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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Bookatable.com sees no opt out post auto-enrolment

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

EXCLUSIVE: Following its 1 July staging date.

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At-retirement market set to triple in 10 years

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Towers Watson research: The market will reach £50bn by 2023.

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Government proposes halving deferred state pension increase

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Annual increases of deferred income could be cut to 5.8% from April 2016.

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Government sets out plans for guidance guarantee

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Free guidance will take effect from April 2015.

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BT Group pension guarantee upheld

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 | By Robert Crawford

It relates to a 2010 High Court judgement. 

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99% of largest employers have met legal duties around auto-enrolment

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

TPR research: 10,817 employers complied between April 2013 and March 2014.

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Auto-enrolment will add 8.5m new pension savers by 2030

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

PPI report: This is if auto-enrolment op-outs remain around 9-10%.

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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 contract-based defined contribution pension schemes

Wed, 21 May 2014 | By Ceri Jones

DC scheme charges have been criticised.

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Buyer's guide to group personal pensions

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 | By Ceri Jones

GPPs are a popular choice among employers.

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Where does responsibility for default pension investments lie?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Primary responsibility is with the employer.

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Workplace savings report – September 2013

Tue, 24 Jun 2014

The latest trends in workplace savings.

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Gamification in pensions communication

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 | By Robert Crawford

How games are changing benefits communication.

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Top tips for engaging staff in at-retirement planning download

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 | By Clare Bettelley

Employers should not overlook the basics.

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E.On uses games to drive up pensions membership

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 | By Robert Crawford

The utilities firm brought in gamification to communicate auto-enrolment.

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Finmeccanica takes charge of pensions governance

Thu, 5 Jun 2014 | By Ceri Jones

Its pension scheme has 2,500 members and five trustees.

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At-retirement market set to triple in 10 years

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Towers Watson research: The market will reach £50bn by 2023.

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99% of largest employers have met legal duties around auto-enrolment

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

TPR research: 10,817 employers complied between April 2013 and March 2014.

More research

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DOD’s blog: New world order for working policies

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 | By Debi O'Donovan

Flexible retirement options will boost the need for age management

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Debi O’Donovan: Benefits and HR managers should join the pensions debate

Mon, 7 Jul 2014 | By Debi O'Donovan

Employers should get more involved in legislative changes

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Michelle Cracknell: Should employers encourage the consolidation of small pension pots?

Wed, 2 Jul 2014

Pension decisions are too complicated for generalised comments.

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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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Martin Palmer: What lies beneath auto-enrolment?

Wed, 2 Apr 2014

How can employers ensure their pension scheme stands out?

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Jonathan Watts-Lay: Staff need education on investment options

Wed, 5 Mar 2014

Employees need to understand savings alternatives.

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Jamie Jenkins: Auto-enrolment tips from large employers

Mon, 23 Sep 2013 | By Jamie Jenkins

Compliant organisations can share valuable lessons

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VIDEO: Leanne McLean: Employee Benefits Awards finalists take new angles on pensions video weblink

Tue, 6 May 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

The Employee Benefits Awards will be held on 27 June.

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VIDEO: Lawrence Cramer: How to manage auto-enrolment on a small budget video

Fri, 4 Apr 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Communication and software among the challenges.