Article Tag: Pension Schemes

Can Pension Benefits Be Included In Settlement Agreements?

The Pensions Ombudsman (PO) recently made a decision, during an appeal, on a settlement agreement that included pension benefits. The agreement promised to increase a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) member’s pension and to allow payment of full pension in the future from the member’s 55th birthday. In this case, an appeal was made by an… Read more »

Employment tribunal fees to increase for certain claims

The Courts and Tribunals Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2014 will come into force on 6 April 2014. The main effect of the order is to reclassify certain claims as “Type B” claims, thus attracting higher fees. The purpose of this legislation is to rectify a mistake in the original legislation where the claims were originally… Read more »

Pensions auto-enrolment for employers is here

New laws that came into force on 30 June 2012 will eventually require all UK employers to automatically enrol eligible workers into a pension scheme and make mandatory minimum contributions on their behalf. The reforms are being implemented gradually starting on 1 October 2012, and although many employers will not become subject to the new… Read more »