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31 Dec 2014
Pensions expert and campaigner for older workers Ros Altmann has suggested that the UK government needs to radically rethink retirement in the New Year, the FT Adviser reports. Altmann feels that 2015 should mark a change in the way that retirement is dealt with, including the introduction of a…
29 Dec 2014
With the Office for National Statistics predicting that there will be 3.7 million more workers aged 50 and over within the next ten years, it´s clear that Britain´s working population is getting older. At the same time, there is expected to be 700,000 less people aged 16-41 in work; this means…
24 Dec 2014
A recent study has revealed that people are wrongly expecting to be better off in their retirement as a result of the new pension reforms, causing some to say that they have been ‘over-hyped´, the Financial Times reports.
22 Dec 2014
The government has confirmed that the earnings trigger for entry into auto-enrolment will be frozen at £10,000, Money Marketing reports. Back in October, the government launched a consultation regarding how the trigger should be set, amidst concerns that those on lower wages would not benefit…
17 Dec 2014
The latest research shows that many consumers are not shopping around when it comes to getting a good annuity deal – and it seems this is due to a lack of competition in the retirement market, Employee Benefits reports.
15 Dec 2014
New research by healthcare expert Bupa suggests that UK employers are performing worse than other countries when it comes to offering adequate healthcare to their staff, the Employee Benefits website reports. In fact, according to the study - which surveyed 4,000 working UK adults and 1,000 UK…
10 Dec 2014
The new pension freedoms announced in the Budget marked an important turning point for savers, suggesting more choice about how and when they can access their money than ever before. But while the full details of the changes are still under consideration, it´s worth bearing in mind the pitfalls…
08 Dec 2014
A consultation has recently been launched by the government to discuss its plans to update auto-enrolment legislation, the Employee Benefits website reports. The consultation – entitled Technical Changes to Automatic-Enrolment: Consultation on Draft Regulations – is being conducted by the…
03 Dec 2014
According to the latest research, more than one in six MPs believe that the state pension will be non-existent in 30 years´ time, The Telegraph reports. The NOW: Pensions online survey questioned 100 MPs from varying parties about their thoughts on the state pension, and whether it would still…