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Most DC savers have no clue how to use pension pot

The majority of defined contribution (DC) savers do not know how they will use their pension pot and only have a vague idea when they will retire, according to research.

Pensions | 30 Oct 2014

Workplace pension saving takes biggest U-turn in decades

Around 30% more people are saving into a workplace pension after auto-enrolment (AE) helped reverse a downward spiral spanning almost 50 years.

UK companies face 50% increase in insurance premiums

Employee insurance costs could rise by 50% if the working age continues to increase, Towers Watson warns.



What the UFPLS? Making sense of direct access to DC pension pots

One of the most eye-catching Budget freedoms is the ability for members to take lump sums from pension pots. Natasha Browne examines the issues employers may find.



How enrolment in group life schemes is threatening Lifetime Allowance (LTA) protections

A quirk in A-Day tax rules means registered group life benefits count towards the lifetime allowance. Jonathan Stapleton looks at the problems this poses employers as the LTA falls


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Case study: BBC broadcasts new health and wellbeing offering

The BBC has refreshed its approach to health and wellbeing following the introduction of a specialised mental health team. Hannah Uttley looks at how the broadcaster is joining up its existing programme with new initiatives and support.

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WSB Awards 2015

WSB is launching its 2015 Awards to identify the best the workplace savings and benefits arena has to offer. The awards will be presented at a black tie dinner on Thursday, 11 September at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.


WSB Savings & Benefits Masterclass

WSB’s Benefits Masterclass will support HR, benefits and reward managers in meeting the challenges of an ever-changing benefits landscape.



How to audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As The Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queens Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. This guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.


Financial well-being: the last taboo in the workplace?

This report is essential reading for any employer wanting to address all aspects of wellbeing in the workplace. It highlights the impact of poor financial wellbeing on engagement and productivity and includes case studies that share key learnings and tips from which other organisations can benefit.


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