BT reaches deal with Ofcom to legally separate Openreach – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in competition, news, pensions, telecommunications, transfer of undertakings by sally

‘BT has finally reached an agreement with Ofcom to legally separate Openreach, which controls the UK’s broadband infrastructure.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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Gay man in fight for equal pension rights for husband ‘confident’ of Supreme Court win – Daily Telegraph

‘A gay man fighting to win his husband the same pension rights a wife would enjoy in a heterosexual relationship described feeling “confident” as he began the final round of his legal battle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2017

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Gay man takes fight for equal pension rights for his husband to Supreme Court – Daily Telegraph

‘A gay man fighting to win his husband the same pension rights a wife would enjoy if he was in a heterosexual relationship takes his case to the UK’s highest court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th March 2017

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Dominic Chappell to fight legal action forcing him to pay BHS pensions – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2017 in company directors, enforcement, news, pensions by sally

‘Dominic Chappell, the last owner of BHS, has pledged to fight legal action by the Pensions Regulator designed to force him to pay millions of pounds into the failed retailer’s pension scheme, saying the black hole in the scheme was not his fault.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

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New government guidelines will end the practice of boomerang bosses – Home Office

Posted February 21st, 2017 in consultations, emergency services, employment, fire services, news, pensions, retirement by sally

‘New government guidelines will stop senior fire officers from being re-employed in the same or similar roles after they have retired.’

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Home Office, 21st February 2017

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Judges ready to jump ship over declining pay and conditions – Litigation Futures

Posted February 10th, 2017 in judiciary, news, pensions, remuneration, retirement, statistics by tracey

‘Research has shown widespread disaffection among the judiciary with working conditions, including findings that almost half of High Court judges would quit the bench early if possible.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th February 2017

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Unmarried woman wins pension battle – BBC News

‘A woman whose long-term partner died has won a legal battle that is likely to improve the pension rights of unmarried couples in the public sector.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2017

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Thank you, Lady Hale, for shifting the supreme court’s view on marriage – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2017 in appeals, cohabitation, married persons, news, pensions, women by sally

‘Protecting the financial rights of unmarried parents will matter not just to women but to the one in three children born to parents who aren’t married.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2017

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Unmarried woman wins pension battle – BBC News

‘A woman who lost her long-term partner has won a legal battle that is likely to improve the pension rights of unmarried couples in the public sector.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2017

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Dishonouring a Spiv – 4 KBW

Posted January 27th, 2017 in news, peerages & dignities, pensions by sally

‘The calls for Sir Philip Green to have his knighthood removed have been made strongly by both the press and by MPs – with Dennis Skinner referring to him pithily as a ‘billionaire spiv’. The former BHS owner has been subjected to strong criticism following the difficulties now being faced with respect to the retailers’ pension provisions. Sir Philip Green is said to have profited at BHS and its workers’ expense.’

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4 KBW, 3rd January 2017

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Former banker ordered to hand over foreign pension income to ex-wife in landmark divorce ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2017 in divorce, financial provision, news, pensions by sally

‘former banker who blew his fortune on spread-betting was yesterday ordered to hand over income from a foreign pension to his ex-wife, in what lawyers said was a landmark ruling stopping divorcing spouses concealing assets offshore.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2017

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The Law Commission Report: Enforcement of Family Financial Orders – Enforcement or Variation? – Family Law Week

‘Joseph Rainer, barrister, Queen Elizabeth Building, analyses the implications of the Law Commission’s report Enforcement of Family Financial Orders.’

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Family Law Week, 19th January 2017

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Judicial pension scheme changes discriminated against younger judges, tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 20th, 2017 in age discrimination, judiciary, news, pensions by sally

‘Changes to the judicial pension scheme (JPS) in 2015 discriminated against younger judges, an employment tribunal in London has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th January 2017

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Judges win pensions discrimination claim against MoJ – The Guardian

‘More than 200 judges whose pension entitlements were cut significantly have won their claims for age, sex and race discrimination against the Ministry of Justice.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2017

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Finance and Divorce Update, December 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Sue Brookes, Senior Associate for Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd December 2016

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Younger judges take government to court over pension cuts – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, judges, judiciary, news, pensions by sally

‘The government has demonstrated a “signal breach of faith” in cutting the pensions of recently appointed judges, an employment tribunal has been told.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2016

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MPs’ corporate governance inquiry: what are the key issues? – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2016 in inquiries, news, pensions, remuneration by tracey

‘Parliament launches a series of hearings on reforming British boardrooms on Tuesday, as MPs pledge to ensure Theresa May fulfils her promise to clean up big business.

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The Guardian, 14th November 2016

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See you in court: judges prepare to sue lord chancellor – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Ministry of Justice has refused to comment ahead of a potentially embarrassing case in which serving judges will sue the lord chancellor over their pension arrangements.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th November 2016

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The BHS Scandal – the law unwrapped – Employment Blog

Posted November 8th, 2016 in company directors, dividends, news, pensions, reports, select committees by sally

‘The collapse of BHS into administration left 11,000 employees facing an uncertain future and 20,000 current and future pensioners facing substantial cuts to their entitlements. According to the Work and Pensions Select Committee, BHS encapsulates many of its ongoing concerns about the regulatory and cultural framework in which business operates, including the ethics of business behaviour, the governance of private companies, the balance between risk and reward, mergers and acquisitions practices, the governance and regulation of workplace pension schemes, and the sustainability of defined benefit pensions.’

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Employment Blog, 7th November 2016

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Sir Philip Green in firing line as Pensions Regulator begins enforcement action over BHS’s £571m pension deficit – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 3rd, 2016 in enforcement notices, news, parliament, pensions by tracey

‘The Pensions Regulator has begun enforcement action against a number of parties including Sir Philip Green after failing to reach a deal to plug BHS’s £571m pension deficit. In a dramatic development, the regulator, which has been in talks with Sir Philip and his Taveta group of companies over the retailer’s pension fund since BHS collapsed in late April, issued a warning notice to the Top Shop entrepreneur setting out why it believes he is liable to support the scheme.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2016

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