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.


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

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

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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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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Women’s state pension age rises to 65

6 Nov 2018

Women qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men – currently 65 – from today. The pension...

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Lloyds ordered to pay up to £150 million to female pension scheme members

29 Oct 2018

The High Court has ruled that Lloyds Banking Group must pay up to £150 million to female members of its...

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Money worries have knock-on effect on staff health, a quarter of employers say

8 Oct 2018

One in four organisations have seen employee health issues arise because of money concerns, yet almost half do not plan...

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Samuel Smith brewery fined over failure to report to Pensions Regulator

30 Jul 2018

Brewery Samuel Smith and its chairman, 73-year-old Humphrey Smith, have been fined nearly £28,000 after admitting failure to supply information...

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How to engage employees with pensions

26 Jun 2018

Collectively employers spend billions on employee pensions each year, but how can they ensure staff understand the value of this...

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Half of people at state pension age plan to delay retirement

8 Jun 2018

Half of people due to reach state pension age this year are planning to stay in employment rather than retiring,...

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