LLP Members and Pensions Auto-Enrolment: An Update

August 14, 2014

The UK Supreme Court ruled in May 2014, in Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof, that members of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are to be treated as “workers” and therefore are covered by the protections which UK law provides for whistleblowers. That LLP members can be workers for the purposes of the UK whistleblowing legislation potentially means that they are likely to be capable of being covered by the statutory auto-enrolment provisions relating to pensions - because the pensions legislation uses pretty much the same definition of worker to determine its application. This OnPoint reports on the recent observations on this issue made by the Pensions Regulator.

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