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Fewer than half of employees are aware of auto-enrolment, says Scottish Widows

Tom Newcombe, 10 Sep 2012

Only 39% of full and part-time employees are aware of auto-enrolment, according to a report published...

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Wasabi launches its first UK employee benefits package

David Woods, 31 Aug 2012

Wasabi the sushi retailer has, for the first time, introduced a pension and benefits package to its UK...

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Morrisons launches pension scheme tailored for auto-enrolment

HR Editorial, 29 Aug 2012

Morrisons has launched a cash balance pension scheme in preparation for its auto-enrolment staging date...

Unite members vote to accept Government proposals on pension reform

David Woods, 28 Aug 2012

Members of Unite, Britain's largest trade union that work in local government have voted to accept the...

Quantitative easing increases defined benefit pension deficit by £375 billion, claims Bluefin

HR Editorial, 28 Aug 2012

Following the Bank of England’s paper on the impact of quantitative easing (QE), research from Capita’s...

Government prepares for single state pension, say industry experts

David Woods, 23 Aug 2012

Pensions experts have suggested the Government is flexing its muscles to introduce a flat rate state...

State pension income varies from £7 a week to £230 a week, DWP finds

HR Editorial, 22 Aug 2012

The amount of state pension money paid out to pensioners can differ by more than £200 a week – that’s...

GMB members vote 95% in favour of local government pensions deal

David Woods, 21 Aug 2012

The new Local Government Pension Scheme 2014 proposals represent a fair and balanced outcome, which means...

Changes in retirement legislation look set to shake up workforce profiles, predicts Jelf

David Woods, 15 Aug 2012

Following the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), and the chancellor, George Osborne’s,...

Auto-enrolment – why it makes sense to plan ahead

Alison Cribbs, 02 Aug 2012

With effect from October 2012, UK employers will be required to automatically enrol 'eligible jobholders'...

DWP claims auto-enrolment could double private pensions income

HR Editorial, 01 Aug 2012

Automatic enrolment could almost double private pension income by the time people now starting work reach...

UK employers not given enough time to consider EU plans threatening £300 billion in pensions costs, warns NAPF

David Woods, 01 Aug 2012

The European Commission (EC) is “rushing through harmful plans” that could saddle UK pension funds...

TUC urges Government to prevent employers using pensions contributions to pay for consultancy around auto-enrolment

David Woods, 31 Jul 2012

The TUC has called on the Government to ban employers from passing on the costs of taking advice from...

Pensions minister confident auto-enrolment will reverse the 15% slump in pension saving since 2007

David Woods, 27 Jul 2012

Automatic enrolment will reverse the slump in pension saving, with around half of British firms with...

Employers fail to cater for staff savings needs, Mercer reveals

David Woods, 26 Jul 2012

Employees want more flexibility around their savings and pensions options but their employers are not...

Who said retirement was restful? Over 65s are 'living life to the full', finds NEST

David Woods, 23 Jul 2012

Over 65s are more likely than anyone else to be enjoying life to the full, with social lives that most...

High rate taxpayers fail to claim tax relef on pensions, reveals Prudential

David Woods, 23 Jul 2012

Nearly six out of 10 higher rate taxpayers are failing to claim the full tax relief (worth 40%) they...

High Court ruling sheds light on issues surrounding the transfer of early retirement pension entitlements

Patricia Critchley, 23 Jul 2012

The P&G vs Svenska Cellulose case, being hailed by many as a landmark ruling, provides much needed guidance...

UK auto-enrolment duty could cost up to 10% of company payroll, says Eversheds

David Woods, 20 Jul 2012

From October 2012, legal requirements are being introduced that will ultimately place a duty on UK employers...

DWP identifies 11 million not saving enough for retirement

David Woods, 19 Jul 2012

Almost 11 million UK employees are facing inadequate retirement incomes, according to figures from the...

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