In 2016, employers contributed £42 billion[i] to UK workplace pension schemes. A sum which is not inconsiderable and one that is only likely to increase as greater number of employees become automatically enrolled. But apart from fulfilling your regulatory requirements, what is your company actually getting for your significant investment in the UK pensions industry? Article by Matthew Doyle, Managing Director of the Pensions Quality Mark (PQM).
Published: 9 September 2017
This feature will take a look at the face of constant change involved in pension schemes and how HRDs can win buy-in from employees. It will look at the different types of change occurring as well as the key communication methods and procedures HRDs have to meet to make sure the transition is met smoothly. Article by Karen Partridge at AHC. She is Head of Client Services - UK & Australia.
Published: 24 August 2017
Employees from many leading companies are benefiting from maturing Save As You Earn (SAYE) share schemes this year, but what can they do to make sure that these potentially life changing amounts aren’t eroded by Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? From Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work.
Published: 11 August 2017
The Pension Regulator’s latest figures on auto-enrolment for the year up to 31st March revealed that it had significantly increased its inspections on businesses and it increased its use of powers to crack down on firms whose auto-enrolment schemes were found to be non-compliant. From Steve Butler, CEO - Punter Southall Aspire.
Published: 6 August 2017
New figures show that high-growth organisations have a high frequency of interactions between HR and line managers, suggesting that more regular conversations can lead to faster and better workforce decisions. From Christine Chenneour, HR and Talent Director, Cornerstone OnDemand.
Published: 3 August 2017
New research from online pension advice experts, Wealth Wizards, indicates that the ‘sandwich generation’ of Brits caught between looking after both the younger and older generation may be sacrificing their own financial security in order to financially support the generations on either side of them. Input from Phil Blows, Director, Wealth Wizards.
Published: 4 July 2017
I was sitting with an employer last week talking through their efforts to get staff to plan for retirement. They had a generous pension scheme where employees contribute 3 percent and the employer will contribute 6 percent all the way up to a potential 6 percent employee and 12 percent employer. Article by Philip Blows, Director.
Published: 18 March 2017
The FCA’s recent Asset Management Market Study interim report provides a damning indictment of the fund management industry. It is long overdue. Article Michael Johnson.
Published: 7 March 2017
When the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) launched the Pension Quality Mark (PQM) in 2009, it was with the goal of setting an aspirational standard for the market which identified those defined contribution (DC) schemes that went well beyond the regulatory minimum.
Published: 21 February 2017
Ian Price, Divisional Director for Pensions and Consultancy at St. James’s Place, comments on the increase in final salary pension transfer values as schemes look to offload liabilities.
Published: 27 January 2017