04 Apr 2019

Is retrospective equalisation possible?

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The Advocate General's Opinion in the case of Safeway v Newton

Since the EU decision of Barber in May 1990, occupational defined benefit pension schemes have been grappling with effectively equalising their normal retirement dates (NRDs) for male and female members. In the case of Safeway v Newton the Advocate General has given its opinion that retrospective equalisation is not permissible, as many already suspected.

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