Auto-enrolment risks creating nation of 'pension zombies', says Hargreaves Lansdown

Tom Newcombe, 04 Oct 2013

Paying into an employees' pension fund is a "thankless expense" if no attempt is made to help staff understand...


Teachers stage 24-hour strike in row over pay, pensions and working conditions

Tom Newcombe, 01 Oct 2013

Today, teachers across four regions in the UK are striking as part of an on-going row over pay, pensions...


Auto-enrolment 'success' as fewer than expected opt-out

Tom Newcombe, 30 Sep 2013

Fewer people than expected have opted out of the Government's auto-enrolment pension scheme, according...

Firefighters to stage strike from midday in row over pensions

Tom Newcombe, 25 Sep 2013

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will strike for fours hours from midday as part of an ongoing...

OFT outlines reforms to tackle 'poor value' pensions

Tom Newcombe, 19 Sep 2013

The Office of Fair Trading's study into the £275 billion defined contribution (DC) pensions market has...

A fifth of workers fear they will never retire

Tom Newcombe, 18 Sep 2013

One in five UK workers fear they will never be able to fully stop working because of a shortfall in pensions...

Ban on consultancy charges in auto-enrolment pension schemes

Tom Newcombe, 17 Sep 2013

Legislation banning consultancy charges on auto-enrolment schemes has come into force.

Decline in pension contributions among those yet to auto-enrol in a scheme

Tom Newcombe, 09 Sep 2013

Employees due to be enrolled into a workplace pension for the first time are becoming less willing to...

Teachers to strike in row over pay, pensions and workloads

Tom Newcombe, 06 Sep 2013

Teachers in England are planning to hold a fresh round of strikes over pay, pensions and workloads.

Pensions for FTSE 100 directors averages £260K a year, study finds

Tom Newcombe, 05 Sep 2013

The average pension pot for a FTSE 100 director increased by £400,000 last year to £4.73 million, with...

Record number of people have no retirement plans

Katie Jacobs, 22 Aug 2013

One in seven (14%) non-retired people, the equivalent of more than 5 million people, do not plan on retiring,...

Deferring state pension could cost workers £6,000, study finds

Tom Newcombe, 20 Aug 2013

The value of deferring state pension is set to be cut in half and could leave many people around £6,000...

Low opt out rate for auto-enrolment, DWP figures reveal

Tom Newcombe, 08 Aug 2013

More than 90% of workers auto-enrolled into a workplace pension scheme are staying in, according to figures...

Pensions deficit widens at FTSE100 firms, LCP report finds

Tom Newcombe, 06 Aug 2013

The pension deficit at FTSE100 companies has increased, according to a report published today by pensions...

Almost two million workers left behind by auto-enrolment

Tom Newcombe, 01 Aug 2013

Millions of UK workers are at risk of retiring on just the state pension because they don't qualify for...

UK workforce facing savings crisis

Tom Newcombe, 23 Jul 2013

The financial crisis has dented the UK's savings culture, according to research by Now Pensions.

Auto-enrolment hits one million mark

Tom Newcombe, 19 Jul 2013

One million workers have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension, The Pensions Regulator...

Call for flat rate tax relief on pensions

Tom Newcombe, 15 Jul 2013

The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has called for a flat rate of tax relief on pension savings to encourage...

OFT concerned about workers' pension deals

Tom Newcombe, 12 Jul 2013

A number of concerns about the way the workplace pensions market operates have been identified by watchdog...

Government to lift NEST restrictions by 2017

Tom Newcombe, 10 Jul 2013

The Government has said it will lift restrictions placed on the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)...

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