Pensions

An update on all things pensions, covering the latest developments and changes in legislation

Auto-Enrolment: Maintaining the Momentum

Earlier this week the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) published their latest review document which looks at the success of Pension Auto-Enrolment (AE) to date, and what changes may…

Our first event of 2018 – Booking now!

Please note:  This event is now fully booked.  We are however operating a reserve listing in case of cancellations, so please feel free to request a place on that list,…

The Changing Workplace…

My recent blog post – A change of perspective? – highlighted some interesting trends with regards to employee attitudes to their employers and workplaces, and in my conclusion to the piece I highlighted…

Some warning signs?

In his now famous Budget Speech of 2014, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said; “People who have worked hard and saved hard all their lives, and done…

An important reminder…

The Pensions Regulator reported earlier this year that more than 8 million workers had signed up for a workplace pension since the introduction of Auto-Enrolment (AE) requirements in the UK. …

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State Pension Age to rise to 68 by 2039

The Government has confirmed it will raise the state pension age (SPA) to 68 between 2037 and 2039, seven years ahead of the date range originally planned.  The accelerated rise…

Work & Pensions minister accuses previous Government of ‘tinkering’ for short-term gain

The new work and pensions minister, David Gauke recently criticised past Governments who ‘tinkered around the edges’ with pensions policy. Reported in the Financial Times, Gauke, who was appointed last June, following…

Manchester Employment Seminar: Booking now…

We are delighted to announce the latest fun and informative Jelf Employment Seminar in Manchester. Once again we have sought the right chemical mix of speakers to impart their knowledge to our…

Pensioners looking better off… for the moment

As reported in the press recently, older people’s income has received a boost from private and workplace pensions in the last 40 years. In 1977, 45% of retired households received…

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Pension Freedom withdrawals hit record £1.9bn in Q2

A total of £12.7bn has been withdrawn from pensions since freedom and choice was introduced in April 2015, according to latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) statistics. At the end…