British Airways (BA) took advantage of "accidental" drafting of the rules surrounding a £250m contingent payment in a bid to block discretionary increases for the Airways Pension Scheme (APS), a trustee has told the High Court.
Employer-nominated trustee (ENT) Alan Buchanan said payment of the £250m - promised to APS in the 2009 triennial valuation negotiations - required both APS and New Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS) to formally...
The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) strengthened powers under the Pension Schemes Bill could lead to a revival of its clearance process, according to advisers and lawyers.
The long-debated Pension Schemes Bill has received parliamentary approval, guaranteeing its place on the statute book.
Some £20.1bn of defined benefit (DB) pensions were advised to transfer between 2018 and 2020, while £10.2bn were recommended not to transfer, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) data reveals.
Pension trustees will have much more involvement in business discussions and corporates will need to think more about pensions when the watchdog’s increased powers come into force, LCP says.
Mediation has been under-utilised historically as a means of dispute resolution in this area. Mark Blyth and Geoff Egerton think this is going to change.