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When naming and shaming had to stop

It now is clear there are not one but two firms that have been hit with a  £350,000 fine through escalating penalties from the Pensions Regulator and both relate to the non-payment of monies into staff pension accounts. These are … Continue reading

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Play “Stick or twist” in the workplace pension lottery!

  If you changed jobs, would you prefer to stick with your current workplace pension or join your new employer’s scheme (leaving a little pot behind you)? It’s a tough choice, and the more you think about it, the tougher … Continue reading

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Is auto-enrolment to become a stealth-tax on the poor?

  The DWP has released a 200 page  report into the state of the auto-enrolled nation. You can access it here. I’ve read the executive summary which is full of surprises and the report is clearly informing future strategy. The … Continue reading

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Normalising pension saving for everyone

The TUC is publishing this morning important research into inclusion. Since our new pensions minister has included “inclusion” in his title, I hope he is reading it! Six in 10 workers in the UK agriculture and hospitality sectors are not … Continue reading

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Is the Taylor report “dead and buried”?

When Theresa May asked Matthew Taylor to Review Modern Working Practices in the UK it was October 2016. She looked a strong and stable leader with a majority and a nation behind her. On July 11th, exactly a year after … Continue reading

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Small employers need a voice in the AE review

Yesterday I reported on the male hegemony of the three chairs of the advisory groups for the Automatic Review. There is a little diversity in the composition of the rest of the group. It’s comforting to see familiar names who … Continue reading

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2017 – a year when workplace pensions will grow up!

Restoring confidence in pensions 2017 has dawned on a different pension landscape . There are more than twice as many employers participating in workplace pensions as at any time in British history, the stock market is at an all-time high … Continue reading

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Never mind the quality, feel the width- AE review to nudge coverage not contributions!

Summary The Government has set out it’s stall for next year’s AE review. To the disappointment of providers, an increase in contributions is not on the agenda. But the breadth of coverage of AE is – including consideration of the … Continue reading

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“Not so fast!” – the @Aviva #AE conference needs to listen to those not in the room

I spent yesterday morning with Aviva at their future of Auto-Enrolment event in the City. Here’s Aviva’s 10 point wish-list for Auto-Enrolment. ADEQUACY: 1. Phase towards 12.5% contributions by 2028 2. Adopt a flat rate of tax relief – save … Continue reading

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How SMEs can manage pension risk

    One of the least  considered rules of auto-enrolment is that it the employer who must choose the workplace pension for its staff. It is not for the Government to make this decision, while it may be in the … Continue reading

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