Quarterly briefing – September 2017


The Sackers Quarterly Briefing Q3 2017 (PDF, 1.2 MB) highlights significant developments in pensions, covering key areas such as pensions reform, regulatory developments, new legislation and cases.

Current Legal Agenda

DB Schemes

  • TPR gets tough on funding
  • DWP examines auto-enrolment in practice
  • Safeguarded benefits and the advice requirement
  • DB discussion paper

DC Schemes

  • New restrictions on charges and commissions
  • Governance
  • Master trusts

Retirement savings reforms

  • Pensions dashboard
  • Pensions in the gig economy
  • The Professional Trustee Standards Working Group


  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • HM Treasury
  • Pension Protection Fund
  • The Pensions Regulator


  • Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeal