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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TRW completes £2.5bn DB pensions buyout

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Transaction covers 22,000 pensioners in payment.

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Peel Ports Group awarded Pension Quality Mark Plus

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Award given in recognition of DC pension scheme.

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Abolition of compulsory annuitisation most beneficial reform

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: 63% say this is the case

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31% have not heard of pension charge cap

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Close Brothers research: 30% are aware but await revised plan terms.

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66% say costs rose post auto-enrolment

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: 60% measured impact of auto-enrolment.

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Half of women saving adequately for retirement

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Scottish Widows research: Up 10 percentage points year on year.

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62% of HR and benefits teams support staff at-retirement

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 | By Clare Bettelley

Exclusive research: 37% leave to providers.

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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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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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Pensions research 2014

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 | By Clare Bettelley

At-retirement support is key. 

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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. 

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Pensions flexibility coming into effect from April 2015

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

The key changes explained.

More analysis

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FirstGroup boosts pay through salary sacrifice

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

It has offered pensions salary sacrifice since 2005–2006.

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Bristol Myers Squibb educates staff about pension reforms

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Ahead of April 2015 changes.

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Abolition of compulsory annuitisation most beneficial reform

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

EXCLUSIVE RESEARCH: 63% say this is the case

Pension pot

31% have not heard of pension charge cap

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Close Brothers research: 30% are aware but await revised plan terms.

More research

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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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Debbie Lovewell-Tuck: Education to engage staff with savings weblink

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 | By Debbie Lovewell-Tuck

Government’s guidance guarantee may not be sufficient.

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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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Johnson Fleming employees raise more than £400 for CLIC Sargent

Johnson Fleming Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Events included a charity netball match followed by the #whippingchildhoodcancer challenge.

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Johnson Fleming receives ISO 22301 accreditation

Johnson Fleming Wed, 15 Oct 2014

The accreditation provides Johnson Fleming with an internationally recognised business continuity certification.

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Preparing for the changes to the pensions market

Johnson Fleming Thu, 2 Oct 2014

Johnson Fleming explores the steps businesses should be taking.

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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