Pensions Round-Up: December 2016

Pensions Round-Up UK Series

Pensions Alert (UK)

Welcome to the latest edition of Pensions Round-Up which provides an overview of developments in pension legislation, case law and regulatory guidance.

In this edition we look at key developments from December 2016 including the following.

The Pensions Regulator

The Regulator's response to its Discussion Paper on 21st century trusteeship and governance; and the publication of a quick guide to integrated risk management.

Pension Protection Fund

The publication of the Provisional Determination for the 2017/18 levy and the Purple Book 2016.

Department for Work and Pensions

A consultation on a package of measures aimed at tackling three different areas of pension scams; announcements about the automatic enrolment earnings thresholds for 2017/18 and a review of automatic enrolment; and a call for evidence about how the provisions on the bulk transfer of DC pensions without member consent could be improved.

Legislation

The publication of draft clauses for the Finance Bill and a consultation about regulations to change the conditions to be an overseas pension scheme and a recognised overseas pension scheme.

Work and Pensions Committee

The publication of a report about the Committee's inquiry on DB pension schemes.

Other news

HMRC's latest Countdown Bulletin in relation to the end of contracting-out and its latest pension schemes newsletter.

On the Horizon

A timeline of some of the key future developments in pensions to help employers and trustees plan ahead.

To read more on these topics, view the December 2016 edition of Pensions Round-Up.