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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FCA to introduce protection for DC pension members

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Rules relate to reforms giving new pension flexibilities.

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Pension reforms increase retirement engagement

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Nest research: 34% will think about retirement sooner.

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76% of employers notice pensions auto-enrolment admin burden

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Close Brothers research: Up 7% since September 2014.

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Citizens Advice names guidance delivery sites

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Part of the Pension Wise service.

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Tennants Consolidated reviews pensions administration

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Review covered both DB and DC pension schemes.

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UK retirement savings hit by economic downturn

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

HSBC research: 41% stopped or reduced retirement savings.

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High Court ruling protects bankrupts' pensions

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

It could protect pensions when freedoms take effect.

More news

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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

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.

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Why employers are transforming specialist reward and pensions staff into benefits generalists

Mon, 5 Jan 2015 | By Clare Bettelley

Increasing reliance on benefits consultants is a driving force. 

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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.

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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Pension reforms increase retirement engagement

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Nest research: 34% will think about retirement sooner.

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UK retirement savings hit by economic downturn

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 | By Robert Crawford

HSBC research: 41% stopped or reduced retirement savings.

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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Guide: how to... communicate with your pension members weblink

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Effective communication of your pension scheme is a large part of getting auto-enrolment right.

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Family pressures (and the impact on pension savings)

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A report from the Centre for the Modern Family out last week presents some interesting findings.

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A downhill stroll?

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DWP research demonstrates how the prospect of retirement is changing for older workers.

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New year: new danger

Jelf Employee Benefits Mon, 12 Jan 2015

This year looks set to bring a new danger for pension savers and their employers.

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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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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