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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Closing a pension scheme to accrual: considerations for employers

British Airways recently announced proposals to close its New Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS) due to a “significant and growing funding...

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Pensions Regulator in first auto-enrolment prosecution

14 Sep 2017

The Pensions Regulator is bringing the first pensions auto-enrolment prosecution over allegations that a bus company and its managing director...

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Gym membership is a popular item to offer as a flexible benefit and can help enhance employee wellbeing

10 benefits to include in a flexible benefits scheme

24 Aug 2017

Flexible benefits schemes can help to boost employee recruitment and retention by increasing the range of benefits available to employees....

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Supreme Court gives gay man equal pension rights

12 Jul 2017

The Supreme Court has granted an appeal in a case where a worker claimed his same-sex partner should get the...

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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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Growing numbers of people will be working into older age, a period when many “critical illnesses” such as heart disease and cancer are most likely to be diagnosed

Managing workers with terminal illness: a guide

4 Jul 2017

With growing numbers of employees set to work into older age, managing those with terminal illness will be a priority...

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Gap between men and women’s retirement income grows

28 Jun 2017

Women retiring this year will be £6,400 a year worse off than men, according to new research from Prudential.
The...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Conservatives outline commitments on workers’ rights

15 May 2017

Workers will be able to take up to one year’s leave to care for an elderly relative under wide-ranging plans...

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Employee segmentation: the commercial opportunity for reward

2 May 2017

Does your organisation take a one-size-fits-all approach to reward? Benjamin Viney looks at how businesses are using data to tailor...

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Spring means only one thing for HR professionals: preparing for a raft of new employment laws. Photo: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock.

April 2017: nine key employment law changes

10 Apr 2017

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...

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Sir Philip Green agrees to pensions payout of £363 million

28 Feb 2017

Sir Philip Green has agreed with the Pensions Regulator to offer a cash settlement of £363 million to plug the...

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Government publishes Green Paper on future of defined-benefit pensions

20 Feb 2017

The Government has launched a consultation into the future viability of defined-benefit pension schemes.

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Consultation launched into corporate...

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Firefighters lose pension age discrimination case

16 Feb 2017

Firefighters have lost their claim that the introduction of the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme was discriminatory.
The first-instance decision was...

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Pensioners now earn more than working-age population, report finds

13 Feb 2017

Pensioners’ incomes are now higher than those of working age, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.
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