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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...

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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.

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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...

Four in 10 finance professionals look to move 'within six months'

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jul 2014

More than four in 10 (43%) employees in the financial services sector are planning to find a new role...

Only one in five employers plan pension changes

Hywel Roberts, 03 Jul 2014

Just 20% of employers intend to change their workplace pensions programmes, despite widespread changes...

Mixed reaction for Government's 'defined ambition' Pensions Bill

Hywel Roberts, 26 Jun 2014

Pensions experts have given a lukewarm reaction to the Government's plans to offer workplace savers a...

5,000 SMEs risk fines over auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 20 Jun 2014

A lack of understanding about their legal obligations could see as many as 5,000 small employers face...

Report calls for Government-backed service offering pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 16 Jun 2014

A report on retirement plans has found that 41% of savers do not understand pensions and calls for a...

Auto-enrolment 'biggest' challenge for 40% of employers

Hywel Roberts, 11 Jun 2014

Four in ten business leaders regard the implementation of auto-enrolment as the biggest challenge their...

Pensions experts divided over CDC

Hywel Roberts, 05 Jun 2014

Pensions suppliers and associations are failing to agree on the value of collective defined contribution...

Queen to announce collective pension plans in speech

Hywel Roberts, 02 Jun 2014

Plans for workers pay into collective savings schemes, as is the case in Holland, will be unveiled in...

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