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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Hospitals may seek to ward off winter crisis with cash offer to doctors

To avoid a major winter crisis in the NHS in the coming months, hospitals in England have been urged to offer salary top-ups to senior doctors.

University staff to strike over pensions, pay and working conditions

6 Nov 2019

University lecturers and support staff at 60 universities are to strike for eight days in two separate disputes over pensions,...

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Union denies postal strikes will disrupt election

5 Nov 2019

The Communication Workers Union has denied that its proposed December strikes are politically motivated and designed to disrupt the forthcoming...

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Postal union votes for Christmas strike action

16 Oct 2019

Royal Mail union members have voted 97% in favour of a national postal strike in the run up to Christmas....

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Queen’s Speech: Points-based immigration and Good Work Plan feature

14 Oct 2019

A points-based immigration system will start in 2021.

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Women lose legal challenge against hike in state pension age

3 Oct 2019

The manner in which the government increased women’s state pension age was not discriminatory, a judicial review has found, rather...

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Improve pensions equality or face shareholder rebellion, say investors

27 Sep 2019

Organisations with directors who are paid more than 25% of their salary as a pension contribution could risk shareholder dissent...

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Health costs for UK staff in EU to be covered for six months after a no-deal Brexit

23 Sep 2019

Temporary measures to cover healthcare costs in EU in event of a no-deal Brexit fail to satisfy UK nationals

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HR sector rallies to support Thomas Cook employees

23 Sep 2019

Thousands of Thomas Cook staff are set to lose their jobs after last minute negotiations to save the travel firm failed.

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France faces tough battle over pension reform

13 Sep 2019

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

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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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