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Firefighters' pension plans pass Commons vote amid protests

Hywel Roberts, 16 Dec 2014

Controversial plans to raise firefighters' pension age have passed a vote in the House of Commons despite...

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‘Jobs tax’ abolished for employers taking on young apprentices

Hywel Roberts, 03 Dec 2014

Employers will no longer have to make national insurance (NI) contributions when taking on apprentices...

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More auto-enrolment fines to come, warn experts

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

Employers who do not take pensions regulations could face more fines for not complying with auto-enrolment...

Momentum building towards April reform deadline, says Webb

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has insisted the raft of pensions changes set for 6 April 2015 will be ready...

NAPF calls for independent retirement savings commission

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

NAPF chief executive Joanne Segars has called for an independent, non-political body to be set up to...

Shadow pensions minister calls for trustee governance

Katie Jacobs, 16 Oct 2014

Pensions schemes should be governed by trustees to ensure savers get value for money, shadow pensions...

‘Lack of clarity’ stalling pensions reforms

Hywel Roberts, 16 Oct 2014

A lack of information on proposed pensions reform is preventing providers from making changes in time...

Treasury to relax pension rules further

Hywel Roberts, 14 Oct 2014

Measures expected to be announced by chancellor George Osborne later today will see savers able to take...

Osborne proposes two-year freeze on benefits

Hywel Roberts, 30 Sep 2014

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Conservatives would freeze benefits for those of a working...

Take-home pay in 2017 lower than pre-crisis levels, says EY report

Hywel Roberts, 29 Sep 2014

Take-home pay in 2017 will be lower than pre-crisis levels, says an EY report.

Conservatives plan benefits cap to fund apprentices

Hywel Roberts, 29 Sep 2014

The Conservatives have unveiled plans to fund 3 million apprenticeships, partly by imposing stricter...

Advisers not confident providers can handle auto-enrolment demand

HR Editorial, 11 Sep 2014

More than nine in ten advisers believe pension providers are ‘cherry picking’ auto-enrolment business,...

AE savers have less than 50% chance of matching work income

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

Employees who put in minimum contributions to their auto-enrolment pensions from 22- to 68-years-old...

Think tank urges greater savings flexibility for self-employed

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

The government should offer greater flexibility for the increasing number of British self-employed workers,...

Auto-enrolment doesn't provide 'decent' income for low-paid workers, says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

The government is ignoring the fact that employees on a low income will not earn enough to live comfortably...

Employers believe guaranteed pension guidance will be insufficient

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

Around two-thirds (62%) of employers plan to offer additional savings advice to retirees as they do not...

Employers may face extra costs over pension cap charges

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

The financial impact of pension cap charges on employers and the pensions industry may be significantly...

Money is there for firefighters' pension, says FBU assistant general secretary

Hywel Roberts, 01 Aug 2014

The Government would not have to put in additional money to afford to pay firemens' pensions from 55-years-old,...

Guaranteed pensions advice to be independent, Government says

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

The guaranteed advice on employees taking their pensions from April 2015 is to be provided by independent...

A million public sector workers go on strike

Katie Jacobs, 10 Jul 2014

About a million public sectors workers are expected to strike today in a series of disputes with the...

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