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Employees reluctant to access pension advice

It will be implemented retrospectively from April 2017 and allow advice not only on pensions, but also on the general financial and tax issues relating to retirement for employees. Comment Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work.

Contributor: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 4 October 2017

AE’s put a third more people in workplace pensions

We have also seen a significant uplift (37 percent in 2012 to 71 percent in 2016) in the proportion of people on the average UK income (i.e. who earn between £20,000 and £30,000) saving into a pension; More than four out of five (82 percent) of employees say they have heard of automatic enrolment.

Contributor: Graham Vidler | Published: 2 October 2017

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Workers who risk missing out on pension saving

The data shows the distribution of these low paid workers. Almost 1 in 5 people work in distribution, hotels and restaurants; 27% are those with no qualifications;12.3% are disabled.

Contributor: Nathan Long | Published: 1 October 2017

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DB/DC? Pension transfer advice is deemed inadequate

One question it raised is whether people are taking appropriate advice, and if not, why not? For those considering a transfer out from DB, there is a need for better quality advice and more certainty around who is ultimately taking responsibility for it.

Contributor: Pensions Select Committee | Published: 27 September 2017

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Pensions cold calling ban a start for preventing scams, but not the end

Government’s latest efforts to prevent pensions scams through cold calling as progress is welcomed, but the fight very much continues to help protect members’ benefits. Michael De Souza, Technical and Compliance Manager at Trafalgar House.

Contributor: Michael De Souza | Published: 29 August 2017

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DB crisis is “over exaggerated”

Quantum Advisory, the leading pensions, benefits and actuarial firm, today argued that the ‘crisis’ in the Defined Benefit industry is being over exaggerated. Commenting, Partner Phil Farrell.

Contributor: Phil Farrell | Published: 14 August 2017

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Pension inertia rife across UK

Half of companies are not personalising pension communication 97 percent of UK companies are currently experiencing significant pension inertia within their workforce, according to a study of over 100 organisations by LifeSight, Willis Towers Watson’s UK DC Master Trust. Commenting on the findings, David Bird, Head of Proposition Development at LifeSight.

Contributor: David Bird | Published: 10 August 2017

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Pension Regulator bares its teeth on AE compliance

The Pension Regulator has released auto-enrolment commentary and analysis for the year up to 31st March 2017. From Nathan Long - Senior Pension Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Contributor: Nathan Long | Published: 3 August 2017

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Most of Britain’s self-employed have no personal pension

The latest Drewberry Wealth & Protection Survey reveals that, although the ranks of the self-employed continue to swell, the average self-employed Briton is falling far behind in terms of their earnings, pension and insurance provision.

Contributor: Tom Conner | Published: 31 July 2017