Pensions  

Court ruling on civil partnerships to impact pensions

“It shows that even when benefits have long ceased to accrue, schemes are vulnerable to changes in the law improving the promises that they made. Most schemes will be able to cope with that.

“However, where benefits have been insured outside the scheme, there is a risk that opposite sex civil partners, if these become possible, may find that they are not covered by the policy terms.”

maria.espadinha@ft.com