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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Ladbrokes to close DB pension scheme

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Consulting on closing scheme to future accrual.

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Lehman Brothers staff to receive £184m pension settlement

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 | By Robert Crawford

To receive full retirement benefits.

Executive pay

FTSE 100 executives receive cash in lieu of pension

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 | By James Dyble

IDS research: Payments worth 27% of salary in 2013.

Pension jargon to avoid

23% have not considered ongoing auto-enrolment duties

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 | By James Dyble

Creative Auto Enrolment research: Just 23% feel processes are correct.

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More than 4m now auto-enrolled into workplace pension

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

TPR research: 21,000 have now made their declaration of compliance.

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62% do not think guidance guarantee will be enough

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Mercer research: Plan to offer additional support.

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39% do not have financial plan for retirement

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

Aegon UK research: 12% have a written financial plan.

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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 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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Buyer's guide to group personal pensions

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 | By Ceri Jones

GPPs are a popular choice among employers.

More Buyer's Guides

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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.

More analysis

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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.

More case studies

Pension jargon to avoid

23% have not considered ongoing auto-enrolment duties

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 | By James Dyble

Creative Auto Enrolment research: Just 23% feel processes are correct.

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More than 4m now auto-enrolled into workplace pension

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 | By Jennifer Paterson

TPR research: 21,000 have now made their declaration of compliance.

More research

Debi O'Donovan, editor, Employee Benefifts

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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How to keep auto-enrolment compliant video

Tue, 19 Aug 2014

This is a Summer School tutorial presented by Maxine McIntyre, head of proposition at Close Brothers

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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.