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SMEs putting off auto-enrolment preparation until after the election

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Feb 2015

Small- and medium-sized enterprises are putting off preparing for pensions auto-enrolment until after...

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Webb calls for government department for 'ageing society'

Jonathan Tilley, 12 Feb 2015

Pensions minister Steve Webb has called for the formation of a new government department to deal with...

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It’s time to ‘revolutionise retirement’, says older workers champion

Katie Jacobs, 12 Feb 2015

Business and policy leaders need to “revolutionise retirement” in the UK to encourage older people...

More than half a million people to transfer from DB pensions

Rebecca Gowler, 10 Feb 2015

More than half a million people are set to transfer from their defined benefit (DB) pensions schemes...

Millions of savers locked out of pensions freedoms

HR Editorial, 28 Jan 2015

Millions of people may not have access to the new pensions freedoms coming into effect in April, according...

Almost five million people at risk of poor pensions decisions

Rebecca Gowler, 28 Jan 2015

Research by The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has found that 4.8 million people are at...

Employees planning for retirement sooner due to pensions freedoms

Becky Frith, 26 Jan 2015

Over a third (34%) of employees will think about planning for retirement sooner as a result of new freedoms,...

Three-quarters of employers noticing impact of auto-enrolment

Becky Frith, 23 Jan 2015

Three-quarters (75%) of employers are noticing an administrative impact of auto-enrolment, according...

Employees want support on pensions changes

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Jan 2015

Over a third (36%) of employees say they want their employer to provide support on retirement planning,...

Freedom of pensions proposals ignored by employers

Becky Frith, 08 Jan 2015

Seven in 10 employers have not informed staff about changes in freedom of pension proposals that come...

Financial education around retirement to become more widespread

HR Editorial, 06 Jan 2015

About one-third (36%) of employers expect the provision of financial education and support at retirement...

Firefighters' pension plans pass Commons vote amid protests

Hywel Roberts, 16 Dec 2014

Controversial plans to raise firefighters' pension age have passed a vote in the House of Commons despite...

‘Jobs tax’ abolished for employers taking on young apprentices

Hywel Roberts, 03 Dec 2014

Employers will no longer have to make national insurance (NI) contributions when taking on apprentices...

More auto-enrolment fines to come, warn experts

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

Employers who do not take pensions regulations could face more fines for not complying with auto-enrolment...

Momentum building towards April reform deadline, says Webb

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has insisted the raft of pensions changes set for 6 April 2015 will be ready...

NAPF calls for independent retirement savings commission

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

NAPF chief executive Joanne Segars has called for an independent, non-political body to be set up to...

Shadow pensions minister calls for trustee governance

Katie Jacobs, 16 Oct 2014

Pensions schemes should be governed by trustees to ensure savers get value for money, shadow pensions...

‘Lack of clarity’ stalling pensions reforms

Hywel Roberts, 16 Oct 2014

A lack of information on proposed pensions reform is preventing providers from making changes in time...

Treasury to relax pension rules further

Hywel Roberts, 14 Oct 2014

Measures expected to be announced by chancellor George Osborne later today will see savers able to take...

Osborne proposes two-year freeze on benefits

Hywel Roberts, 30 Sep 2014

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Conservatives would freeze benefits for those of a working...

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