An occupational pension scheme is a retirement savings plan provided by an employer for its employees. The most common plan is the group personal pension (GPP), while other ‘contract-based’ ‘defined contribution’ schemes are the stakeholder and group self invested personal pension (Sipp). Pensions run by a trustee board are the money purchase defined contribution scheme and the once-popular defined benefit plan (such as final salary).

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Tata Steel staff to be balloted on pensions strike action

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Dispute over proposed closure of DB scheme.


New exemptions introduced for auto-enrolment

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Changes set out in draft legislation.


Just 1% plan to spend entire pension pot on luxuries

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

PWC research: 27% intend to spend some of their pot.


Moog Controls boosts pensions engagement

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Engagement rose by 150% in some areas.

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Roffey Park informs staff about pension freedoms

Wed, 8 Apr 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

EXCLUSIVE: Via email and meetings.


Employees keen to cash in or drawdown pension pots

Wed, 8 Apr 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Providers highlight trends since 6 April.


Legislation and tax changes that took effect from 6 April 2015

Tue, 7 Apr 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Changes to employee benefits and pensions.

More news


Workplace pensions report 2014

Tue, 3 Jun 2014

The latest issues in workplace pensions.

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Buyer's guide to group personal pensions

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 | Updated: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 | By James Dyble

Big changes are taking place in the pension market. 


Buyer's guide to financial education

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 | By Alison Coleman

Legislative changes are driving employee need for education.


Buyer's guide to contract-based defined contribution pension schemes

Wed, 21 May 2014 | By Ceri Jones

DC scheme charges have been criticised.

More Buyer's Guides


How to review a pensions governance policy

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 | By Robert Crawford

A governance policy should be reviewed to ensure it remains relevant.

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How to manage employee-benefits-related risk

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 | By Tynan Barton

Employee benefits can create risks for an organisation. 


Quirky ways to communicate benefits to staff

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Innovative communications strategies are key for engaging staff in their benefits. 

More analysis

Peel Ports Group

Peel Ports Group creates own governance committee

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 | By Robert Crawford

It helps support good governance of its stakeholder scheme.


Scapa Group questions employees’ financial nous

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 | By Clare Bettelley

Ahead of April 2015’s pensions changes.

More case studies


Just 1% plan to spend entire pension pot on luxuries

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

PWC research: 27% intend to spend some of their pot.


Half of savers miss tell-tale signs of pension scams

Tue, 7 Apr 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Zurich research: Only 17% are not worried about falling victim to a scam.

More research

Debbie Lovewell, deputy editor, Employee Benefits

Lovewell's Logic: The rush for Lamborghinis?

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

Are staff engaging with new pension options?

Charles Cotton

Charles Cotton: How could the general election impact employee benefits?

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Living wage and benefits tax could be on the agenda.

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Technical changes to automatic enrolment

Jelf Employee Benefits Mon, 13 Apr 2015

The DWP published its Technical Changes to Automatic Enrolment document last month.


Auto-enrolment – ready for impact?

Johnson Fleming Fri, 10 Apr 2015

Iain Chadwick explains the widespread effect that the overhaul of pensions regulations and auto-enrolment will have on businesses.

Certification guide

Guide: how to... certify your pension scheme download

Johnson Fleming Wed, 8 Apr 2015

Certification is highly complex and surrounded by a minefield of information and auto-enrolment jargon.

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Pension Wise — now taking calls…

Jelf Employee Benefits Mon, 30 Mar 2015

It is now possible to contact the service via the phone to book a consultation. 

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The impact on state benefits…

Jelf Employee Benefits Mon, 30 Mar 2015

A document titled ‘Pension flexibilities and DWP benefits’ was issued on Friday by the DWP.


How to structure workplace savings so staff achieve good outcomes video

Thu, 28 Aug 2014

This Summer School video is presented by Greg Broomer, senior consultant, Johnson Fleming

Dale Critchely, Friends Life

How to get the most out of tax efficient workplace savings benefits video

Wed, 27 Aug 2014

This is a Summer School tutorial presented by Dale Critchely, technical reform manager at Friends Life