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New workers' pension scheme could 'deter' savers

The government’s new workplace pension scheme may be rejected by many of the employees it is deigned to help, the CBI has claimed.

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Pension funds back in the black

The improving economic climate has seen the funds of the UK’s final salary pension schemes move into a surplus for the first time in nearly two years.

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Huge numbers failing to save for retirement

Almost two out of three private sector employees are not saving for a pension, official figures have revealed.

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The retired facing 'complex' tax regime

The tax system for people in retirement has been described as being too complex, and, as a result, too many older people overpay their taxes.

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Drop the compulsory retirement age, says Equality Commission

Employees should be allowed to continue working after the age of 65, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has argued.

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Pension funds register drop in deficits

There has been a distinct improvement in the state of the UK’s final salary pension schemes.

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Smaller firms get extra time to prepare for new pension scheme

Small businesses are to be given flexibility over the introduction of the government’s new compulsory workplace pension scheme.

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Changes recommended to boost defined contribution pensions

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has produced a series of proposals aimed at improving the returns that employees receive from defined contribution pensions.

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Pensions policy requires 'radical' change of approach

Workplace pension schemes are in danger of failing to provide adequate retirement incomes, it has been claimed.

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New pension plans should be adapted for temporary workers

The new government-backed compulsory pension programme, due to come into effect in 2012, needs to take more account of temporary workers, it has been claimed.

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