Beware – look before you leave your workplace pension

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A person who opts out of a workplace pension during their working career may wish they hadn’t when they reach retirement age. A report commissioned by Royal London highlights the impact of opting out of a […]

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When I’m 68… state pension age rising again

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The government has announced plans for a further increase in state pension age. On the day before parliament shut up shop for its summer holidays, David Gauke, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, […]

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Do you need a Legal Entity Identifier?

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From 3 January 2018, legal entities such as companies, trusts, partnerships and charities will need to have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) if they wish to trade on financial markets in the UK, or continue […]

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Pension auto enrolment – opting in before opting out

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Employers are being warned not to give employees the choice of opting out of a pension scheme in advance of them being enrolled. The warning comes from the Pensions Regulator in a bulletin after it found […]

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Rise in the state pension age

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Men and women who are currently aged between 39 and 47 will have to wait an extra year before they qualify for a state pension. A rise in the pension age from 67 to 68 […]

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Worrying statistics for the retirement gap

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A significant minority of people are heading for a retirement which is going to be very tricky to fund: they have neither a private nor a workplace pension. A new study by Aegon, the Readiness […]

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Behind the golden arches: take a leaf out of McDonalds’ book on employee benefits?

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When you think of McDonald’s restaurants, what comes to mind? A Big Mac and fries? Chicken McNuggets? What about a great employer which offers career progression and numerous benefits? It’s probably not how most people […]

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Auto-enrolment non-compliant employers named and shamed

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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published the names of employers who have not complied with pensions auto-enrolment. These firms have been issued an escalating penalty notice. TPR’s list includes organisations that they have secured a […]

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State pensions: not quite what was advertised

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Most people reaching state pension age today are receiving less than the new state pension.   A Freedom of Information (FoI) request from the Sunday Times revealed an interesting fact about the new state pension, which […]

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Working from home – a win-win (if properly managed)

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For some people, working from home has become a way of life. Whether it’s full time or part time, it’s on the increase. There are many advantages to working from home for both the employer […]

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