UK - The European Court of Justice has set a date for what is potentially a landmark ruling on tax harmonisation.
The verdict on whether a German national named Danner can claim tax-relief from the Finnish government for a Germany-based pension contributions, is due out on October 3.
Linklaters & Alliance head of litigation practice Mark Blyth said: “If this ruling comes down in favour of Danner, it will be a major step toward creating a system of tax harmonisation for pension schemes across Europe.”
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers