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Better workplace pensions: Our technical update

Following on from my post last week, Jelf Employee Benefits (JEB) have issued a technical update on the Government’s response to the “Better workplace pensions” Consultation last week. The update can be…

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Charges Cap Consultation brings certainty (for now)

So we finally have a formal response to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP’s) “Better workplace pensions” Consultation. I have been slogging my way through the full response, with…

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Charges Cap: Breaking News…

Just seen The Minister for Pensions announce that Auto-Enrolment Charges Cap will be 0.75% from April 2015.  Also commission and Active Member Discounts (AMD) to go from April 2016. However,…

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Pensions: The world turned upside down

Earlier this year I wrote that pensions were becoming a major political issue (see the following link for details http://goo.gl/LcxE2j), yet even I was not expecting the subject to take…

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AE non-compliance: It could be you…

Responding to a Freedom of Information Request, The Pension Regulator (TPR)* – the body charged with policing compliance with AE – announced the following last week: TPR recorded 134 breaches of…

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Happy Endings?

Understandably dwarfed by news of weather chaos across the UK, it is nevertheless the case that an announcement is expected today which will signal that some 3 million UK employees…

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More Technical Changes to Automatic Enrolment…

I have just received the latest DWP document on the above, which focuses on where exceptions to employer automatic enrolment duties may apply. Firstly, it’s worth highlighting that this is…

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Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day. If you come from North America you might relate the title to the foretelling of the weather, but for most others the name is synonymous only…

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The Politics of Pensions

Workplace pensions are becoming an increasingly high-profile media topic in the UK, and this new-found fame is starting to register on the political richter-scale of potential election issues as well….

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A delay but no certainty: The worst possible outcome?

I spent a large chunk of the weekend researching last week’s Financial Times story regarding the Auto-Enrolment (AE) pension scheme charges cap.  For those that missed this, the article suggested…