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....

Public sector strikes aftermath: further industrial action will lead to backlash against 'right to strike'

David Woods, 01 Dec 2011

Yesterday’s public sector strikes, including two million members of staff, look set to cost the economy...

Autumn Statement: State pension age to rise to 67 in 2026

David Woods, 29 Nov 2011

The Government is set to increase the state pension age from 66 to 67 in 2026, the chancellor george...

Autumn Statement: State pension to increase to £107.45 in next financial year

David Woods, 29 Nov 2011

The basic state pension will next April rise by £5.30 to £107.45

Small businesses to be given longer to prepare for pensions auto-enrolment

David Woods, 29 Nov 2011

The Government confirmed that automatic enrolment will begin on time in autumn 2012, but small businesses...

Employees still have low confidence in saving for retirement, according to YouGov and NS&I

HR Editorial, 25 Nov 2011

Less than a third of adults in the UK people have confidence that contributing to pension plans is the...

National attitude towards the public sector strikes is 'softening', according to survey of 2,000 staff

David Woods, 24 Nov 2011

With less than a week to go until the proposed public sector strike, research from the CIPD reveals while...

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...

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