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Pensions

Pensions

A Seat At The Table?

Pension scheme trustees will get a more prominent role in listed company takeovers following changes to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (“the Takeover Code”) which come into effect on 20 May 2013.

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Burness admin

Budget Statement – No Real Surprises On Pensions

Sarah Phillips

George Osborne delivered his 2013 Budget in a statement yesterday.  There were few changes affecting pensions and, thankfully, no big surprises. 

  • The start of the flat rate state pension has been brought forward a year from 2017 to 2016.

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LChalmers

Auto-enrolment: 10 Key Questions

Sarah Phillips

We held a “lunch & learn” session for over 100 clients in our Aberdeen office last week.  The aim of the session was to introduce our highly regarded pensions team to the Aberdeen market and to highlight the “10 Key Questions” that companies need to be asking themselves as they prepare for pensions auto-enrolment.

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LChalmers

When Equality = Discrimination

Liam Young

A great advantage of written law is the certainty it provides. However, a great disadvantage is that the literal interpretation of written law can result in practices that would seem absurd to those who drafted it. In the recent case of Walker v Innospec Limited and others the Employment Tribunal (ET) attempted to deal with one such absurdity.

The law

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 (which came into force on 5 December 2005) enabled same sex partners to enter into registered civil partnerships.

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LChalmers