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.


OECD countries all guilty of gender pensions gap

Women in OECD countries receive around a quarter less income than men from the pension system.

Younger women face £100,000 gender pensions gap

8 Mar 2021

The average woman in her twenties will have to work almost 40 years longer than her male counterpart to build...

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Staff could be ‘priced out’ of universities’ pension scheme

3 Mar 2021

University staff could be ‘priced out’ of pension scheme that has a sizeable deficit and is seeking ‘further financial commitments’...

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Arcadia pensions deficit more than £500 million

19 Feb 2021

The pension deficit left by the collapse of high street giant is around £150m more than initial estimates.

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Pension Schemes Act hailed as ‘landmark’

12 Feb 2021

The new pensions act introduces specific criminal offences designed to prevent employers raiding pension pots and running pensions into the ground.

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Gig economy: Just Eat offers couriers better terms

9 Dec 2020

Food delivery company Just Eat has announced it will offer couriers pay by the hour rather than per job in...

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Pandemic forcing older workers to change retirement plans

2 Dec 2020

The pandemic has forced many older workers to delay retirement, with some concerned they would only be able to afford...

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Arcadia Group collapse could risk 13,000 jobs

27 Nov 2020

Retail group Arcadia, owned by business tycoon Sir Philip Green, is reportedly close to collapse, putting around 13,000 jobs at...

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RPI phase-out will impact defined benefit pension schemes

27 Nov 2020

The phasing out of the retail price index (RPI) in favour of the consumer prices index plus the cost of...

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Ethnicity gap in private pension saving

27 Nov 2020

Data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed a stark difference in levels of pension saving between people of...

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Trustees could be forced to top up historical final salary pension pay-outs

23 Nov 2020

The High Court has ruled that the trustees of defined benefit pension schemes will have to revisit any pension transfers made over the past 30 years.

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Executive pensions face tighter clampdown from investors

17 Nov 2020

Investors are clamping down further on executive pensions after the Investment Association updated its pay guidelines for companies.
Board directors...

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Pension advice ‘nudges’ proposed by the government

29 Oct 2020

Workplace pension schemes will be required to ‘nudge’ members towards getting advice when they seek to access their funds.

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Preparing for stricter Covid-19 lockdowns: A guide for employers

14 Oct 2020

As England’s three-tier restrictions come into force and the government faces increasing pressure to ‘circuit break’ the rising number of...

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CDC pensions outperform DB and DC schemes

5 Oct 2020

Collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes would be expected to average 70% higher than defined contribution (DC) annuities and 40%...

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