HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has given small businesses a temporary exemption from real time information (RTI) payroll requirements ahead of its introduction on 6 April. Until 5 October 2013 employers with fewer than 50 employees can send informati More...20 March 2013 14:22
It might not be the career-defining change programme you wanted to lead, and it certainly isn't going to be the most glamorous project you ever work on, but the implementation of Real Time Information (RTI) will affect HR and the way it handles payroll More...20 March 2013 09:43
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to look at whether or not defined-contribution (DC) pension schemes deliver the best value for money for employees, it was announced today.
Against the backdrop of the introduction of pensions auto-enrolment , wh More...17 January 2013 14:29
October 2012 saw the introduction of automatic pensions enrolment. Arguably the biggest UK pension reform in recent years, it will see all employers required to put a large number of their workforce into pension saving. Ferdinand Lovett, of pension spec More...11 January 2013 13:59
The Government has announced the pensions auto-enrolment thresholds for the 2013/14 tax year. From 6th April 2013, the auto-enrolment earnings trigger will increase from £8,105 to £9,440 in line with the income tax threshold. The lower limit of qu More...21 December 2012 06:00
People used to work beyond statutory retirement age because they enjoyed the purpose and social interaction of employment. Now they can't afford not to. How should benefits adapt to, and protect, an ageing workforce? Emma Page reports. With the aboli More...26 October 2012 10:06
Ensuring employee motivation through benefits is now a greater concern for employers than the attraction and retention of staff.
This is according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which found that the More...22 October 2012 16:45
Government proposals to raise the income trigger for pensions auto-enrolment will leave women worse off, Labour has warned.
According to the Government's own consultation on the plans , increasing the amount that employees have to earn before being More...22 October 2012 14:57
One-third (32%) of employers that are due to begin automatically enrolling staff into workplace pensions in early 2013 are still deciding on the design of their scheme, according to a new survey.
These organisations have not yet made up their minds More...17 October 2012 12:11
Today's introduction of pensions auto-enrolment will enable millions of people to save for their retirement and will help to reverse "years of decline" in saving, according to the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF). NAPF has published rese More...01 October 2012 00:01
Two-fifths (41%) of employers want the pensions auto-enrolment duty to be changed so that workers can opt out in advance of its introduction, a survey has found.
Research carried out by law firm Eversheds found that allowing employees to opt o More...24 September 2012 13:31
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released figures suggesting that around 600,000 more people will be putting money into a workplace pension by the end of 2012 due to pensions auto-enrolment legislation.
This week, the DWP launch More...20 September 2012 15:54
Members of Unison and Unite who work in local government have voted to accept changes to their pension schemes, following negotiations between the unions and the employers involved. In ballots carried out on the latest proposals for the Local Governm More...24 August 2012 18:01
To try to ensure that the country's workforce saves adequately for retirement, the Government has introduced pensions auto-enrolment. Larger employers are the first to have to comply with the new rules, which came into effect on 1&nb More...21 August 2012 00:00
Businesses with fewer than 50 workers will not have to auto-enrol their employees into workplace pension schemes before June 2015, the Government has confirmed. The Government announced in November 2011 that it would delay pensions auto-enrolm More...16 July 2012 16:54
More employers are looking to their payroll departments than their HR teams to take the lead on pensions auto-enrolment, a survey from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has found.
According to the survey, payroll will take char More...09 July 2012 13:40
Are you concerned about how the pensions auto-enrolment safeguards coming into force on 1 July will affect your business? From this date, safeguards aimed at protecting workers' pensions auto-enrolment rights come into force for all employers More...27 June 2012 10:59
The Pensions Regulator has published its strategy for tackling non-compliance with the forthcoming changes to pensions law, which will see certain workers auto-enrolled into a pension scheme.
For large employers, the new duties come into force on 1 More...22 June 2012 15:46
Employers have been warned to prepare for pensions auto-enrolment "as soon as possible" after research found that nearly half (44%) of organisations had taken no steps to get ready for its introduction. The research, from benefits consultancy Jelf Em More...08 June 2012 15:46
From October 2012, new legislation will require employers to automatically enrol their staff in pension schemes. Kate Upcraft covers some of the common concerns regarding the new law.
In 2005, Lord Turner's Pensions Commission recommended that the G More...10 April 2012 09:00