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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Government votes in favour of firefighter pension changes

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Firefighters will have to work until 60 and receive increased contributions.

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​MacDermid Canning completes DB pension buyout

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 | By Robert Crawford

The bulk annuity amounts to £50 million.

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Competition in retirement market is not working

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 | By Robert Crawford

FCA report: Employees miss out on best deals by not shopping around.

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NAPF updates corporate governance policy

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 | By Robert Crawford

It is designed to reflect and develop best practice.

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Ageing workers and economy threaten pensions

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 | By Robert Crawford

OECD report: DC plans’ adequacy challenged. 

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Ikea to pay €200m performance bonus into pensions

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Staff will receive £1,229.

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Autumn Statement's impact on benefits

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Announcements on pay and pensions.

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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.

More Buyer's Guides

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Details of the four pensions bills going through Parliament

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 | By Ceri Jones

Four bills covering pensions to receive royal assent.

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The impact of the four pensions bills due in 2015

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 | By Ceri Jones

Making sense of new pension legislation has never been more challenging.

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What impact has pensions auto-enrolment had on the group risk market?

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 | By Clare Bettelley

It has boosted the group life market. 

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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. 

More analysis

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Heineken's default funds will need to change after Budget reforms

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 | By Ceri Jones

Governance committee is re-examining default funds.

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B&Q keeps reward simple

Wed, 3 Dec 2014 | By Clare Bettelley

Review aims to make benefits easier to understand.

More case studies

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Competition in retirement market is not working

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 | By Robert Crawford

FCA report: Employees miss out on best deals by not shopping around.

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Ageing workers and economy threaten pensions

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 | By Robert Crawford

OECD report: DC plans’ adequacy challenged. 

More research

Debbie Lovewell, deputy editor, Employee Benefits

Lovewell's Logic: New thinking needed around pensions?

Thu, 4 Dec 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

Should employers do more to boost staff pension pots?

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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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Jelf Employee Benefits looks at latest NAPF survey on workplace pensions

Jelf Employee Benefits Mon, 8 Dec 2014

The National Association of Pension Funds recently published its 40th annual survey of workplace pensions.

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Jelf gives initial thoughts on the chancellor’s 2014 Autumn Statement

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Jelf focuses on the sections of the speech that are relevant to the employee benefits debate.

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Barclays C&ES appoints pensions and investment proposition manager

Barclays Tue, 2 Dec 2014

Nicola Lonergan will focus on further enhancing the proposition to meet the needs of corporate clients.

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Automatic-enrolment provides greater financial security for employees

Tue, 11 Nov 2014

Staff likely to look to employers for at-retirement support.

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Jeanette Makings: Financial education provides essential retirement guidance

Tue, 4 Nov 2014

Pensions reforms have been largely welcomed. 

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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