Heineken closes defined benefit pension, replacing it with double-matched defined contribution scheme

David Woods, 20 Jul 2011

Heineken, the beer and cider business, has introduced changes to its future pension arrangements for...


Employers overpay into defined benefit pensions to the tune of £5 billion per year

HR Editorial, 12 Jul 2011

Companies are overpaying into defined benefit pension schemes, with funding targets more than 10% higher...


Companies not doing legwork on employer duties around pensions, Aon Hewitt poll finds

HR Editorial, 24 Jun 2011

A third of employers have yet to undertake pension contribution cost modelling for the impact of the...

SMEs forced to freeze salaries or take pension contributions from profit to fund auto-enrolment

HR Editorial, 23 Jun 2011

More than a third of small businesses will be forced to freeze salaries to pay pension contributions...

Lower wage earners face pension shortfall in retirement, according to ONS stats

David Woods, 22 Jun 2011

Low pension scheme membership by employees in low-income brackets is affecting how they will live when...

Danny Alexander: Strike action over public sector pension reform will be a "colossal mistake"

David Woods, 20 Jun 2011

Unions will be making a "colossal mistake" if they strike next week over public sector cuts and pension...

Worth it: L’Oréal pension scheme earns NAPF Pension Quality Mark

David Woods, 15 Jun 2011

L’Oréal, the cosmetics and beauty company, has received the Pension Quality Mark (PQM) for its defined...

NEST appoints primary pensions adviser

David Woods, 13 Jun 2011

Global law firm Wragge has been appointed as the primary pensions legal adviser to the NEST (National...

NAPF celebrates 100th employer to receive its pensions quality mark for a defined contribution arrangement

David Woods, 03 Jun 2011

Vodafone has become the 100th employer to get the Pension Quality Mark (PQM) for offering its staff a...

Widespread ignorance persists of imminent NEST and auto-enrolment, survey finds

David Woods, 01 Jun 2011

A 'majority' of employers are unaware of auto-enrolment for pensions schemes, which is due to be introduced...

HM Treasury shouldn’t jeopardise sustainable public service pensions, says Commons committee

David Woods, 26 May 2011

The Commons Public Accounts Committee publishes a report today, which, on the basis of evidence from...

Pensions minister Steve Webb warns business to play fair on pensions

David Woods, 25 May 2011

Pensions minister Steve Webb (pictured) says employers must stop “tricking people” into giving up...

TUI Travel uses Thomson brand to consolidate pension arrangements

David Woods, 24 May 2011

Leisure travel provider TUI Travel is to cap the rate of future growth of pensionable pay for its UK...

NEST Corporation starts work with employers to implement new pensions schemes, ahead of 2012 auto-enrolment

David Woods, 20 May 2011

The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) Corporation has launched its auto-enrolment website for...

Men can expect 50% more income in retirement than women, as gender gap is £6,500 per year

David Woods, 17 May 2011

Men retiring in 2011 expect to receive 50% more pension income than women, according to new research...

Countdown to pensions auto-enrolment: Employers start to receive information from the Pensions Regulator

David Woods, 17 May 2011

Letters marking 18 months until the first employers must automatically enrol staff into a workplace pension...

PPF launches new framework to protect volatile pension funds going forward

David Woods, 16 May 2011

Following extensive consultation, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) today (Monday) announced details...

Face-to-face education boosts pensions take-up at Oracle

David Woods, 05 May 2011

Software systems provider Oracle has increased the number of employers in its group personal pension...

McCarthy & Stone launches corporate wrap for employee savings

David Woods, 04 May 2011

McCarthy & Stone has launched a new pensions system for staff incorporating a self-invested personal...

Pensions Bill passed by the House of Lords

David Woods, 04 May 2011

The Pensions Bill has been accepted by the House of Lords, further paving the away for auto-enrolment...

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