Through her experience in both employment and pensions issues, Hannah Beacham helps her clients to manage the legal and financial risks associated with employee benefits. Her expertise includes advising on benefit re-design exercises including pension scheme changes; outsourcing; workplace pension reform; and liability management exercises. Her clients include the trustees and sponsoring employers of occupational pension schemes of all sizes, as well as public sector bodies, contractors and charities.
Recently, Hannah has been looking closely at the increased pension flexibility introduced from April 2015 and the consequences for employee benefit design. She has worked closely with a number of clients to review their communications strategy and ensure that their pension and employee benefits arrangements remain fit for purpose in a world of increased freedom and choice.
Hannah has also been following recent developments in public sector pensions and employee benefits with interest and has published a couple of articles drawing on her experience working with contractors providing services to the public sector.
Helping the Isle of Man Government to streamline its public service pension arrangements by drafting the Rules of their new Unified Pension Scheme (which brings together a number of different pension arrangements into a single benefit structure)
Working closely with employers who were among the first wave of companies required to implement automatic enrolment of employees into pensions and helping them to negotiate new and untested legislation and regulations (in some cases while the law was still being finalised)
Guiding the trustees of a pension scheme whose employer was in financial difficulties through a complex corporate refinancing while under close scrutiny from the Pensions Regulator and helping the trustees to achieve the best outcome for their members.
Providing joined-up HR (employment and pensions) support on the negotiation of outsourcing contracts for a contractor client who works closely with central and local government bodies, including detailed advice on Fair Deal requirements and Beckmann risk.
Delivering a number of benefit change and pension liability management exercises, ranging from pension scheme closure through to introducing new benefit categories and schemes.