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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...

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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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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...

Employers would reject lower auto-enrolment threshold, says pensions lawyer

Hywel Roberts, 30 May 2014

Business would not support Labour proposals to lower the minimum earnings threshold for auto-enrolment,...

Half of employees 'don't trust' pensions industry

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Almost half (49%) of workers distrust the pensions industry, according to research by Capita Employee...

Staff and employers concerned over retirement savings

Hywel Roberts, 08 May 2014

Most UK employees acknowledge they are not saving enough money for their retirement, according to a survey...

Small businesses hiring staff to implement auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

More than 60% of SMEs are brining in extra HR resources to cope with the rigours of staging auto-enrolment,...

CPS report calls for radical changes to pension rules

Hywel Roberts, 22 Apr 2014

Abolishing the lifetime allowance cap and reforming tax relief on pensions are among measures that could...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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