Pensions

Pensions

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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Pension scheme membership lowest among 16 to 21 year olds

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

ONS research: But workplace pensions membership rose in 2013.

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The Pensions Regulator issues first auto-enrolment fines

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Three fixed penalties issued to employers.

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200,000 staff plan to cash in retirement savings

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Hargreaves Lansdown research: 21% to spend pot on a holiday.

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MG Rover Group reaches £8m pension settlement

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

100 employees will receive benefits in excess of PPF levels.

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Nine out of 10 small employers want auto-enrolment delay

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

ACA research: Until new pension reforms are complete.

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47% of auto-enrolment probes result in breaches

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Creative Auto-Enrolment research: Potential and actual breaches are up.

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Government to abolish short service pension refunds

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Change from October 2015.

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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. 

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Buyer's guide to financial education

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 | By Alison Coleman

Legislative changes are driving employee need for education.

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

Wed, 21 May 2014 | By Ceri Jones

DC scheme charges have been criticised.

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Anatomy of a present-day EVP

Anatomy of a present-day employee value proposition

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 | By Alison Coleman

The constituent parts of a present-day employee value propositio. 

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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.

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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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Pension scheme membership lowest among 16 to 21 year olds

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

ONS research: But workplace pensions membership rose in 2013.

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200,000 staff plan to cash in retirement savings

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Hargreaves Lansdown research: 21% to spend pot on a holiday.

More research

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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.

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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

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Johnson Fleming explores the steps businesses should be taking.

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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.

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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