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.


Employee Benefits Awards 2020 entry deadline fast approaching

Time is running out to enter the Employee Benefits Awards 2020, as the entry deadline of 17 January is fast...

Dominic Chappell ordered to pay £9.5m to BHS pension funds

14 Jan 2020

The Pensions Regulator has ordered former British Homes Stores owner Dominic Chappell to contribute £9.5m to two pension schemes connected...

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Firefighters to remain members of ‘more favourable’ pension scheme

20 Dec 2019

Thousands of firefighters will be able to return to their pre-2015 pension schemes, an employment tribunal has clarified, after an...

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Judges could be up for £1bn in pensions compensation

18 Dec 2019

More than 1,000 judges could be entitled to pension compensation after the Supreme Court ruled that they had been treated...

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Employees’ money worries ‘costing employers billions’

16 Dec 2019

Financial worries are costing employers billions every year in absenteeism, lost productivity and turnover costs – but organisations are doing...

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Employment experts react to Conservative election win

13 Dec 2019

IR35, pensions, immigration and workers' rights were among the initial areas of concern for specialists reacting to the employment agenda in the wake of the Tory win.

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

11 Dec 2019

We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...

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Fewer than one in four construction staff have workplace pension

10 Dec 2019

Less than a quarter of construction workers are enrolled in a workplace pension, it has been estimated.
Figures obtained from...

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Proportion of older workers grows rapidly

10 Dec 2019

The gap between the employment rate of 50 to 64 year olds and under-50s may be at its narrowest in at least 25 years

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University staff begin eight-day strike over pay and pensions

25 Nov 2019

Today (25 November) marks the start of an eight-day strike by lecturers and other university staff over pay and pensions....

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Men have £78,000 more in pension pot at retirement

25 Nov 2019

The number of women saving for retirement has hit record levels, but men will still have on average £78,000 more in their pension pot when they stop working.

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NHS to cover doctors’ tax bills to avoid staffing crisis

19 Nov 2019

The NHS in England is to cover the additional tax bills encountered by doctors in an attempt to encourage them...

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

8 Nov 2019

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.

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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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