Blackstones Guide to the Pensions Act 2004

Paperback | January 6, 2005

EditorMartin Jenkins, Martin Poore

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published within weeks of the Act, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.The Pensions Act 2004 is the most substantial change to pension law and practice since the Pensions Act 1995. The new provisions provide a statutory framework for the government's proposals for pension reform, and form part of a wider package of measures for restructuring the basis of state andprivate pension provision. The new Act also sweeps away and replaces large portions of the existing regulatory regime for pensions.The Act comes into force in stages from April 2005 and introduces many important changes to pensions regulation, including: new scheme specific funding requirements; a new pensions regulator armed with wide powers to protect members' interests; and the introduction of a pension protection fund tomeet certain benefits in the event of scheme failure. Together with the government's tax simplification proposals, contained in the Finance Act 2004, the Act will radically alter the conditions under which UK occupational pension schemes (and defined benefit schemes in particular) operate.This practical Guide puts the provisions of the Act into context, and provides a clear and concise explanation of the impact of the changes introduced. The Guide contains a full analysis and explanation of the legislation plus a copy of the Act. It is an invaluable resource for practitioners,employers and trustees in the field.

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published within weeks of the Act, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key ...

Martin Jenkins (Editor) is a Partner in the pension team at Dickinson Dees Law Firm. He is secretary (formerly chairman) of the Northern Counties Group of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers (APL) and an adviser for the Pensions Advisory Service (OPAS). He regularly contribu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.24 inPublished:January 6, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199281904

ISBN - 13:9780199281909

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Nigel Waterson MP, Shadow Minister for Pensions1. Introduction2. The Pensions Regulator3. The Pension Protection Fund4. Fraud Compensation5. Gathering Information6. Reviews, Appeals, and Maladministration7. Scheme Funding8. Financial Planning for Retirement9. Miscellaneous Provisions10. Financial Assistance Scheme11. Cross Border Activities within the European Union12. State PensionsAPPENDIX 1 - Pensions Act 2004APPENDIX 2 - Useful AddressesAPPENDIX 3 - Useful Web References

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`About two-thirds of this volume consists of the whole text of PeA 2004: one must be grateful that the commentary is no only shorter than the statute but much clearer. The table of contentsis helpfully laid to make its topics instantly apparent...This is good value.'New Law Journal