Employer contributions key to AE popularity with millennials

Recent research has shown that millennials are welcoming auto-enrolment, prompting industry figures to highlight the positive role of employer contributions and the continued need for improved understanding of retirement saving. 

TPR prosecutes former BHS owner Dominic Chappell

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The Pensions Regulator has said it is prosecuting businessman Dominic Chappell, whose company Retail Acquisitions owned high street chain BHS when it became insolvent, leaving behind an underfunded pension scheme.

J&J finds remedy for MNT recruiting ailment

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Johnson & Johnson’s wide-ranging communications campaign encouraging scheme members to stand as trustee candidates shows it is possible to find “good quality” member-nominated trustees.

Government reaffirms commitment to cold-calling ban

The government has announced that it will introduce its long-promised ban on pensions cold calling “when parliamentary time allows”, putting to bed concerns that a second consultation would further delay the legislation.

No end in sight for Box Clever case

A long-running case over the Box Clever Group Pension Scheme is continuing after the Court of Appeal rejected an application for appeal by ITV, former co-owners of the TV rental business, with a substantive hearing at the Upper Tribunal due next year.

What do the ONS labour stats tell us?

Analysis: Record numbers of older workers have come as little surprise to economists, but what will it mean for other generations, and might the broad trends hide potential pitfalls for pensions policy?

Comment & Analysis

BSPS sets useful example for DB endgame

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Many defined benefit schemes will never reach full funding  we need to look at the alternatives now, argues Tim Middleton from the Pensions Management Institute.

The limitations of financial advice

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Quantum Advisory's Phil Farrell argues that apathetic members are unlikely to reach the retirement they desire, even with the help of regulated financial advice.

The corporate view: Final salary, Care or DC?

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Ruth Bamforth at Walker Morris looks at corporate attitudes to pensions and the many ways in which pension provision differs depending on sectors, affordability and regulation. 

Videos & Podcasts

A closer look at the main parties' pension proposals

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Podcast: From a double lock to a flexible state pension age, Malcolm McLean, senior consultant at Barnett Waddingham, and Edward Brown, partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, discuss the pension policies the political parties have proposed in their manifestos ahead of the election on June 8.

DB green paper: Can it strike a balance?

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Video: What do businesses say about the defined benefit green paper's focus on regulation, and where do unions have concerns about member protection? Rachel Smith, principal labour market economist at the Confederation of British Industry and Tim Sharp, policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, give their views.

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