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Small businesses hiring staff to implement auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

More than 60% of SMEs are brining in extra HR resources to cope with the rigours of staging auto-enrolment,...

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CPS report calls for radical changes to pension rules

Hywel Roberts, 22 Apr 2014

Abolishing the lifetime allowance cap and reforming tax relief on pensions are among measures that could...

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Government to give life expectancy estimates with pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 17 Apr 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has announced plans to give retirees rough estimates of their life expectancy...

DWP halves prediction of auto-enrolment opt-out rates

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has revised its forecast for the number of employees opting...

Thousands of SMEs 'underestimating' impact of auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 01 Apr 2014

The first wave of SMEs reach the staging date for auto-enrolment today, with pensions experts warning...

Providers, businesses welcome 0.75% pension charges cap

Hywel Roberts, 28 Mar 2014

Pensions experts and the wider business community have largely welcomed the Government's introduction...

Companies face 'nightmare' delivering pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 25 Mar 2014

The chancellor's announcement that everyone with defined contribution (DC) pension schemes will receive...

Many employers not set up for age diverse workforces, says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 24 Mar 2014

Workforces with up to four generations are an opportunity for innovation, but most companies are ill-prepared...

Budget means £165 billion of pensions 'not fit for purpose'

Hywel Roberts, 21 Mar 2014

Changes to the pension rules, specifically removing the need for annuities, mean that people who have...

Business experts welcome ‘make or break’ budget

Hywel Roberts, 20 Mar 2014

Several business groups have responded positively to yesterday’s budget, with the Confederation of...

Budget: Big changes to rules on pensions

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

Pensions saw the biggest changes in the 2014 budget. From now on people will not be forced to buy annuities...

Number of companies failing to comply with auto-enrolment could 'rise sharply'

Hywel Roberts, 11 Mar 2014

The proportion of employers failing to comply with auto-enrolment has been low, but this should not lead...

Smaller employers 'under pressure' as auto-enrolment staging looms

Hywel Roberts, 07 Mar 2014

Companies with impending staging dates for auto-enrolment may not have time to look through the options...

Pensions minister singles out 'auto-escalation' as next step for employers

Hywel Roberts, 27 Feb 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb yesterday told a group of HR and payroll professionals that “auto-escalation”,...

Parliament to consider amendments to pensions bill

Hywel Roberts, 24 Feb 2014

The House of Lords this week will examine amendments to The Pensions Bill to provide greater transparency...

Payroll providers divided over auto-enrolment simplification

Hywel Roberts, 21 Feb 2014

Payroll and pension systems companies are split over Department of Work and Pension (DWP) amendments...

HRDs warned over quality of pension schemes

Gabriella Jozwiak, 18 Feb 2014

HR directors need to “wake up” and ensure they offer good quality pensions as more employees take...

Audit of low-value pensions schemes gets underway

Gabriella Jozwiak, 12 Feb 2014

Workplace pension schemes that provide poor value for money are set to be investigated following the...

Pensions 'capacity crunch' on the horizon

Gabriella Jozwiak, 05 Feb 2014

More than 80% of pensions-focused businesses expect the volume of changes affecting pensions to damage...

Nest urges employers to prepare for auto-enrolment

Gabriella Jozwiak, 28 Jan 2014

Almost two thirds of the first employers to automatically enrol their staff into workplace pensions found...

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Model Leaders – What kind of leaders do we need now? Find out in this special issue

Breaking the Silence – Lucy Adams and the BBC

Take it to the bank – HR in charge as TSB branches off

Save us all – Do collective pension schemes work?

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