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  • Government reveals ideas to reinvigorate workplace pensions

    1 January 2013

    Despite significant reform of the UK pensions system, the Government is concerned that people are still not saving enough towards their retirement. It has therefore issued a strategy paper considering how to reinvigorate workplace pensions and rebuild trust and confidence in pensions. We examine its main proposals.

  • Pensions auto-enrolment: compliance issues

    1 December 2012

    This fourth and final article in our series on automatic enrolment looks at some of the finer detail. We consider how existing practices such as salary sacrifice and flexible benefits work alongside auto-enrolment, look at the new employer duties and discuss how to avoid falling foul of the regulator.

  • Pensions auto-enrolment: how are employers preparing?

    15 June 2012

    Statutory automatic enrolment for eligible workers into a qualifying pension scheme will be introduced from October 2012. Employers face what can appear to be a bewildering array of decisions to ensure that they comply with the law. We review the steps that organisations are taking to meet their legal obligations.

  • Statute raises state pension age faster and finalises auto-enrolment

    1 April 2012

    The Pensions Bill gained Royal Assent late in 2011. Its principal provisions increase state pension age and offer new flexibility on auto-enrolment. It also makes a number of other changes, including to second-tier state pensions, the indexation of pensions, the Pensions Regulator's powers, payments out of scheme funds to employers and the definition of money purchase.

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