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.


France faces tough battle over pension reform

Paris has been crippled by public transport strikes today in response to moves by the French government to implement pension reform.

Consultation into NHS pensions flexibility launched

12 Sep 2019

A new consultation into NHS pension changes designed to enable senior clinicians to work additional shifts without facing prohibitive tax...

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Who is Thérèse Coffey, Amber Rudd‘s replacement at DWP?

9 Sep 2019

Thérèse Coffey has been appointed as the new secretary of state for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), following Amber Rudd's resignation.

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Pressure to cut pension inequality at top firms bears fruit

29 Aug 2019

Shareholder pressure has led 30 FTSE 100 companies to cut their pension payments for executives over the past year.

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Legal challenge in pipeline over teachers and doctors’ pensions

29 Aug 2019

Teachers and doctors who have been moved on to less beneficial pension schemes have grounds for a legal challenge to ensure they don't lose out

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Four in 10 police chiefs consider leaving because of pension tax bills

28 Aug 2019

Four in 10 police chiefs are considering leaving the service to avoid falling foul of the same tax rules that...

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Increase state pension age to 75 to ‘improve health and wellbeing’

19 Aug 2019

Raising the state pension age to 75 will improve the health and wellbeing of older people, a think tank has controversially proposed.

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Pensions: NHS doctors to set accrual level to tackle tax crisis

7 Aug 2019

Senior doctors and surgeons will be able to set the level of pension accrual each year to allow them to...

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Government admits defeat in police pensions legal battle

2 Aug 2019

The government has conceded defeat over its attempt to alter police pensions, acknowledging that moving police officers to new police pension schemes, based on their age, is discriminatory.

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Never mind the gender pay gap: here’s the gender pensions gap

26 Jul 2019

There have been exhaustive discussions on the gender pay gap, but what about the huge chasm between women’s pension wealth...

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Consultation launched to remedy NHS pension tax crisis

22 Jul 2019

Senior NHS employees are to be consulted over whether NHS pensions should be altered to allow GPs and clinicians to take on extra work without having to pay higher tax bills.

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Pensions Regulator hunts ‘shape-shifting’ businesses

19 Jul 2019

An unspecified number of businesses have attempted to evade their pension duties to employees by altering their identities, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has found.

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Landmark pensions ruling opens doors for other public sector claims

17 Jul 2019

A woman has won the right to access her late partner’s military pension in a landmark Court of Appeal ruling....

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Boris Johnson pledges to ‘fix’ pension tax allowance rules

9 Jul 2019

Tory leadership front runner Boris Johnson has vowed to “fix” the pension rules that have led to NHS consultants finding...

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Landmark public sector pension ruling confirmed

28 Jun 2019

A landmark ruling that pension reforms discriminated against younger workers has been confirmed - with huge ramifications for the public sector

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