Employment and pensions

Q1 2023 UK Pensions Action Plan

Published on 9th Nov 2022

The action plan is a summary of changes and proposals in UK pensions law and regulation over the last quarter, which employers and trustees need to respond to now or in the coming year

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We have released our Q1 2023 Pensions Action Plan. Topics addressed in this edition include:

  • the 10 December 2022 deadline for trustees to complete a review of the strategic objectives they set for their investment consultant and a change to the way that trustees report compliance with the requirements to set strategic objectives for investment consultants and to run a competitive tender for certain fiduciary management appointments;
  • an important judgment for trustees who are trying to address past underpayments or overpayments of benefits;
  • template wording that trustees can use to make sure that their contract with their scheme administrators covers what will happen should the trustees decide to move to another administrator; 
  • new expectations for statements of investment principles and implementation statements;
  • a reminder of the need for all benefit statements issued on or after 1 October 2022 by defined contribution (DC) schemes used for automatic enrolment to comply with new "simpler annual benefit statement" standards;
  • the latest on pensions dashboards; 
  • the latest on pension scams; and 
  • important changes on the horizon for the trustees of DC schemes and sections.

To receive your copy of the Action Plan, please ask your usual Osborne Clarke contact.


* This article is current as of the date of its publication and does not necessarily reflect the present state of the law or relevant regulation.

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