Active, Deferred or Pensioner?

If you are a member of an occupational pension scheme providing defined benefits then, when you generate your data collection letters, you need to ensure that you send the correct letter. An active member is a member who continues to build up pension benefits in the scheme. You will still be employed by the employer […]

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Benefits of you collecting your pension data?

The main reason Collins Pension Actuaries asks parties to gather pension information is that ultimately it is a quicker means of obtaining a Report. The Provision of Information Regulations governing what pension information should be supplied in a divorce case is narrow and open to different interpretations. Those regulations were not designed with the author […]

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Form E or not Form E

One of the great ironies of divorce legislation is that Form E – the document required to be completed if either party applies to court about financial matters arising from a divorce – is virtually worthless when it comes to Pension Sharing Reports. The information provided in Form E is simply not sufficient for the […]

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Timescales

For many divorcing couples the decision to request a Pension Sharing Report comes some way through an already lengthy and stressful divorce process. With costly imminent Court Hearing dates, one of the first questions solicitors and clients ask Collins Pension Actuaries is in respect of timescales. In short, how long will it take to prepare […]

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