Gary Crockford

About Gary Crockford

Gary Crockford is a barrister and manages the UK Knowledge Resource Centre. He provides guidance and support to colleagues and clients, enabling them to understand changes in legislation and regulatory practice, with a focus on workplace pensions. He is also a Trustee of the Company’s closed defined benefit occupational pension scheme.

The Pensions Regulator’s Monetary Penalties Policy

Volume 2017 | Issue 59
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The Pensions Regulator has updated its monetary penalties policy which explains how the Regulator will generally use its

By |Aug 18, 2017|FYI Alert, UK, Wealth|
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    The Pensions Regulator’s Professional Trustee Description Policy

The Pensions Regulator’s Professional Trustee Description Policy

Volume 2017 | Issue 58
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The Pensions Regulator has revised its definition of a professional trustee. It now defines a “professional trustee” as

By |Aug 18, 2017|FYI Alert, UK, Wealth|

Last Waltz for IBM Challenge

Volume 2017 | Issue 57
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The Court of Appeal, in the case of IBM Holdings v Dalgleish, has ruled that an employer may

By |Aug 9, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|
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    Government Action to Tackle Early Exit Charges and Member-Borne Commission

Government Action to Tackle Early Exit Charges and Member-Borne Commission

Volume 2017 | Issue 56
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The charges that are applied to member’s money purchase pension savings – often implicitly – have been subject

By |Aug 8, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

Automatic Enrolment Contribution Rates

Volume 2017 | Issue 52
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Employers must ensure that their pension schemes meet the minimum contribution requirements in order to be a qualifying

By |Aug 1, 2017|FYI Alert, UK, Wealth|

The DWP Publishes its Review of State Pension Age

Volume 2017 | Issue 50
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The DWP has published the final report of its review into the State Pension age (SPA), proposing a

By |Jul 21, 2017|FYI, UK|

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

Volume 2017 | Issue 49
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The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have direct effect in all European Union Member States from

Equal Pension Rights for Same-Sex Couples

Volume 2017 | Issue 47
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A landmark Supreme Court ruling extends same-sex survivors’ pension benefits to pre 2005 accrual.

The unanimous judgment will benefit

By |Jul 17, 2017|FYI, FYI Alert, UK, Wealth|
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    Corporate Trustees and the Persons with Significant Control (PSC) Requirements

Corporate Trustees and the Persons with Significant Control (PSC) Requirements

Volume 2017 | Issue 44
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Since 6 April 2016, corporate trustees (like most UK limited companies and LLPs) have had to keep a

By |Jul 10, 2017|FYI Alert, UK, Wealth|
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    The Pensions Regulator’s Latest Analysis of Pension Schemes Currently Undertaking Valuations

The Pensions Regulator’s Latest Analysis of Pension Schemes Currently Undertaking Valuations

Volume 2017 | Issue 41
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In order to provide further context to its latest annual funding statement, the Regulator has published its analysis

By |Jun 28, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

Welfare and Pensions Following the General Election

Volume 2017 | Issue 37
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With the Conservatives forecast to end up with 318 seats, eight short of the 326 needed to command

By |Jun 9, 2017|Career, FYI, FYI Alert, UK, Wealth|

The Pensions Regulator’s 2017 Annual Funding Statement

Volume 2017 | Issue 35
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The Pensions Regulator has published this year’s annual funding statement, giving its views on the current scheme funding

By |May 24, 2017|FYI, Publication, UK, Wealth|

Master Trust Regulation

Volume 2017 | Issue 32
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The Pension Schemes Act 2017 (the 2017 Act) introduces greater regulation of master trusts.

The introduction of automatic enrolment,

By |May 10, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

Record Keeping – Time for Trustees to Act

Volume 2017 | Issue 31
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The Pensions Regulator places great importance on good governance and administration, and ensuring trustees comply with their basic

By |May 9, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

The General Election Causes Last Minute Pension Changes

Volume 2017 | Issue 26
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The government’s decision to call a snap General Election for June 2017 has led to the Finance Bill

By |Apr 28, 2017|FYI Alert, UK|
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    The Pensions Regulator Consults on its Monetary Penalties Policy and on the Definition of Professional Trustee

The Pensions Regulator Consults on its Monetary Penalties Policy and on the Definition of Professional Trustee

Volume 2017 | Issue 24
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The Pensions Regulator is consulting on its fining policy in relation to trustees who have breached their duties.

By |Apr 13, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

Further Detail on the Pensions Advice Allowance

Volume 2017 | Issue 23
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The government has introduced a pensions advice allowance, from 6 April 2017, for members of defined contribution pension

By |Apr 13, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

Money Purchase Annual Allowance Reduces to £4,000

Volume 2017 | Issue 19
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The government recently published its consultation response on reducing the money purchase annual allowance (MPAA) with effect from

By |Mar 29, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

Protect Your Members From Scammers

Volume 2017 | Issue 16
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The pensions industry has been facing problems due to criminals scamming scheme members out of their pension savings for years.

By |Mar 23, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

Revised Rates for the General Levy

Volume 2017 | Issue 13
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The DWP has confirmed the rates of the General Levy on occupational and personal pension schemes for 2017/18

By |Mar 10, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|

How can defined benefit pension schemes be made more secure and sustainable?

Volume 2017 | Issue 10
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Sponsors and trustees of defined benefit pension schemes have been facing problems for a number of years, with

By |Mar 10, 2017|FYI, FYI Alert, UK, Wealth|

Spring Budget 2017

Volume 2017 | Issue 09
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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his first, and the last, Spring Budget. In a departure

Proposals to Tackle the Threat of Pension Scams

Volume 2017 | Issue 03
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The DWP and HM Treasury have issued a joint consultation on the options for combatting pension

By |Jan 17, 2017|FYI, UK, Wealth|