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...

Auto-enrolment fees cap delayed

Gabriella Jozwiak, 20 Jan 2014

Plans to cap management fees charged by pension providers have been delayed, according to a pensions...

Autumn Statement: Gen Y won't receive pension until 70

Tom Newcombe, 05 Dec 2013

The state pension age is set to rise to 70 after 2050, chancellor George Osborne has said.

Pensions regulator targets recruitment in auto-enrolment probe

Tom Newcombe, 22 Nov 2013

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has visited a number of recruitment agencies as part of an in-depth look...

Government sets out proposals to re-shape workplace pension schemes

Tom Newcombe, 08 Nov 2013

The Government has set out a range of proposals to reshape workplace pensions for future generations....

Pension Protection Fund surplus increases to £1.8 billion

Tom Newcombe, 30 Oct 2013

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF), the lifeboat for underfunded retirement schemes of insolvent employers,...

Government considers cap on 'rip-off' pension charges

Tom Newcombe, 30 Oct 2013

Pensions minister Steve Webb (pictured) has confirmed he is backing a 0.75% cap on auto-enrolment pension...

Women’s retirement saving at all-time low, says Scottish Widows report

Katie Jacobs, 23 Oct 2013

The number of women preparing adequately for retirement is at an all-time low, according to the latest...

Pension contribution rates 'inadequate', PPI report finds

Tom Newcombe, 22 Oct 2013

Employees who save for the pension at the minimum auto-enrolment rate will be short of money in retirement,...

2014 could be the year the tide turns for the pensions industry, minister says

Katie Jacobs, 18 Oct 2013

The next year will be a critical turning point for the pensions industry, if it can rise to the challenge...

NAPF chairman calls for pensions industry to build trust

Tom Newcombe, 18 Oct 2013

The pensions industry must do more to build public trust, new NAPF chairman, Ruston Smith (pictured)...

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