Pensions

Pensions are becoming ever more a part of employers’ benefits packages, now that pensions pensions auto-enrolment is being rolled out.

Employers must comply with the auto-enrolment requirements from their “staging date”, depending on their size.


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April 2017: nine key employment law changes

The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to...

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Sir Philip Green agrees to pensions payout of £363 million

28 Feb 2017

Sir Philip Green has agreed with the Pensions Regulator to offer a cash settlement of £363 million to plug the...

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Government publishes Green Paper on future of defined-benefit pensions

20 Feb 2017

The Government has launched a consultation into the future viability of defined-benefit pension schemes.

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Consultation launched into corporate...

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Firefighters lose pension age discrimination case

16 Feb 2017

Firefighters have lost their claim that the introduction of the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme was discriminatory.
The first-instance decision was...

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Pensioners now earn more than working-age population, report finds

13 Feb 2017

Pensioners’ incomes are now higher than those of working age, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.
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Private companies should be subject to corporate governance rules

12 Feb 2017

Large private businesses, including the likes of John Lewis, Arcadia and Virgin Atlantic, should have to follow the same corporate...

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Co-habiting unmarried partner wins pensions case

8 Feb 2017

Unmarried partners of occupational pension scheme members should be eligible for survivor pension benefits, regardless of whether or not they...

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Judges win pension age discrimination claims

17 Jan 2017

An employment tribunal has ruled that the Government discriminated against more than 200 judges when it implemented the transitional provisions...

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Firefighters claim pensions age discrimination

13 Jan 2017

Firefighters have challenged the Government and fire service employers on the introduction of the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme at an...

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“Nuclear” deterrent required for pensions avoidance, says Work and Pensions Committee

21 Dec 2016

Following an inquiry into the collapse of BHS, the Work and Pensions Committee has recommended significant punitive fines and other...

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Gig economy inquiry by Work and Pensions Committee launched

2 Dec 2016

The Work and Pensions Committee has announced an inquiry into the UK welfare system’s ability to adequately support the growing...

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Is it time to sweeten up your pensions communications?

24 Nov 2016

With young people prioritising other financial commitments over pensions, employers need to rethink how they communicate the benefits of saving...

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Further reform to public-sector exit payments confirmed

27 Sep 2016

The Government has confirmed it will proceed with additional limits to exit payments across the public sector, following on from...

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Employing students: six tips for the new term

26 Sep 2016

In university towns and cities around the country, students are settling in for the start of the academic year. As...

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Auto-enrolment rules are designed to encourage people to save more for their old age

Pensions auto-enrolment enforcements increase by 300%

3 Aug 2016

Action against companies failing to meet auto-enrolment requirements has increased by 306%, as smaller employers are required to sign their...

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