Company directors who handle employees' pension funds with a devil-may-care attitude could face up to seven years in prison or hefty fines under plans put forward by the Department for Work and Pensions.
In Lord Chancellor and another v McCloud and others; Ministry of Justice v Mostyn and others; Secretary of State for the Home Department and others v Sargeant and others, the Court of Appeal held that the Government's view that "it felt right" to protect older workers with transitional provisions when making changes to pensions for judges and firefighters was insufficient to defend direct age discrimination claims.
The last financial year has seen a sharp rise in the number of businesses fined by the Pensions Regulator for pension auto-enrolment errors, a freedom of information request has shown.
BT has lost an appeal to change the method it uses to calculate pension increases, which would have affected around 80,000 current and former staff.
Women qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men - currently 65 - from 6 November 2018. The pension age has been harmonised for both genders, 25 years after the plan was initiated by John Major's government.
The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a consultation to shape new legislation around collective defined contribution pension schemes, as pioneered at Royal Mail, a moved described by unions as "very important development in social history".
The High Court has ruled that Lloyds Banking Group must pay up to £150 million to female members of its pension scheme after a landmark court ruling.
The Government consults on proposals to enhance the Pensions Regulator's powers to protect defined-benefit pension scheme members.
We examine the types of pension schemes offered by employers, including: contribution rates and membership; the schemes used for pensions auto-enrolment; and systems of matched pension contributions.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pensions.