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Employers urged to draw up pandemic response plan

Employers urged to draw up pandemic response plan

Employment lawyers are advising UK businesses to consider the potential impact that an outbreak of the coronavirus could have on their day-to-day operations.  Although there are still less than 20 confirmed cases...

DC trusts: is bigger better?

DC trusts: is bigger better?

The Pensions Regulator has made its ambivalence towards smaller single employer  trusts crystal clear. For example, last August it described what it saw as the unacceptable scale of under- performance in its annual...

Health Shield appoints new sales director

Health Shield appoints new sales director

 Health Shield has restructured its sales team and appointed Jason Dunks as its new sales director. The restructure enables the friendly society to offer an enhanced service to its intermediary partners, and...

Brian Shanks: the ESG investor’s right to choose

Brian Shanks: the ESG investor’s right to choose

Now that all pension providers are legally required to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their default fund investment processes will we see less scheme members opting for ethical or...

Neyber facing questions over funding – media reports

Neyber facing questions over funding – media reports

Neyber, the financial wellbeing and payroll lending provider, is in talks with accountancy firm BDO about funding options including a possible sale or capital-raising, according to media reports. Sky News described the...

Flexible working most popular emotional wellbeing solution

Flexible working most popular emotional wellbeing solution

Flexible working and work-life balance initiatives are the most popular ways to support employees’ emotional wellbeing according to research amongst HR decision makers undertaken on behalf of Group Risk Development (Grid). Of the 88...

ABI pot depletion warning sparks row over solutions

ABI pot depletion warning sparks row over solutions

Rising full withdrawals and unsustainable annual withdrawal rates risk seeing pensioners run out of money in retirement, an Association of British Insurers report has warned. The report says 40 per cent of...

Analysis: Is the Government interfering on trustees’ approach to climate change?

Govt figures show AE opt-outs remain low

Opt out rates for auto-enrolment remain low, despite last April’s increase in contribution rates, according to the latest data published by the Department of Work and Pensions.  Its Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report...

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