SIPPs Professional article – Landmark survivor’s pension ruling

Pension sector professionals have been digesting a Supreme Court judgement yesterday in what is being hailed as a possible landmark case. Elaine Turtle, Director at DP Pensions, said: “This brings occupational schemes into line with the Personal Pension market who have paid out to anyone that is financially dependent with the member on death – so same sex couples have always been able to have lump sum death benefits. I am surprised it has taken so long for these types of schemes to move with the times.”