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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Arcadia to defer pension contributions as coronavirus hits cashflow

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

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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Flexible state pension access will unlock older workers’ potential, says insurer

12 Feb 2020

Employees should be able to take a “phased approach” to retirement by being able to withdraw parts of their state...

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Crunch time for universities pay and pension disputes

30 Jan 2020

Academics at 74 universities may strike this term after a re-ballot of staff showed strong support for the dispute over the union stance on pensions and pay.

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How can schools manage changes to teachers’ pensions?

27 Jan 2020

Changes to teachers’ pensions in the private sector are likely to become unmanageable for many schools. What will the changes...

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Employee Benefits Awards 2020 entry deadline fast approaching

15 Jan 2020

Time is running out to enter the Employee Benefits Awards 2020, as the entry deadline of 17 January is fast...

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Dominic Chappell ordered to pay £9.5m to BHS pension funds

14 Jan 2020

The Pensions Regulator has ordered former British Homes Stores owner Dominic Chappell to contribute £9.5m to two pension schemes connected...

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Firefighters to remain members of ‘more favourable’ pension scheme

20 Dec 2019

Thousands of firefighters will be able to return to their pre-2015 pension schemes, an employment tribunal has clarified, after an...

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Judges could be up for £1bn in pensions compensation

18 Dec 2019

More than 1,000 judges could be entitled to pension compensation after the Supreme Court ruled that they had been treated...

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Employees’ money worries ‘costing employers billions’

16 Dec 2019

Financial worries are costing employers billions every year in absenteeism, lost productivity and turnover costs – but organisations are doing...

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Employment experts react to Conservative election win

13 Dec 2019

IR35, pensions, immigration and workers' rights were among the initial areas of concern for specialists reacting to the employment agenda in the wake of the Tory win.

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