As technology becomes increasingly important to reward professionals, Owain Thomas examines how platforms can support the benefits role.20 Dec 2013
An employer auto-enrolling its staff at the end of November was forced to reverse its payroll after a Scottish Widows error led to last-minute changes in its fee structure.12 Dec 2013
Two–thirds of employees that juggle caring responsibilities with work feel that their employer does not support these needs, research finds.22 Nov 2013
Gallagher Employee Benefits has launched an employee benefits service, GroupSure, with a workplace pension from Scottish Widows, aimed at small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).22 Nov 2013
Men are putting an average of £1,000 more into pension savings every year than women, according to a Scottish Widows study.23 Oct 2013
Here it is – the complete list of winners for the inaugural Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards.11 Oct 2013
Employers see investment performance and fund charges as the top two reasons to select a pension scheme.09 Sep 2013
Workers waiting to be auto-enrolled (AE) have reduced the amount they are willing to contribute to an occupational pension scheme by 24%, according to Scottish Widows.09 Sep 2013
Almost half the UK’s employees are unaware of how much their employer contributes to their pension with more than a third still oblivious to the impending auto-enrolment (AE).09 Sep 2013
RSM Tenon’s collapse could potentially leave more than £600,000 of outstanding contributions to its defined contribution (DC) scheme unpaid as the payment competes with higher ranking debts.27 Aug 2013
Source Pensions will target trade associations for auto-enrolment (AE) business, drawing their attention to the potential advantages of having a single scheme for their member firms.16 Aug 2013
Scottish Widows’ latest pension report finds many employees have unrealistic retirement expectations. Owain Thomas highlights the problems they are facing.11 Jul 2013
With the launch of a workplace pension scheme tailored to the film, media and technology sectors that moves with employees, Owain Thomas asks if pot follows member is now viable.11 Jul 2013
Standard Life has hired former Alexander Forbes chief operating officer (COO) John Cooper on a six-month contract to boost capacity in its workplace team.20 Jun 2013
Pensions minister Steve Webb says current at-retirement processes are outdated and asked whether the industry must “do decumulation differently.”05 Jun 2013
The pensions minister believes employers should not need to pay for advice to complete auto-enrolment.05 Jun 2013
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged pensions providers to remove deferred member penalties and take the initiative in improving member outcomes, rather than be forced to do so by regulators.05 Jun 2013
The number of people saving adequately for retirement has hit an all-time low, while aspirations for pension income have risen, a Scottish Widows report has found.03 Jun 2013
CSC is introducing a bonus and reward programme to its 7,500 UK staff and is also delaying its auto-enrolment staging date by three months.21 May 2013
Helm Godfrey has launched an auto-enrolment compliant pension scheme dedicated to the film industry.17 May 2013
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.
WSB is holding the Pensions & Benefits UK 2014 event in central London on 20-21 May at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre. Register your place now.
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