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Guide: Building a bigger pension pot
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Guide: Building a bigger pension pot

How your employees could take full advantage of the benefits and allowances available to help them to build a bigger pension pot. As we enter the 2024/25 tax year, this guide explores opportunities for employees to enhance their pension savings strategy, laying a [..]


Smart Money September/October 2023
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Smart Money September/October 2023

Welcome to our latest edition of Smart Money for September/October 2023. In this issue, we look at investment bonds and explain how they offer several benefits that some investors may be missing out on, which have become even more beneficial due to recent [..]


Smart Money May/June 2023
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Smart Money May/June 2023

Welcome to our latest edition of Smart Money for May/June 2023. In this issues, if you are a UK resident planning for your retirement, it’s important to be aware of the State Pension changes that have taken effect in the new tax year. From April, the amount you [..]


Pot-for-life posed to solve UK’s pensions problem
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Pot-for-life posed to solve UK’s pensions problem

Employees could be given the power to choose their own pension provider in a move that could see the end of staff having to close one pension down and start a new one every time they change jobs. A Ten Minute Rule Bill will be read in parliament and proposes to [..]


Does your workplace pension measure up? 3 useful questions to ask today
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Does your workplace pension measure up? 3 useful questions to ask today

Many workplace pension schemes have a default investment strategy known as “lifestyling”. Lifestyle investment options are designed to make it easy to save for retirement. As your retirement date draws closer, pension savings are gradually and automatically [..]


How to design pension communications to engage younger workers
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How to design pension communications to engage younger workers

A pension is the employee benefit that workforces value the most, according to the results of a survey carried out by benefits consultancy Punter Southall Aspire with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) between December 2022 and January 2023. [..]


No time to waste: minimum pension contributions must rise
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No time to waste: minimum pension contributions must rise

A significant increase in the minimum contributions to workplace pensions is required according to a new report by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).[1] With the tenth anniversary of the introduction of automatic enrolment (AE) into workplace pensions [..]


What is ESG and how is it affecting workplace pensions?
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What is ESG and how is it affecting workplace pensions?

Most people in the UK will know what a pension is, and a great proportion will have one themselves. But the pension we know today is very different to that of over a century ago. Changes have included the launch of the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme (SERPS), [..]


Only a quarter of employees are aware of ESG options for workplace pensions
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Only a quarter of employees are aware of ESG options for workplace pensions

Only a quarter (23%) of employees are aware of environmental, social and governance (ESG) options when it comes to their workplace pension, according to research from employee benefits, wellness and financial education provider Secondsight. In the report, [..]


Secondsight research finds that only 23% of people with workplace pensions are aware of access to ESG funds
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Secondsight research finds that only 23% of people with workplace pensions are aware of access to ESG funds

Only a quarter of people are aware of ESG-related options when it comes to their workplace pension despite an increased interest in sustainability, particularly among younger people, a new report from Secondsight has found. The report - “Workplace pensions and [..]


Why it’s so important for your employees to understand how their pension works
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Why it’s so important for your employees to understand how their pension works

For many people, retirement is a time to relax and enjoy the rewards of a lifetime of hard work. Your employees may already have thought about what they want to do, whether that’s taking long holidays or simply spending more time with their loved ones. Of [..]


How will the ‘Great Resignation’ change employees’ attitudes to employee benefits?
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How will the ‘Great Resignation’ change employees’ attitudes to employee benefits?

After almost two years of pent-up frustration among employees, as a result of a stagnant jobs market throughout the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the so-called ‘Great Resignation’ is underway. And, although pay is an important consideration in any job [..]


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