Changes to pension schemes discriminated against younger members

Two recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decisions highlight how pension scheme changes can put younger employees at a disadvantage and be discriminatory on the grounds of age.   Background When an employer makes changes to employees’ pension benefits it is… Read on

£42,000 auto-enrolment penalty

The Pensions Regulator has recently raised a £42,000 penalty for failure to comply with the auto-enrolment rules. The company in questions is Johnsons Shoe Company, and the excuse that it was “too busy” to comply with the auto-enrolment rules did… Read on

The duty of good faith – how far can it go?

Could an employer be legally bound by a broad statement that they would make no further changes to their pension scheme, even though this was not written into a contract? Yes, where this leads to a reasonable expectation on the… Read on

New pension rules in force

A new government scheme under which employees must be automatically enrolled in a pension scheme was launched on 1 October. Under the scheme, employers must provide access to a pension scheme for workers who are over 22 and earning more… Read on