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Budget 2015 reaction: Lifetime Allowance reduction ‘unfair and unwise’

Rebecca Gowler, 19 Mar 2015

A pensions expert has branded chancellor George Osborne’s announcement that the pensions Lifetime Allowance...

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Budget 2015: Few surprises for businesses

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

The 2015 Budget contained few big surprises for business, with chancellor George Osborne stressing the...

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Budget 2015: What will it mean for HR?

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

What will today’s Budget bring? HR magazine quickly runs through what HR and business-related policies...

Employers don’t trust government’s Pension Wise service

Rebecca Gowler, 10 Mar 2015

More than half (51%) of employers do not trust the government’s Pension Wise service to give their...

One in 10 are worried they can’t afford to retire

Rebecca Gowler, 04 Mar 2015

One in 10 people (13%) are worried they will never be able to afford to retire, according to research...

Employers concerned about pensions scams

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Feb 2015

Eight in 10 (84%) employers believe their staff may be at risk from pensions scams when April’s pensions...

A fifth of retirees not ready to give up work

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Feb 2015

Over a fifth (21%) of people planning to retire are not ready to give up working entirely, according...

SMEs putting off auto-enrolment preparation until after the election

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Feb 2015

Small- and medium-sized enterprises are putting off preparing for pensions auto-enrolment until after...

Webb calls for government department for 'ageing society'

Jonathan Tilley, 12 Feb 2015

Pensions minister Steve Webb has called for the formation of a new government department to deal with...

It’s time to ‘revolutionise retirement’, says older workers champion

Katie Jacobs, 12 Feb 2015

Business and policy leaders need to “revolutionise retirement” in the UK to encourage older people...

More than half a million people to transfer from DB pensions

Rebecca Gowler, 10 Feb 2015

More than half a million people are set to transfer from their defined benefit (DB) pensions schemes...

Millions of savers locked out of pensions freedoms

HR Editorial, 28 Jan 2015

Millions of people may not have access to the new pensions freedoms coming into effect in April, according...

Almost five million people at risk of poor pensions decisions

Rebecca Gowler, 28 Jan 2015

Research by The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has found that 4.8 million people are at...

Employees planning for retirement sooner due to pensions freedoms

Becky Frith, 26 Jan 2015

Over a third (34%) of employees will think about planning for retirement sooner as a result of new freedoms,...

Three-quarters of employers noticing impact of auto-enrolment

Becky Frith, 23 Jan 2015

Three-quarters (75%) of employers are noticing an administrative impact of auto-enrolment, according...

Employees want support on pensions changes

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Jan 2015

Over a third (36%) of employees say they want their employer to provide support on retirement planning,...

Freedom of pensions proposals ignored by employers

Becky Frith, 08 Jan 2015

Seven in 10 employers have not informed staff about changes in freedom of pension proposals that come...

Financial education around retirement to become more widespread

HR Editorial, 06 Jan 2015

About one-third (36%) of employers expect the provision of financial education and support at retirement...

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...

‘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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