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Johnson Matthey introduces employer matching ISA

Johnson Matthey has launched a corporate ISA which matches contributions up to 3% into the company’s pension alongside a new flexible benefits scheme.

01 Oct 2014
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Workplace ISAs: A bright savings idea

Corporate ISAs are often seen as a poor savings relation to pensions. Owain Thomas examines whether employers should start considering them as a key benefit for all members of their workforce.

10 Jul 2014
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Annual tax-free ISA limit extended to £15,000

From today savers will benefit from a near trebling of the cash ISA limit from £5,760 to £15,000 under new rules announced by the government in the Chancellor’s Budget.

01 Jul 2014
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Case Study: Why Pitney Bowes chose a workplace SIPP

Operating seven different pension schemes would be demanding for most organisations, so it was not surprising when Pitney Bowes decided to amalgamate these arrangements into one plan. However, the choice of a self-invested personal pension (SIPP) will more than likely have raised some eyebrows.

26 Jun 2014
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How to boost employees retirement outcomes

With rising uncertainty regarding retirement for older workers, employers are finding it increasingly important to help plan a better future for their workforce. Owain Thomas reviews the issues discussed at WSB’s Boosting Retirement Outcomes conference.

09 Jun 2014
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Budget 2014: ISA limit increased in 'dramatic' revision of system

Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a "dramatic" change in the ISA system in today's Budget.

19 Mar 2014
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Benefits administration: Building on a solid foundation

As technology becomes increasingly important to reward professionals, Owain Thomas examines how platforms can support the benefits role.

20 Dec 2013
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Government viewing ‘further action’ on raising sharesave limits

The government is considering action on increasing share scheme limits, Treasury minister David Gauke MP says.

28 Nov 2013
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Treasury explores £100k ISA cap and pension lump-sum cut

The Treasury is exploring the idea of capping tax-free ISA allowances to crack down on 'ISA millionaires', while investigating plans to reduce the amount retirees can take as a tax-free lump sum.

14 Oct 2013
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One-click auto-enrolment technology

Natasha Browne looks at how further automation, online platforms and Amazon-style engagement will help overcome the challenges of auto-enrolment.

09 Oct 2013
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Designing the dream benefits package

How would you build a dream benefits package to suit your organisation? Owain Thomas asks three leading benefits professionals for their approach.

07 Oct 2013
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Gen Y wants more help saving from employers

The vast majority of young adults are looking to their employer to help them with their retirement saving goals, according to research.

07 Oct 2013
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Employers ‘wasting’ £5bn a year in staff pension contributions

Almost half (46%) of employees don’t appreciate the money their company pays into their workplace pension, according to a Hargreaves Lansdown survey of employers.

02 Oct 2013
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Friends Life pension asset flow neutral despite AE staging

Friends Life has reported neutral asset flows into its corporate benefits platform despite staging over 40 schemes for auto-enrolment (AE), its interim results show.

13 Aug 2013
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Stocks and shares ISA better than AE - advisers

Auto-enrolment (AE) "takes away savers' choices, treats them like children and should be overhauled", according to financial advisers True Potential.

01 Aug 2013
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Gerald Eve sees improved savings take-up with new wrap

Gerald Eve has introduced a corporate wrap scheme for its 350 UK-wide employees.

15 May 2013
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Just click save

With the changing of the tax year, ISA season is beginning once again. Hannah Uttley investigates the benefits of corporate ISAs to employers and their staff.

24 Apr 2013
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The meaning behind statistics

The findings of a series of significant reports reveal key trends in the nation’s finances. Owain Thomas discusses what they mean for benefits professionals.

24 Apr 2013
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Half of Brits unprepared for retirement

Almost half of British pre-retirees are currently saving nothing for retirement, despite two-thirds (64%) expecting to rely on a pension for income, new research from J.P Morgan Asset Management has revealed.

20 Mar 2013
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Aviva shelves plans for workplace savings hub

Aviva has scrapped plans to add a group ISA and group SIPP to its employee benefits platform, Work:Life.

12 Mar 2013

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WSB Awards 2014

WSB is launching its 2014 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.

Briefings

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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.

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Financial stress is impacting productivity for nearly a quarter of UK employees

Millions of Britons are worrying themselves sick because of problems with money - and something needs to be done about it. This whitepaper explores how employee benefits can help staff to manage their finances whilst alleviating the stress and lack of productivity associated with on-going concerns in this area.

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