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‘Unprecedented in scale’: City bluebloods advise as Tata separates UK pension scheme

Travers Smith, Slaughter and May and Hogan Lovells all advised as Tata Steel last month signed a long-awaited agreement to separate its business from the £15bn British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS), in what is the largest pensions scheme restructuring ever in the UK.

As a result of the separation, achieved through a regulated apportionment arrangement, Tata will pay £550m to BSPS, which will also be given a 33% equity stake in the steel company. With the support of The Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), a new BSPS will be created after an assessment period.