Auto-enrolment

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.


OECD countries all guilty of gender pensions gap

Women in OECD countries receive around a quarter less income than men from the pension system.

Younger women face £100,000 gender pensions gap

8 Mar 2021

The average woman in her twenties will have to work almost 40 years longer than her male counterpart to build...

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Ethnicity gap in private pension saving

27 Nov 2020

Data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed a stark difference in levels of pension saving between people of...

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Pensions Regulator halves enforcement during pandemic

28 Aug 2020

The body overseeing compliance with pension automatic enrolment responsibilities has seen the use of its enforcement powers fall by half,...

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How can HR address concerns over Covid-19’s impact on pensions?

30 Jun 2020

The coronavirus has impacted not just pay but longer-term investments such as pensions. Naturally employees will have concerns over the...

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Furlough: what counts as pensionable salary?

12 May 2020

With almost a quarter of roles in the UK now accessing the government’s furlough scheme, many employers have raised questions...

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Eight steps to consider when changing your DC pension

12 May 2020

Changing the defined contribution (DC) pension scheme might be something organisations are considering in the context of furlough or simply...

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Pensions Regulator relaxes enforcement of contribution reduction rules

16 Apr 2020

Employers’ obligations under the pensions automatic enrolment rules continue to apply, but the Pensions Regulator has made a number of...

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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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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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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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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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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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