The Trustee has posted today its response to employers following the 2nd employer debt consultation. The response includes the next steps, the process to calculate employer debts and expected timescales. Please get in touch with the administration team if you have any questions or comments.
DWP has published its White Paper on protecting defined benefit pension schemes. The government doesn’t intend to make any changes to the employer debt provisions for multi-employer pension schemes because: if it made changes to help the Plumbing Pensions Scheme it would apply to all 1000 last man standing multi-employer schemes; it is not willing…Details
The government has released the final regulations for the new Deferred Debt Arrangement easement that comes into effect from 6 April 2018. In essence the easement allows an employer to exit the Scheme and defer the section 75 employer debt that would have otherwise been triggered. Employers who use this easement will remain responsible for…Details
A second consultation about calculating section 75 employer debts has begun. The consultation will run to 30 April 2018. There are employer information sessions in Belfast on 12th of March, Edinburgh on 14th of March and Manchester on 16th of March. If you wish to attend an event, you must register in advance here. Check…Details
As noted in the previous update, the Trustee has received Scottish Counsel’s opinion and plans to run a second consultation with employers on a revised calculation methodology. The consultation will commence in February and will run for 10 weeks ending on 30th April. The Trustee will consider consultation responses and may incorporate further changes into…Details