Archive for the 'pensions' Category

Public sector workers launch legal challenge to pension reforms – Daily Telegraph

“Public sector workers have launched a legal challenge in the High Count to prevent changes to their gold-plated pensions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Owens v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council – WLR Daily

Owens v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 359; [2011] WLR (D) 120

“Where the pension entitlement of an employee seeking a teachers’ pension was being determined and the term ‘teacher’ had not been defined by the legislature the word was to be construed in accordance with its natural meaning.”

WLR Daily, 31st March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Patmalniece v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (AIRE Centre intervening) – WLR Daily

Patmalniece v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (AIRE Centre intervening) [2011] UKSC 11; [2011] WLR (D) 91

“The conditions for entitlement to state pension credit, which included a requirement that a claimant had a right to reside in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, constituted indirect discrimination against nationals of other European Union member states which was, however, justified by the legitimate aim of protecting the resources of the United Kingdom against benefit or social tourism by those who were not economically or socially integrated with the country.”

WLR Daily, 16th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Casteels v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

“Article 48FEU of the FEU Treaty, concerning the adoption of measures in the field of social security, could not be relied on by an individual against his private sector employer in a dispute before a national court. In the context of the mandatory application of a collective labour agreement, article 45FEU of the FEU Treaty precluded the non-inclusion of years of service completed by a worker for the same employer in different member states in the calculation of the period for the acquisition of definitive entitlements to supplementary pension benefits.”
WLR Daily, 11th March 2011
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Association belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats ASBL and others v Conseil des ministres – WLR Daily

Association belge des Consommateurs Test-Achats ASBL and others v Conseil des ministres (Case C-236/09); [2011] WLR (D) 67

“Article 5(2) of Council Directive 2004/113/EC was invalid with effect from 21 December 2012 since it permitted European Union law and consequently member states’ laws, to derogate from the principle of equal treatment of men and women, guaranteed by articles 21 and 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, without temporal limitation.”

WLR Daily, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Men and women will pay the same for insurance from 2012 – OUT-LAW.com

“Insurance and pensions companies must be stopped from offering different prices and premiums to men and women from December 2012, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st March 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Male pensioners could lose out in EU sex discrimination ruling – Daily Telegraph

“Male pensioners could lose around £340 a year if the European court backs gender equality rules for insurance companies this week, experts are predicting.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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