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)...

Government calls for evidence on pension scheme quality

Tom Newcombe, 05 Jul 2013

The Government has launched a call for evidence into quality standards in workplace defined contribution...

Police pensions may be cut for misconduct

Katie Jacobs, 01 Jul 2013

Police officers who commit serious misconduct should have their pensions docked, a group of MPs has said....

Government to scrap PPF cap for long-serving staff

Arvind Hickman, 26 Jun 2013

The amount of pensions compensation long-serving staff can receive if their company folds will increase...

Employers failing to provide adequate annuity support: NAPF

Arvind Hickman, 26 Jun 2013

Retiring employees are not receiving adequate support when it comes to choosing their annuity, potentially...

NHS probe launched on effects of raised pensions age

Arvind Hickman, 24 Jun 2013

The Working Longer Review – a group of NHS employers, trade unions and health officials – has launched...

Over half of businesses 'unprepared' for auto-enrolment

Tom Newcombe, 18 Jun 2013

Employers are being urged to start preparing for auto-enrolment 18 months before their staging date....

UK pension saving hits 'all-time low'

Tom Newcombe, 03 Jun 2013

The number of people saving for retirement has hit an "all-time low", according to the annual Scottish...

UK welcomes EU rethink on 'damaging' plans for solvency II pensions rules

Tom Newcombe, 29 May 2013

European regulators have dropped a bid to make pension funds subject to the same capital rules as banks...

Contributing to employees' pensions pot is key to auto-enrolment, says NEST

Tom Newcombe, 21 May 2013

Employer contributions are key to staff staying opted in to their auto-enrolment scheme, according to...

Government announces clampdown on pension charges

Tom Newcombe, 13 May 2013

The Government has announced a plan to protect consumers by tackling high and inappropriate pension charges....

Unite challenges Axa over plans to cut final salary pension scheme

Tom Newcombe, 30 Apr 2013

Financial services firm Axa has announced plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme and transfer...

MPs call for single regulator for workplace pensions

Tom Newcombe, 25 Apr 2013

MPs have called for workplace pensions governance to be overseen by a single regulatory body, in a report...

'Reckless' EU pensions rules could cost UK businesses £450 billion

Tom Newcombe, 10 Apr 2013

European pension proposals that will force employers to make bigger contributions could increase UK pension...

Children of the 80s wake up to pensions

Tom Newcombe, 08 Apr 2013

Young workers born in the 1980s are more "switched on" to pensions than older colleagues and plan to...

Public sector pensions funding gap "set to double"

Tom Newcombe, 02 Apr 2013

Taxpayers face paying even more to subsidise public sector pensions than previously believed, a new study...

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