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You remember some days more than others….

On 17th May 1990, the European Court of Justice handed down its judgement in the celebrated case of Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange. Mr Barber had been dismissed at age 52 and awarded a ...

Playing pensions politics

On 6 April 2006, a new pensions tax regime came into force introduced by the then Labour government. ‘A -day’ created a single framework to replace the eight different regimes which had ...

It’s always about investment

In March 2020 the Pensions Regulator published guidance to pension trustees about the conflict in Ukraine. Noting that schemes were adopting a range of responses, from writing down the value of ...

Back to the future?

By February 2018, all employers had to comply with the auto-enrolment requirements of the Pensions Act 2008. The objective was to increase the number of employees who were accumulating workplace ...

Kingfisher PLC collection now available!

Our Kingfisher PLC collection is now available for you to research and visit. The Pensions Archive Trust has a new collection ready for viewing at London Metropolitan Archives – the Kingfisher ...

Pensions wealth

The value of pension rights only seeped into public consciousness towards the end of the last century. The personal finance columns of popular newspapers began to highlight the importance of ...

Inefficient women…

Pensions tend to loom in the public consciousness if expectations are disappointed, legal or regulatory constraints misunderstood, or because there is not enough money. All featured when ...

Pensions: reflecting and driving changes in the world of work

On 1st October 2011, after a transitional period, the Default Retirement Age of 65 was finally abolished. Employers could no longer compel employees to retire at 65 without objective ...

Complexity has consequences… Who knew?

In September 2005, a significant change took place. An employer leaving a final salary group scheme would now have to meet its share of any scheme deficit on a full buy out basis rather than the ...

The day the Defined Benefit pension scheme died?

On this day 25 years ago, 2 July 1997, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown MP, delivered the budget which has been accused of dealing a death blow to defined benefit pension schemes in ...

Unravelling the web.

How the Maxwell Pensioners Trust tackled the Challenge: A Trustee’s perspective 30 years on. On 3 November 2021, the Pensions Archive Trust, in association with the London Metropolitan ...

Unravelling the Web

On 3 November 2021, the Pensions Archive Trust, in association with the London Metropolitan Archive, hosted a talk by Dame Jane Newell, the last surviving Trustee and Chair of the Maxwell ...