HR

When the Civil Partnership Act was introduced in 2005 it ensured that defined benefit pension schemes had to provide the same survivor benefits to civil partners as they did to married partners....
Over a third of mid-sized employers say their overall employee benefits package costs more than 20 per cent of salary, according to Towers Watson’s Benefits HealthCheck survey. The results also show...
Awareness of auto-enrolment among smaller firms employing fewer than 250 is low with less than a year to April 2014 when companies employing between 50 and 250 staff are due to begin offering...
The Default Retirement Age (DRA) which allowed employers to force people to retire when they reached 65, is about to become history as older workers are given more choice about when to stop working...
The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a lawyer who claimed age discrimination when his firm forced him to retire on his 65th birthday, ruling that the partnership contract that mandated...
Rudi Smith, Towers Watson, poses some useful questions on the HR considerations of auto-enrolment
In the year that millions will start saving for their retirement for the first time, research by Nest shows that very few people think pensions are ‘straightforward’ (6%), ‘easy to understand’ (4...
Nearly 40% of members of final salary pension schemes are reluctant to move to a new job for fear of damaging their retirement savings, research from pensions risk transfer provider MetLife...
More than one in five workers is turning down “free money”, according to Zurich research into take-up of company pensions. The research shows that 22% of people working for companies providing...
For years they have been perceived by outsiders as boring industries – yet a career in pensions and insurance is likely to land you the best colleagues around, a new survey has revealed. The poll...