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Pensions experts divided over CDC

Hywel Roberts, 05 Jun 2014

Pensions suppliers and associations are failing to agree on the value of collective defined contribution...

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Queen to announce collective pension plans in speech

Hywel Roberts, 02 Jun 2014

Plans for workers pay into collective savings schemes, as is the case in Holland, will be unveiled in...

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Employers would reject lower auto-enrolment threshold, says pensions lawyer

Hywel Roberts, 30 May 2014

Business would not support Labour proposals to lower the minimum earnings threshold for auto-enrolment,...

Half of employees 'don't trust' pensions industry

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Almost half (49%) of workers distrust the pensions industry, according to research by Capita Employee...

Staff and employers concerned over retirement savings

Hywel Roberts, 08 May 2014

Most UK employees acknowledge they are not saving enough money for their retirement, according to a survey...

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,...

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...

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...

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