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DC master trusts

Master trusts have quickly established themselves as a major feature of the UK pensions landscape.

The benefits of reduced burdens for employers and, in some cases, more flexible at-retirement options for members continue to attract employers away from more traditional ‘own scheme’ DC arrangements.

We have significant experience advising both employers and trustees on making the transition to a master trust, including vetting and selecting providers, and transfers of benefits (from pure DC and hybrid schemes) and winding up of legacy employer schemes.

Read more about the master trust authorisation regime and issues to consider in relation to transferring to a master trust.