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Government to give life expectancy estimates with pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 17 Apr 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has announced plans to give retirees rough estimates of their life expectancy...

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A third of employees expect pay rise within a year

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

Optimism about the economic recovery is fostering expectations of better pay, a Glassdoor survey of 2,146...

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Dean Royles calls for union talks over impending strikes

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles has urged unions to engage in talks over employee pay as UNISON...

AGR warns against painting 'bleak' picture for graduates

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Companies should avoid negatively portraying job prospects for students and graduates, Association of...

DWP halves prediction of auto-enrolment opt-out rates

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has revised its forecast for the number of employees opting...

Acas denies employment changes will put pressure on employers

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Early conciliation could cost business in time in money, according to an employment lawyer. But Acas...

Small business forum welcomes proposals to better prepare jobseekers for employment

Hywel Roberts, 08 Apr 2014

A forum for small and medium-sized businesses has reacted largely positively to Iain Duncan-Smith's plans...

Most employers failing to prepare for shared parental leave

Hywel Roberts, 03 Apr 2014

Research released this week shows 76% of employers have taken no practical steps to prepare for the introduction...

Thousands of SMEs 'underestimating' impact of auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 01 Apr 2014

The first wave of SMEs reach the staging date for auto-enrolment today, with pensions experts warning...

Osborne claims welfare and tax reforms to create 3 million jobs

Hywel Roberts, 31 Mar 2014

Chancellor George Osborne is to hail the effectiveness of the Government's welfare reforms today, saying...

KPMG supports living wage event Fair Play Fortnight

Hywel Roberts, 28 Mar 2014

KPMG is supporting a TUC initiative to raise awareness about the living wage. The Fair Play Fortnight...

Providers, businesses welcome 0.75% pension charges cap

Hywel Roberts, 28 Mar 2014

Pensions experts and the wider business community have largely welcomed the Government's introduction...

HRD salaries matching those of FDs, says HR recruitment expert

Hywel Roberts, 25 Mar 2014

HR directors are reportedly earning equivalent salaries to their finance department counterparts.

Companies face 'nightmare' delivering pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 25 Mar 2014

The chancellor's announcement that everyone with defined contribution (DC) pension schemes will receive...

Many employers not set up for age diverse workforces, says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 24 Mar 2014

Workforces with up to four generations are an opportunity for innovation, but most companies are ill-prepared...

Employers failing to back paternity leave

Hywel Roberts, 24 Mar 2014

Male employees are being put off from taking advantage of shared parental leave schemes due to the attitudes...

Budget means £165 billion of pensions 'not fit for purpose'

Hywel Roberts, 21 Mar 2014

Changes to the pension rules, specifically removing the need for annuities, mean that people who have...

Budget: Big changes to rules on pensions

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

Pensions saw the biggest changes in the 2014 budget. From now on people will not be forced to buy annuities...

Budget: Unemployment, benefits claimants down in past year

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

UK unemployment has fallen by 191,000 in the past year, according to the latest ONS statistics.

Chancellor expected to raise personal tax allowance in budget

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

George Osborne may be set to raise the amount employees can earn before paying income tax to more than...

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