'Unfair' annuities system slashes £1 billion from pension payouts every year, finds NAPF and Cass Business School

David Woods, 06 Feb 2012

Millions of private sector workers saving for their retirement are stuck with a “hugely unfair and...


Government issues employer regulation for pensions auto-enrolment

David Woods, 02 Feb 2012

The Government has published a package of regulation to help employers prepare for automatic enrolment...


UK employers are ‘on auto-pilot’ for auto-enrolment, according to pensions consultancy report

David Woods, 01 Feb 2012

Employers have failed to take the right steps to assess the true cost of auto-enrolment, according to...

NEST launches regional roadshows to help large employers prepare for this year's pension changes

HR Editorial, 27 Jan 2012

The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has embarked on a series of regional roadshows for large...

Government announces revised timetable for smaller employers to auto-enrol staff into pensions

David Woods, 26 Jan 2012

A revised timetable for when employers of all sizes must start enrolling their staff in a workplace pension...

Pension pots will diminish for younger workers, according to analysis by Barnett Waddingham

David Woods, 24 Jan 2012

Figures produced by the actuarial firm Barnett Waddingham point to a big disparity between what a young...

Doctors vote against Government's reforms for NHS pensions

David Woods, 19 Jan 2012

Doctors and medical students have “overwhelmingly” voted to reject proposed changes to the NHS pension...

Pensions jargon could prevent millions from saving for retirement finds NEST/YouGov

David Woods, 11 Jan 2012

Millions of employees are set to start saving for their retirement with pensions auto enrolment coming...

Union anger as Shell becomes last FTSE 100 employer to close final salary pension scheme

David Woods, 09 Jan 2012

Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to close its final salary pension scheme to new members has provoked anger...

EU pensions regime could cost UK employers £500 billion and decimate jobs market, experts claim

David Woods, 05 Jan 2012

Employers would have to inject at least £300 billion into their final salary (defined benefit) pensions...

ACA urges Government to 'be bold' as gulf between private and public sector pensions grows

HR Editorial, 04 Jan 2012

The gulf between private and public sector pensions is set to grow in a tough economic climate, prompting...

Government lays out 'final decision' on public sector pensions

HR Editorial, 21 Dec 2011

The Government has announced its ‘final decision’ on the future of public sector pensions. Over the...

Teachers will have to pay more to pension pots next year to save £314 million, says Department of Education

David Woods, 19 Dec 2011

Employer contributions for teachers’ pensions will remain the same this year, but next year staff will...

Government launches plans to abolish short service refunds, to get more employees saving in pension schemes

David Woods, 16 Dec 2011

New plans have been published to ensure money saved into a pension stays in a pension, in a bid to get...

Jump in numbers of employers closing defined benefit pensions since 2010, finds NAPF

David Woods, 15 Dec 2011

The number of businesses that have closed their final salary pension to all of their staff has jumped...

Economic uncertainty leads to stagnation of pension contributions, Mercer reveals

David Woods, 13 Dec 2011

Contributions to UK defined contribution (DC) pension schemes have stagnated as employers face tough...

EU uncertainty around pensions damages growth prospects of UK employers, CBI/Towers Watson research reports

David Woods, 12 Dec 2011

Proposed EU pension regulations would “add significantly” to business costs at a time when pension...

Department of Health's announcement that low paid NHS staff won't have to pay extra for pensions, doesn't cut it with unions

David Woods, 09 Dec 2011

More than half a million extra staff will not need to pay any extra into their pensions next year, the...

Employers know about pensions auto-enrolment, but fail to grasp their obligations, says CIPD

David Woods, 05 Dec 2011

Three quarters of employers are “fully aware” they have less than a year to prepare for pensions...

Ruling on CPI indexation for public pensions is ‘disappointing’ and leaves private pensioners uncertain

David Woods, 05 Dec 2011

The High Court has ruled the Government’s switch to CPI indexation for public sector pensions is lawful....

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