London (PRWEB) October 14, 2009
Allen & Overy's market-leading pensions team today launches pensionstalk.co.uk, a blog dedicated to legal and practice developments in the UK pensions industry.
With the recent closure of numerous high-profile defined benefit pension schemes and auto-enrolment looming in 2012, the pensions industry today faces the most fundamental changes seen in a generation. Designed for plan sponsors, trustees and pension providers, and hosted by A&O's pensions lawyers, the blog is an industry forum to share and discuss experience based on A&O's wide-ranging practice across the sector.
Users also have the opportunity to register for detailed legal bulletins and factual information on significant industry developments, such as auto-enrolment.
Commenting on the launch of Pensions Talk, pensions partner, Maria Stimpson said: "The pensions landscape is shifting. Auto-enrolment alone will bring huge change to the sector. The Department for Work and Pensions estimates that over one million employers in the private sector currently offer lower contributions than are required under auto-enrolment, or no pension provision at all. We hope a standalone forum dedicated to legal and practice developments in the sector will offer an ideal platform to discuss, question and inform the pensions debate."
Visit http://www.pensionstalk.co.uk to read the following posts:
'Pensions lawyers blogging? Whatever next?' - Maria Stimpson
'What you really don't want to know about your custodian' - Neil Bowden
'Who's in charge?' - Däna Burstow
For further information, please contact Derek Gilmour, derek.gilmour (at) allenovery (dot) com, on +44 (0)20 3088 2116.