic enrolment: the results of research completed by the DWP about opt out rates; the Regulator’s latest research looking at employers’ awareness, understanding and activity relating to the reforms; and guidance from the Regulator to help employers select a good quality scheme for automatic enrolment.

- Pensions Regulator: guidance for employers who want to be more involved in running the schemes they provide (for example, by the use of a management committee); and the latest annual survey results of industry perception of the Regulator.

- PPF: an update on levy invoicing and the latest round-up Bulletin.

- Case law: a summary judgment granting rectification of a scheme’s rules which in error contained a clause granting higher than intended benefits to certain deferred members.

- HMRC: publication of forms and guidance on fixed protection 2014.

- Other news: an update about the work of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Association of British Insurers on annuities.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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