Final salary pension schemes closing at the fastest rate on record, says NAPF

Tom Newcombe, 28 Jan 2013

Final salary pensions in the private sector have closed their doors to new staff at the fastest rate...


The Office of Fair Trading launches investigation into workplace pensions

Tom Newcombe, 18 Jan 2013

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an investigation to examine whether defined contribution...


Middle-income earners to be "hit hardest" in state pension changes, says Punter Southall

Tom Newcombe, 15 Jan 2013

State pension reforms have been unveiled, under which women, the self-employed and low earners will have...

Flat-rate state pension set to be introduced in 2017

Tom Newcombe, 14 Jan 2013

Details of a flat-rate state pension of £144 a week introduced in 2017 are set to be unveiled today....

Implementing auto-enrolment and DC pension schemes will remain the focus for 2013, says Mercer

HR Editorial, 10 Jan 2013

Auto-enrolment and Defined Contribution (DC) pension schemes will continue to dominate HR in 2013, according...

2013 Pension predictions from Towers Watson

HR Editorial, 08 Jan 2013

This year will be another challenging one for UK pensions professionals and their clients, according...

Flat rate state pension of £140-a-week among coalition plans in its mid-term review

Tom Newcombe, 07 Jan 2013

A flat rate state pension of £140 a week, funded by increases in the state retirement age, will be one...

Two thirds of employers yet to understand the cost impact of auto-enrolment

Tom Newcombe, 14 Dec 2012

Nearly two-thirds of employers do not yet fully understand how much auto-enrolment will cost their business,...

EU pension changes would slash jobs and growth, says CBI

Tom Newcombe, 12 Dec 2012

Proposed EU pension changes would force £350 million of extra costs onto UK businesses, hit long-term...

Pension tax relief has been slashed from £50,000 to £40,000 in a move to target high earners

Tom Newcombe, 05 Dec 2012

In his Autumn Statement speech today, chancellor George Osborne announced he is cutting the annual pension...

Pension reform – a necessary cost? Where’s the upside?

David Woodward, 05 Dec 2012

While many businesses are still at the early stages of understanding what pension reform means to them,...

Pensions Regulator slams 'poorly run' small schemes for auto-enrolment

Tom Newcombe, 05 Dec 2012

The Pensions Regulator, the UK regulator of work-based pension schemes, has said workers should not...

Chancellor must stop fiddling with pensions tax regime, says NAPF

Tom Newcombe, 03 Dec 2012

Further changes to the pensions tax system would undermine public confidence in saving for retirement...

Over 50s set to live longer but not prosper, says IFS

Tom Newcombe, 30 Nov 2012

The over-50s are underestimating how long they will live and are over-optimistic about how well off they...

Experts publish joint code on pension charges

Tom Newcombe, 28 Nov 2012

A joint industry code of conduct for disclosing information to employers on the charges made on workplace...

Pensions minister proposes half-way house ‘defined ambition’ saving scheme

Tom Newcombe, 23 Nov 2012

UK pensions minister Steve Webb yesterday set out a series of workplace pension reforms, including 'defined...

Half of UK employers not assessing impact of auto-enrolment, says CIPD

Tom Newcombe, 21 Nov 2012

The number of employees enrolled in workplace pensions could increase up to 82%, but only half of employers...

More than a third of workers will continue in employment past the age of 65

Tom Newcombe, 16 Nov 2012

Over a third of UK workers are planning to take advantage of the abolition of the default retirement...

Achieving excellence in people strategy: Discover, deliberate and differentiate: early bird rate limited time only

HR Editorial, 26 Oct 2012

Join us at the first HR magazine conference, where you will get a unique opportunity to hear from and...

Enforce full disclosure of pensions scheme costs, says shadow pensions minister

Katie Jacobs, 19 Oct 2012

In a speech at the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) conference in Liverpool yesterday, shadow...

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