Unite Workers vote to strike on 30 November, as TUC claims Government's pension offer is 'misleading'

HR Editorial, 18 Nov 2011

GMB, Ucatt and Unite have become the latest unions to confirm, following ballots, their members are supporting...


Shadow health secretary hits out at Government proposals around public sector pensions

Chris Parr, 11 Nov 2011

The shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (pictured) has hit out at the Government’s proposed changes...


NAPF warns Government changes to pensions auto-enrolment rules now will be 'highly damaging'

David Woods, 10 Nov 2011

The Government must not make a U-turn on its plans to start automatically enrolling all workers into...

Pensions Bill receives Royal Assent

HR Editorial, 04 Nov 2011

The Pensions Bill 2010-11 received Royal Assent yesterday bringing into force changes, including the...

Government puts forward 'generous' new proposals to unions on public sector pension reform

David Woods, 03 Nov 2011

The Government has urged trade unions to accept new proposals on average salary schemes for public sector...

Private sector pensions system is 'significantly flawed' according to industry leaders

David Woods, 02 Nov 2011

The pensions system in the private sector is “significantly flawed” and will leave too many people...

Numbers in pension schemes drop to 60-year low

HR Editorial, 28 Oct 2011

The number of people paying into an occupational pension has fallen to its lowest level since the mid...

HR 'keener than other functions' to outsource pensions administration

David Woods, 25 Oct 2011

The closure of defined benefit schemes, escalating costs and regulatory changes are the top reasons driving...

NAPF Conference: Government will act to stop employers bribing staff to leave defined benefit pension schemes

David Woods, 21 Oct 2011

The Government will “take action” over companies offering employees cash incentives to leave final...

NAPF Conference: employers warned to immediately tackle complexity in pensions communication, as 'the system is not working'

David Woods, 21 Oct 2011

The National Association of Pension Funds’ chief executive Joanne Segars (pictured) yesterday urged...

NAPF Conference: pensions managers debate if their brief sits within HR's remit

David Woods, 21 Oct 2011

The changes to pensions legislation in 2012, will mean a shift in the job specifications of pensions...

NAPF Conference: 'get on with preparing for auto-enrolment now' employers told

David Woods, 21 Oct 2011

HR directors and pensions managers at the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) Conference in...

NAPF Conference: pensions minister warns if retirement savings situation doesn't improve, the Government will be forced to legislate further

David Woods, 21 Oct 2011

The pensions minister Steve Webb (pictured with NAPF chief executive Joanne Segars) has confirmed the...

NAPF Conference: new shadow pensions minister outlines his agenda

David Woods, 21 Oct 2011

After taking on the role only 10 days ago, the new shadow minister for pensions Gregg McClymont (pictured),...

NAPF Conference: three million employees could opt out of auto-enrolment, research finds

David Woods, 20 Oct 2011

Three million employees are likely to "turn their backs" on Government plans to automatically enrol them...

Employer miscommunication of pensions to new recruits ‘woeful and deeply worrying’ according to NAPF

David Woods, 17 Oct 2011

Employer miscommunication of pensions to new recruits ‘woeful and deeply worrying’ according to NAPF...

Government climb down on state pension age will benefit 33,000 female employees

David Woods, 14 Oct 2011

Women who would have seen a two-year increase to their state pension age will have their wait reduced...

UK pensions system maintains adequacy, sustainability and integrity, according to Mercer

David Woods, 12 Oct 2011

The UK pension system has maintained its sixth place ranking for the third year running in a global comparison...

Pensions auto-enrolment: 100 employers already signed up to NEST

HR Editorial, 12 Oct 2011

Almost 100 employers have so far signed up to use National Employees Savings Trust (NEST) ahead of the...

Employee faith in occupational pensions hits rock-bottom, according to NAPF

David Woods, 20 Sep 2011

Staff confidence in pensions has hit a record low in the ongoing fallout from the financial crisis, the...

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