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Private sector employees oppose an autumn of public sector strikes over pensions

David Woods, 15 Sep 2011

Unite, the largest union in the country, will ballot its 250,000 members in the public sector for industrial...

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HR staff are among the most disillusioned employees when it comes to preparing for retirement, Mercer reveals

HR Editorial, 13 Sep 2011

Employees are experiencing a crisis of confidence in their readiness for retirement, according to research...

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Heineken receives 95% voluntary sign-up to DC pension scheme

HR Editorial, 13 Sep 2011

Heineken, the beer and cider company, has achieved a 95% voluntary sign-up to its new defined contribution...

Almost half of employees in DC pensions don't know how much they are saving for retirement, says Scottish Widows

David Woods, 13 Sep 2011

Almost half of employees in a defined contribution (DC) scheme do not know what they are contributing...

ONS: Value of pension contributions drops £2 billion since 2008

David Woods, 08 Sep 2011

Total contributions to personal pensions in the UK fell from £20.9 billion in 2007/08 to £18.7 billion...

TUC report on soaring value of FTSE 100 directors' pensions, provokes strong reaction from industry experts

David Woods, 07 Sep 2011

Directors of the UK's top companies have amassed pension pots worth an average of £3.9 million, according...

Employers failing to protect their pension investments, Xafinity research suggests

HR Editorial, 05 Sep 2011

Employers are not doing enough to protect their pension investments, with staff in defined-contribution...

One in three employers forced to reduce pension spend in the advent of auto-enrolment, says ACA

David Woods, 01 Sep 2011

A third of larger employers are looking to decrease their spend on workplace pensions at the very time...

Pensions auto-enrolment: 93% of large employers are unprepared, according to Standard Life

David Woods, 31 Aug 2011

With just over a year to go until pensions auto-enrolment will affect larger employers, the majority...

ITV pension deal heralds the start of a new de-risking trend

David Woods, 23 Aug 2011

As pressure continues to mount on corporate pension schemes, a new market is taking off in pension risk...

Employers may end up paying more for healthcare, warns IFS

Siân Harrington, 11 Aug 2011

Policies to limit demand, increase productivity or up the use of private money in healthcare should be...

'Cut our pay not our pensions' say public sector employees

David Woods, 05 Aug 2011

Public sector workers are "desperately" holding onto their pension packages in the face of ever-decreasing...

Increased life expectancy figures must serve as a warning for employees to save for retirement

David Woods, 05 Aug 2011

Twenty year olds are three times more likely to reach 100 than people of their grandparent’s age (80...

Public sector bodies launch consultations into changes to pension schemes

David Woods, 01 Aug 2011

Each of the public service pension schemes has now begun a consultation on their proposals for member...

Independent investigation outlines course of action to boost private sector pensions

David Woods, 01 Aug 2011

Private sector workers must get a better deal from their pensions if they are to save enough for retirement,...

CIPD warns Government and unions to "stop squabbling" over pensions

HR Editorial, 29 Jul 2011

Government and unions need to move quickly beyond squabbling over inevitable changes to public sector...

DWP consultation shows "overwhelming support" for a single-tier state pension

HR Editorial, 28 Jul 2011

A summary of consultation responses published yesterday revealed broad support for state pension reforms...

High Court decision on what makes a DC pension throws up questions for employers

David Woods, 28 Jul 2011

The first Supreme Court judgment on pension schemes was handed down yesterday, clarifying confusion around...

Oracle launches group personal pension with 89% take-up rate

David Woods, 28 Jul 2011

Oracle has rolled out a group personal pension to its entire UK staff, with an 89% take-up.

More changes could be afoot on public sector pensions

David Woods, 21 Jul 2011

A meeting of the TUC's public service unions yesterday earlier this week agreed to extend the TUC's negotiations...

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