DC & Auto-enrolmentRSS

Greater DC flex forecasted to raise member savings

Increased at-retirement flexibility for defined contribution members introduced by the Budget may lead to higher member contributions, experts have predicted, which could put pressure on some employers' pension structures. 

SME uses investment guarantee to ensure good AE outcomes

Engineering company Centek has so far seen its defined ambition-like auto-enrolment investment set-up outperform the underpin it created to guarantee a minimum retirement outcome for its workforce of uninitiated savers.

Regulator reports sharp rise in non-compliance as AE expands

The number of employers failing to comply with their auto-enrolment duties over two months to March 25 nearly matched figures for the entirety of 2013, as the amount of organisations auto-enrolling ramps up.

The Cut: What reporting changes could mean for your scheme's financial statements

A catch-up on the statement of recommended practice for financial reporting issued for consultation today by the Pensions Research Accountants Group, including enhanced disclosure requirements on investment risk and valuation.

TfL faces fresh demands for contract worker DB membership

TfL faces fresh demands for contract worker DB membership

Transport union RMT has reignited calls for all Transport for London employees undertaking work on a contract basis to be allowed to join its defined benefit pension fund.

Low-cost passive DC loses ground as schemes seek 'smoothed' returns

The number of FTSE 100 trust-based defined contribution schemes using lower-cost, fully passive management for their default options has dropped by almost a half as diversified growth funds become more popular, research has found.

Selex empowers members on AVCs with website add-on

The Selex Pension Scheme has extended the functionality of its online pensions software as it seeks to drive engagement among its members.

Tech SME: scheme and fee transparency crucial to AE

Technology company Fluidata has said simplicity and transparency of pension arrangements and fees are key to smaller employers navigating auto-enrolment successfully, as it struggled to see value in private providers.

Charge cap consultation ramps up governance, weakens employers

News analysis: Defined contribution scheme representatives will see governance responsibilities increase after the pensions minister announces further reforms to ensure members get value – with a backdrop of industry debate on the charges cap.

SME achieves almost zero opt-outs after enrolling early

Chartered surveyor Dalcour Maclaren has secured a virtually entire take-up of its defined contribution plan since it auto-enrolled its small workforce last year, and now the company is looking to streamline administration of the scheme.

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