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).


MK Dons launches master trust for auto-enrolment

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

First time the group has offered a pension plan.

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Government confirms action to cap pension charges at 0.75%

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Draft regulations to ban unfair charges.

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62% of staged employers positive about pensions auto-enrolment

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Close Brothers’ research: 33% yet to stage are worried about costs.

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TPAS and Citizens Advice to give pensions guidance

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Money Advice Service will not play a role in delivery.


Scottish Power, BNY Mellon and IHG awarded for pensions quality

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

NAPF 2014: Lloyd’s Register given PQM Plus.

Communication strategies to engage staff with pensions auto-enrolment

Guidance guarantee to be delivered under single brand

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

NAPF 2014: Will not sit under TPAS and MAS brands.

Risk strategies for pension default investments

Default investment strategies must have flexibility to deal with uncertainty

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

NAPF 2014: Must react to workforce and regulatory changes.

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Workplace pensions report 2014

Tue, 3 Jun 2014

The latest issues in workplace pensions.


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

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Pensions flexibility coming into effect from April 2015

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

The key changes explained.

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Why new flexible retirement options should lead to a revamp of HR and benefits strategies

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

New DC pension options could lead employers to review a number of benefits strategies.

Default investments

Why pension investment lifestyling strategies need a re-style

Tue, 30 Sep 2014

It will be hard to predict at what age people will choose to take their pension.

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What are the new flexible retirement options?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Changes to pensions will give employees more flexibility in how they take their savings at retirement.

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Money savings

62% of staged employers positive about pensions auto-enrolment

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Close Brothers’ research: 33% yet to stage are worried about costs.


One in 10 would transfer out of DB to DC pension

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Towers Watson research: 7% would exchange most of pot.

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DOD’s blog: Finger on the pensions pulse

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 | By Debi O'Donovan

What is the industry saying?

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Debbie Lovewell-Tuck: Balancing pay expectations with pension costs

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

Increasing staff understanding of the value of contributions is crucial.

Debbie Lovewell, deputy editor, Employee Benefits

Debbie Lovewell-Tuck: Education to engage staff with savings weblink

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

Government’s guidance guarantee may not be sufficient.

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Johnson Fleming employees raise more than £400 for CLIC Sargent

Johnson Fleming Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Events included a charity netball match followed by the #whippingchildhoodcancer challenge.

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Johnson Fleming receives ISO 22301 accreditation

Johnson Fleming Wed, 15 Oct 2014

The accreditation provides Johnson Fleming with an internationally recognised business continuity certification.

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Preparing for the changes to the pensions market

Johnson Fleming Thu, 2 Oct 2014

Johnson Fleming explores the steps businesses should be taking.


Barclays’ Lydia Fearn comments on Pensions Guidance Consultation

Barclays Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Lydia Fearn believes greater flexibility and more choice can lead to increased uncertainty.

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Edenred Benefits Insight: seven trends for benefits in 2014 download

Edenred UK Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Edenred has surveyed decision makers in HR and reward and asked them about their priorities.


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

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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