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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9% to repay mortgage with retirement savings

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 | By Louise Fordham

Partnership research: 3% to use pension pot.

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Police to appeal against EAT decision on age discrimination

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Forces can impose compulsory retirement.

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96% foresee changes to state pension

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 | By Louise Fordham

Aegon UK research: 41% expect it to become less generous. 

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69% take entire pension pot as cash lump sum

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

Royal London research: 32% place in alternative savings vehicle.

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11% of over-60s have no plans to retire

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 | By Louise Fordham

Retirement Advantage research: 6% of over-50s do not plan to do so.

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Bovis Homes' DB pension scheme moves to £9.8m surplus

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

From a deficit of £0.7 million.

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32% unclear about Pension Wise service

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 | By Louise Fordham

Close Brothers research: 29% do not know who staff turn to for guidance.

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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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The workplace benefits offered by the UK's top law firms

Thu, 13 Aug 2015

Employee Benefits/The Lawyer research: Two-thirds have a strategy in place to support wellbeing.

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How to protect pensions data ahead of changing regulations

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 | By Nick Martindale

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation, expected to come into force in 2017 or 2018, will have significant implications for how employers handle data, and pension schemes in particular.

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What opportunities does pensions auto-re-enrolment bring employers?

Thu, 9 Jul 2015 | By Tynan Barton

Pensions auto-re-enrolment gives employers the chance to review their benefits offering.

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How to win employee buy-in for pension scheme change

Mon, 8 Jun 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Buy-in is crucial to ensure staff are aware of pensions strategy.

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NHBC uses group risk benefits to prepare for the future

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Staff receive group life insurance if they are part of the GPP scheme.

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Welcome Break plans for smooth pensions re-enrolment

Thu, 9 Jul 2015 | By Tynan Barton

What opportunities does this bring employers?

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69% take entire pension pot as cash lump sum

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

Royal London research: 32% place in alternative savings vehicle.

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32% unclear about Pension Wise service

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 | By Louise Fordham

Close Brothers research: 29% do not know who staff turn to for guidance.

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Lovewell's Logic: Shopping around on pension charges

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

Huge variation between providers.

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Justine Tate: Should employers take more responsibility for employees' retirement savings?

Thu, 2 Jul 2015

Employers’ input is vital for those who prefer not to engage with pension savings.

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International retirement plans for a global workforce

Thu, 13 Aug 2015

International plans can help HR departments respond to their employees’ urgent needs.

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Fifty-five per cent of organisations prioritise member engagement

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More than a half of organisations said engagement of their employees was high on their agenda in the coming year.

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Pension reform – no balance when it comes to feast or famine

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Changes to tax-free pension contributions – have they really levelled out that ‘feast or famine’ scenario?

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Out from the long grass? An IT and NI merger

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The idea of merging income tax and national insurance is back on the radar again.

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What the summer 2015 Budget really means for you and your employees

Jelf Employee Benefits Mon, 27 Jul 2015

Employees really need help to understand how the changes affect them.

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Auto-enrolment: The journey so far and the challenges ahead video

Tue, 11 Aug 2015

This video is presented by David Roderick, development director at Johnson Fleming.