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.


How can HR address concerns over Covid-19’s impact on pensions?

The coronavirus has impacted not just pay but longer-term investments such as pensions. Naturally employees will have concerns over the...

Reward and recognition? The future of pay after coronavirus

12 Jun 2020

We want to give key workers a pay rise, while an unprecedented quarter of the UK workforce has had the...

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TUC calls for ‘National Recovery Council’ to protect jobs and pay

20 May 2020

The TUC has called for the government to form a National Recovery Council to help the economy heal from the...

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Pay freezes and tax rises may be needed to pay for coronavirus support

13 May 2020

A two-year public sector pay freeze, an increase in income tax and end to the triple lock on state pensions...

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Furlough: what counts as pensionable salary?

12 May 2020

With almost a quarter of roles in the UK now accessing the government’s furlough scheme, many employers have raised questions...

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Eight steps to consider when changing your DC pension

12 May 2020

Changing the defined contribution (DC) pension scheme might be something organisations are considering in the context of furlough or simply...

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Coronavirus: Watchdog warns against DB to DC pension transfers

29 Apr 2020

Savers looking to move from a defined benefit (DB) to a defined contribution (DC) pension during the Covid-19 crisis are...

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Firefighters take legal action over government pension ‘robbery’

25 Apr 2020

Four public services unions have taken the government to court over pension benefits.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), supported by...

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Pensions Regulator relaxes enforcement of contribution reduction rules

16 Apr 2020

Employers’ obligations under the pensions automatic enrolment rules continue to apply, but the Pensions Regulator has made a number of...

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Arcadia to defer pension contributions as coronavirus hits cashflow

30 Mar 2020

Arcadia Group defers pension payments to stave off Covid-19 cash crisis...

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Why offering pensions advice is good for society and business

24 Mar 2020

There is a significant knowledge gap when it comes to preparing for later life and employers have a key role...

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Employee benefits: Why data is king

12 Mar 2020

PROMOTED Data is an inevitable result of the digital era. When you can track anything and everything, there’s an inherent opportunity within the resulting information...

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Budget 2020: National living wage to hit 66% median earnings by 2024

11 Mar 2020

The Low Pay Commission has been tasked ensuring that the national living wage reaches two-thirds of median earnings by 2024....

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Aon buys Willis Towers Watson in £23bn deal

9 Mar 2020

Aon is to acquire Willis Towers Watson in an all-share deal that will create the world’s largest insurance broker.
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University staff begin 14-day strike in long-running pay and pensions dispute

20 Feb 2020

Staff at 74 universities have begun 14 days of strikes, the latest wave of industrial action over changes to pensions...

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