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Pensions freedom one year on
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Pensions freedom one year on

The financial services profession witnessed a real flurry of people keen to take advantage of this new freedom from the outset; people who had – undoubtedly – been waiting.  But this high demand soon fizzled out and many have become stuck in a catch 22 [..]


April 2016: Will the pension changes fool people out of a comfortable retirement?
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April 2016: Will the pension changes fool people out of a comfortable retirement?

A prosperous retirement is the product of careful planning On the 6th April new pension changes takes effect. It brings in legislation which may have a material impact on the pension plans of the nation’s highest earners, directors and senior management. [..]


Will financial education be high on the corporate agenda in 2016?
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Will financial education be high on the corporate agenda in 2016?

Recent research published by The Open University Business School and Share Radio – highlighted the fact that two thirds of UK employees have never received financial education. The research also found that, while four in five (81%) employees want personal [..]


Tate & Lyle Sugars’ Salary Sacrifice Pensions
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Tate & Lyle Sugars’ Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Tate & Lyle Sugars’ employees are encouraged to make dual savings when contributing to their pension – via a salary sacrifice scheme. Working with Secondsight, Tate & Lyle Sugars launched the scheme and held a series of presentations to encourage [..]


Can workplace financial education help to tackle the UK’s culture of debt?
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Can workplace financial education help to tackle the UK’s culture of debt?

The CEO of the Money Advice Service has flagged the stark issue that whilst we all have financial plans and goals in life, less than half of us have savings in place to actually deliver them . It’s positive reading that the service has joined forces with the UK [..]


Is an adequate retirement enough?
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Is an adequate retirement enough?

Recent overseas data has highlighted that indebtedness will play an increasingly important role in retirees’ needs . Personal debt creates a ‘blindspot’ in the method used for determining an adequate retirement. The article goes on to say that: ‘Adequacy [..]


Employees still puzzled by pensions
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Employees still puzzled by pensions

Better education from employers needed, and further intervention from government likely.  These are just some of the comments received from Steve Webb at our Annual HR Masterclass event. Find out more about the event from the article featured on the People [..]


Webb-Salary Sacrifice could be cut in July Budget
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Webb-Salary Sacrifice could be cut in July Budget

Speaking at our Annual HR Masterclass event today, Steve Webb discussed all things pensions and the idea that Salary Sacrifice could be cut in the July Budget. Read the article in full as featured on Professional Pensions website. [..]


Altmann pledges to continue pension reforms
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Altmann pledges to continue pension reforms

New pensions minister Ros Altmann has promised to take forward work bringing in the new state pension, help millions more to be enrolled into good quality workplace pension schemes, and safeguard the freedom and choice at-retirement reforms. Ms Altmann, a well [..]


UK pension reforms: potential impacts
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UK pension reforms: potential impacts

Darren Laverty shares his thoughts on some of the potential implications of the newly introduced pension reforms. Featured on the London School of Business and Finance blog, Darren also discusses why it's important employees are well educated on the [..]


Pensions freedoms: what to do now
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Pensions freedoms: what to do now

On 6 April pensions freedom comes into force and employers have a big role to play in helping people understand the new freedoms. Commenting in HR Magazine, Darren Laverty talks about the importance of financial education and why traditional pensions education [..]


The retirement revolution
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The retirement revolution

On 6th April 2015, people aged 55 and over will be given greater freedom over how they spend and invest their retirement pots. Featured in HR Magazine, Darren Laverty comments on these new changes. Read the article in full here. [..]


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