Retirement

Government confirms plans to improve flexible work and carers' rights

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed its intentions to give UK workers the right to request flexible working from day one of the their employment, as well as...

Employees underestimate amount needed for pension pot

People are unaware how much they should contribute to their pensions and other long-term savings, according to research

Women lose state pension legal battle

Women who were born in the 1950s will not be compensated for the money they missed out on when the state pension age was raised from 60 to 65

Loneliness the biggest retirement concern

HR has a vital role to play in preparing employees for retirement and ensuring staff don't defer this out of fear of loneliness

One in eight unsure if they have a workplace pension

As the FCA plans to clamp down on firms offering unsuitable advice on pension transfers, research reveals that many workers don't understand workplace pensions

Pension scammers moving away from cold-calling

Employers must help raise awareness around pension scams, as scammers move away from traditional techniques

Pensions dashboards scheduled for next year

Experts have warned that data errors must be cleared up first for new pensions dashboards to be a success?

Pension scams cost victims £91,000 each

As regulators launch a campaign to warn against pension scams, HR also has a vital role in protecting employees

Over-50s plan to work longer

Older workers feel unsupported by their employers, despite estimates that a third of the UK workforce will be aged over 50 by 2020

Savers believe minimum pension contribution is ‘recommended amount’

80% aren’t confident they’re saving enough for retirement, according to new research

23 million will work beyond the age of 65

Three-quarters (75%) of UK employees will have to work beyond state pension age, according to research from Canada Life

Workplace pensions savings fall to all-time low

The average amount being put into a workplace pension has fallen to an all-time low, despite an increase in the number of people saving for retirement