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England Vs. Australia: Pensions

Well, the Cricket season is here, and England and Australia are stepping up to the wicket. Although we compete with each other in the sporting world, when it comes to…

Pensions Tax Relief Consultation…

As part of the Budget speech last week, the Chancellor announced the launch of a formal consultation on the structure of UK pensions tax reliefs. Should changes be made to the…

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A new government – and a revised Budget statement in July – suggest that further change in both the workplace and employment are increasingly likely over the next five years….

Are Auto-Enrolment pension contributions set to go up?

In January this year I mentioned that the then Minister for Pensions was openly discussing the need for an increase in the minimum level of Auto-Enrolment pension contributions. This topic did…

Auto Enrolment – Enforcement activity update…

Just a quick post this, as I have just received an update from the Pensions Regulator (tPR) outlining their “enforcement activity” in the first quarter of 2015.  The update is a summary of…

Time for a political update?

A few weeks ago I promised to update our followers on the various manifesto promises relating to current topics in the field of Employee Benefits. In theory this sounded relatively easy…

A new Minister?

You may well have seen a story over the weekend about the Conservative proposals to place the well-known pensions expert Ros Altmann in a new post as a Minister for Consumer…

Technical Changes

What with all the Pensions Freedoms and Budget announcements of the last few weeks, I may have overlooked posting on one announcement that will be of importance to all UK employers –…

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Auto Enrolment – Don’t leave it too late…

With Auto Enrolment well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next 3 years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey…

Pensions: two news items

The DWP have today announced that Auto-Enrolment has now passed the 5 million employee mark – which marks a halfway point in the roll out of this policy to the…