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.


Consultation launched to remedy NHS pension tax crisis

Senior NHS employees are to be consulted over whether NHS pensions should be altered to allow GPs and clinicians to take on extra work without having to pay higher tax bills.

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Pensions Regulator hunts ‘shape-shifting’ businesses

19 Jul 2019

An unspecified number of businesses have attempted to evade their pension duties to employees by altering their identities, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has found.

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Landmark pensions ruling opens doors for other public sector claims

17 Jul 2019

A woman has won the right to access her late partner’s military pension in a landmark Court of Appeal ruling....

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Boris Johnson pledges to ‘fix’ pension tax allowance rules

9 Jul 2019

Tory leadership front runner Boris Johnson has vowed to “fix” the pension rules that have led to NHS consultants finding...

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Landmark public sector pension ruling confirmed

28 Jun 2019

A landmark ruling that pension reforms discriminated against younger workers has been confirmed - with huge ramifications for the public sector

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Judicial review begins into ‘unfair’ increase in state pension age

5 Jun 2019

A group of women will appear at the High Court today (5 June) for a judicial review.

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Wider NHS pension reform needed to remove overtime deterrent

5 Jun 2019

Plans to offer NHS doctors more flexible pensions will need to be part of wider reforms if the government wants...

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Renationalisation: what does it entail for HR?

24 May 2019

Returning privately run agencies to public ownership, as the National Probation Service will soon experience, is becoming increasingly common. So what does nationalisation mean for HR?

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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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