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The brave new world of master trusts and pension scheme consolidation

15 Jun 2018
A new regulatory framework relating to master trusts, intended to strengthen the governance requirements and improve the protection of members' benefits under such arrangements, will come into force later this year. In this article we take a closer look at the detail of the new regime and consider what further developments may follow as the idea of consolidation continues to evolve.

Plumber wins workers' rights in Supreme Court decision

14 Jun 2018
The Supreme Court has yesterday (13 June) handed down its decision in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held that Mr Smith - a plumber - was a worker and could therefore bring various employment claims against Pimlico Plumbers Ltd (the Company).