Pensions Round-Up: May 2017

Pensions Round-Up UK Series

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 May 2017, including the following:

The Pensions Regulator: the publication of the Regulator's 2017 annual funding statement together with a document setting out a summary of the key messages in the statement.

Automatic enrolment: a reminder about the duties for new businesses which start up from October 2017; and the Regulator's latest quarterly compliance and enforcement bulletin.

Case law: an update on some upcoming cases; and a High Court judgment concerning a case in which a scheme employer challenged the trustees' 2011 decision to amend the scheme rules to introduce a power to grant discretionary increases and a 2013 decision to grant an increase.

Public service pension schemes: the results of the Regulator's latest governance and administration survey in relation to public service pension schemes.

Other news: an announcement from the Association of British Insurers about an interim phase of the pensions dashboard project; and an update from the FCA about the review of Independent Governance Committees.

On the Horizon: a timeline of some of the key future developments in pensions to help employers and trustees plan ahead.