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).

Pension support

FCA acts to support choice in retirement

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

FCA report: Competition not working in the market

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Less than a quarter of staff confident about retirement savings

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

MetLife research: 47% fear impact of not being able to work.

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Mason Owen and Partners reviews benefits advisors

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

It has appointed Portus Consulting.

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Just 15% have a clear retirement plan in place

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Fidelity research: 27% want to wait before taking action.

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ITV's defined benefit pension deficit decreases

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Cut by £100 million in 2014.

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Pensions lifetime allowance to reduce to £1m

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Budget 2015: It will be reduced from 6 April 2016.

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Budget confirms extended pension freedoms

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Budget 2015: Pensioners can cash in annuities.

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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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Quirky

Quirky ways to communicate benefits to staff

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Innovative communications strategies are key for engaging staff in their benefits. 

Beat the clock

Will the market be ready for the 2015 pension reforms?

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Changes yet to receive final approval.

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Pension reforms: What the market and schemes have to be ready for

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Reforms come into force in April 2015.

More analysis

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Scapa Group questions employees’ financial nous

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 | By Clare Bettelley

Ahead of April 2015’s pensions changes.

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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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Just 15% have a clear retirement plan in place

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Fidelity research: 27% want to wait before taking action.

Pension support

51% not confident Pension Wise will deliver support

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Hymans Robertson research: 63% think employees will look to employer for advice.

More research

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Charles Cotton: How could the general election impact employee benefits?

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Living wage and benefits tax could be on the agenda.

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Dave Roberts: How could the general election impact employee benefits?

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

A reduction in pensions tax relief is likely. 

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Michelle Tudor: How could the general election impact employee benefits?

Tue, 17 Mar 2015

Votes will focus on key issues affecting employees.

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Pension freedom: wish you were here?

Jelf Employee Benefits Mon, 23 Mar 2015

The new pension freedom changes have been billed as the biggest changes in pensions in living memory.

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What price (more) freedoms?

Jelf Employee Benefits Tue, 17 Mar 2015

George Osborne will make his last Budget speech of the current parliamentary term this week.

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Five check-points to becoming ‘pension freedom’ ready

Buck Consultants at Xerox Wed, 11 Mar 2015

A checklist for employers and trustees to ensure they are on their way to being ‘pension freedom’ ready.

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(Another) downhill stroll — retirement planning

Jelf Employee Benefits Thu, 5 Mar 2015

A new report provides yet more interesting data to the changing landscape of retirement planning.

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Another growing blip on the pensions radar…

Jelf Employee Benefits Mon, 2 Mar 2015

What is the automatic transfers project, why is it being introduced and what does it mean for employers? 

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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