Pensions

Closing the gender pension gap: What can employers do?

It’s 50 years since it became illegal to pay women less than their male counterparts, yet the gender pay gap means women are still paid 15.5% less than men. The financial gap gets a whole lot wider...

What Brexit and coronavirus mean for GDPR

Last month marked three years since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Though the contents of the law have remained unchanged since 2018, Brexit and coronavirus mean...

Government drive towards Master Trusts – what do HR teams need to know?

Does your defined contribution pension scheme offer value for money to its members? Or would their interests be better served by transferring into a Master Trust? This is the question HR and finance...

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What HR should know about the Pensions Schemes Bill 2021

Changes to the Pensions Act will ensure employers are held to account for misusing employees' pensions.

Pension Schemes Act 2021 – a regulatory year to remember

While its road to Royal Assent has been far from smooth, the new Pension Schemes Act ushers in a new regulatory era for occupational pensions.

Workers delaying retirement plans

One in eight UK adults over the age of 55 who expected to retire in the near future now plan to delay their retirement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Plugging the Arcadia pension fund gap

Following the collapse of the Arcadia group roughly 13,000 employees are considering the security of their pensions yet the group has reported a £350m deficit in the ‘pot’ of its defined benefit...

Employees underestimating the importance of a pension

Nearly two thirds (81%) of Brits across all age groups may be underestimating how much of a pension they will need for retirement, according to new research.

HR could be guilty of age discrimination by incorrectly using post-work benefits

Post-work benefits such as pensions and permanent health insurance (PHI) are being incorrectly used by HR teams, according to Tim Cox, pension law partner at Linklaters.

Can we escape the single parent trap?

It’s sometimes said that being a single mother may be twice the work and twice the stress, but it’s also twice the love. The economic and somewhat less saccharine version of that might be that it is...

Re-imagining and reassuring employees of their pensions

As employers focus on how the world of work will look following the COVID-19 lockdown, the immediate challenge facing HR teams will be to reassure employees that the work environment is safe, and...

COVID-19 stalls UK workers' plans for retirement

Employers need to do more to support workers’ futures and financial security, says a new report.

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