A quarter (25%) of UK employees did not use all of their holiday allowance in 2012, with one in 10 (11%) feeling too guilty to use all of their annual leave, new research has shown.19 Jun 2013
The Comet Pension Scheme deficit remained unchanged at €40m (£34m) last year, despite the scheme receiving additional contributions in a deal which released former sponsor Comet from its obligations.19 Jun 2013
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) paper on defined ambition expected this summer will set out plans to introduce large scale collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes to the UK.19 Jun 2013
Communication and overall project management are the biggest concerns facing pension professionals in the current market, according to a poll conducted at the Pensions and Benefits Show 2013.19 Jun 2013
Flexible working is the most successful way of boosting day-to-day productivity according to 96% of HR professionals, a new survey by HR recruiter Ortus reveals.19 Jun 2013
Regulators could be awarded new powers to freeze bonus payouts and pensions for banking staff should their banks be subject to a taxpayer bailout.19 Jun 2013
More than a third of employers who currently offer childcare vouchers are considering scrapping their schemes before the government replacement is finalised.19 Jun 2013
Employers have said the government’s fit note is failing to return staff to work, despite findings that showed 71% of employees agreed the tool had been helpful in getting them back to work.18 Jun 2013
Many employers lack understanding in the commercial value of their health programmes, with some unsure or unable to measure the extent to which their workforce faces health issues.18 Jun 2013
Asset managers are increasingly considering how to incorporate the best defined benefit (DB) features in defined contribution (DC) investment, according to research.18 Jun 2013
Now Pensions has been appointed auto-enrolment (AE) provider for leisure chain Fitness First.18 Jun 2013
Labour says that it may consider offering incentives for firms providing health and wellbeing benefits to staff and to those organisations paying a living wage were it to win the next general election.17 Jun 2013
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) head of pensions and benefits Ray Martin has left his post in order to join Switzerland-based Tetra Laval.17 Jun 2013
The Imperial Home Decor scheme has agreed a £5m medically underwritten buyout of its defined contribution (DC) section in the first such deal to be publicly announced.17 Jun 2013
Santander saved a total of £1.7m with its employees saving just under £1m on benefits spending through the introduction of a new integrated HR portal.17 Jun 2013
Governance in contract-based defined contribution (DC) schemes is being ignored by many employers, Punter Southall believes.14 Jun 2013
‘Marrying’ the savings phase with the payout phase will help to deliver a well-constructed defined contribution (DC) fund, according to State Street Global Advisers.14 Jun 2013
The defined contribution (DC) pensions market has come of age and employers should be using their members’ assets to obtain the greatest benefits for themselves and their staff, Standard Life believes.14 Jun 2013
The industry must do more to support employees making retirement income decisions says The Pension Regulator’s chairman Michael O’Higgins.13 Jun 2013
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has warned that the £630m levy paid by schemes to fund the organisation is likely to rise by an average of approximately 10% in September.13 Jun 2013
The programme for the Pensions and Benefits Show, which takes place on 12-13 June at ExCel in London, has now been unveiled.
WSB has launched the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2013 - the only award event to recognise both employer and provider excellence.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report is developed from an annual survey of over 1,000 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society who were asked to review a landscape of 50 global risks.
Aviva has successfully supported employers through staging and implementation of auto-enrolment. Thankfully, none have needed the thornbush, and none have come close to the cliffs, but all have struggled at times with the enforced downhill speed toward their staging date. So what have we learned so far?