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Employers have only six weeks for pensions rethink

Ed Wilson, 21 Feb 2011

UK companies face yet more legislation in running their pension schemes and new developments will add...


Uniq sheds its pension scheme to save its bacon

Lorant Porkolab, 17 Feb 2011

It was announced on 9 February that, after an 18-month debate, sandwich maker Uniq had finally reached...


Government in danger of mis-selling pension auto-enrolment, NAPF warns

Siân Harrington, 16 Feb 2011

The Government risks being accused of a 'mis-selling scandal' if it does not match pension auto-enrolment...

Working women less likely to financially protect themselves if unable to work

Siân Harrington, 09 Feb 2011

Working women are less likely than men to have financial back up should they be unable to work.

New tax rules unfair and immoral says leading tax lawyer

Siân Harrington, 09 Feb 2011

A leading tax lawyer has branded HMRC's controversial plans to tax employees on income and benefits that...

On yer bike: it's official - cycle to work increases employee engagement and wellbeing

Siân Harrington, 09 Feb 2011

Nearly nine in 10 employers believe offering a cycle-to-work scheme improves employee engagement, according...

Employers pay over the odds for eyecare, as many fail to comply with H&S regulations

Siân Harrington, 08 Feb 2011

Nearly one in five companies is not complying with health and safety regulations with regards to eyecare,...

Government levy on banks rises as it seeks deal on bankers' bonuses

Siân Harrington, 08 Feb 2011

The Government is to increase the levy on banks to 2.5bn this year, as it pushes for a deal on limiting...

Government wants flexible working for all employees to help tackle mental health issues

Siân Harrington, 04 Feb 2011

The Government is to launch a consultation to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees...

Improve standards in defined contribution pension provision to encourage saving, says regulator

Siân Harrington, 31 Jan 2011

The Pensions Regulator is inviting employers to comment on how standards in defined contribution provision...

Paternity leave regulations explained

Lynne Marr and Ben Hann, 26 Jan 2011

The Additional Paternity Leave Regulations apply to parents of children due, or matched for adoption,...

Health and Social Care Bill "goes too far"

Tony Massey, 26 Jan 2011

On 19 January, the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, introduced to Parliament the Health...

Johnson resignation sees Liam Byrne move to shadow work and pensions role

Joe Williams, 21 Jan 2011

Former chief secretary to the Treasury Liam Byrne (pictured) has been made shadow secretary of state...

It pays to be nice to staff, says boss

Joe Williams, 20 Jan 2011

Lara Morgan, CEO of hotel toiletry products supplier Pacific Direct, said yesterday that being kind to...

Real-term 2011 pay decrease will hit public sector hardest, says consultancy

Joe Williams, 20 Jan 2011

Although pay will increase at a faster rate this year than in 2010, inflation will grow even more rapidly,...

Ignore benefits and pay at your peril

Steve Hemsley, 17 Jan 2011

As some companies report an upturn and others only just start to feel the pain, no organisation should...

Industry welcomes compulsory enrolment as Pensions Bill is introduced

Joe Williams, 14 Jan 2011

Passing the Pensions Bill 2010 will "decrease the burden for business, while encouraging more people...

En suite sauna in boss's realm? "Luxurious" workplaces exercise workers

Joe Williams, 14 Jan 2011

Almost a third of employees believe their boss has an extravagant office, according to a survey released...

Three months until default retirement age is abolished

Joe Williams, 13 Jan 2011

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has confirmed that the default retirement age will...

Barclays big bonus banker Bob Diamond faces Treasury Committee inquisition

Joe Williams, 11 Jan 2011

The new chief executive of Barclays, Bob Diamond, appears before the Treasury select committee today,...

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