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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Pensions row threatens Virgin and Stagecoach rail operations

11 Apr 2019

A row over the rail industry’s central pension scheme could see Virgin Trains cease operating in the UK later this...

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Why auto-enrolment should always be on HR’s to do list

9 Apr 2019

Pensions auto-enrolment might not be the most exciting HR topic but, as Angela Sharma explains, it should never be far from the top of any HR list of things to do.

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High Court rules that firefighters’ extra hours are pensionable

3 Apr 2019

Firefighters in Wales have won a landmark pay and pensions case that could have implications for other employers in the...

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Executive pay: ‘Weak’ remuneration committees must do more

26 Mar 2019

Companies must do more to link executive pay to that of the rest of their workforce according to MPs who...

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Pensions auto-enrolment: we’re at the end of the beginning

21 Mar 2019

Why employers' role in helping staff to save for their retirement through the auto-enrolment scheme is far from over

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April 2019 employment law changes: Seven things for HR to do

18 Mar 2019

Every April, HR professionals are faced with a raft of amended employment laws and deadlines for their organisation to meet....

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Rise in auto-enrolment pension deductions will bite take-home pay

18 Feb 2019

With auto-enrolment pension contributions set to rise from April, millions of UK employees will experience a decrease in their take-home...

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Bosses who mishandle workers’ pensions could face jail

11 Feb 2019

Company directors who handle employees’ pension funds with a devil-may-care attitude could face up to seven years in prison or...

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Discrimination arising from disability: questions remain about “unfavourable treatment”

8 Jan 2019

XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman suggests that a recent Supreme Court decision raises more questions than it answers about the...

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Pension auto enrolment

Sharp rise in pension auto-enrolment fines

7 Jan 2019

The last financial year has seen a sharp rise in the number of businesses fined by the Pensions Regulator for...

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Early-retiring employee not treated unfavourably by pension scheme, says Supreme Court

18 Dec 2018

The Supreme Court has ruled that an employee was not treated unfavourably after his early retirement due to ill health...

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BT loses bid to change pension calculation method

6 Dec 2018

BT has lost an appeal to change the method it uses to calculate pension increases, which would have affected around...

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CBRE recognised for change management in Carillion collapse

21 Nov 2018

CBRE won the 2018 Personnel Today Award for Managing Change this evening, in recognition for the speedy transfer of Carillion’s...

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‘Historic’ CDC pensions schemes given green light by DWP

6 Nov 2018

The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation to shape new legislation around collective defined contribution pension schemes,...

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