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Pensions

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in pensions.

Workplace pensions reforms: auto-enrolment and compulsory employer contributions.

Wide ranging work-based pension reforms were phased in from October 2012, aimed at encouraging more people to save for their retirement.

All employers need to start preparing for their new responsibilities under the legislation and should be planning and budgeting at an early stage to prepare for the additional costs - both of any additional employer contributions, and of the additional administrative costs of upgrading payroll systems, collecting and paying over contributions and retaining the required records.

ICAEW pensions

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in pensions.

Pensions - Back in business

Last year was good for the pensions insurance sector, with analysis showing £16bn of liabilities hedged. Jay Shah considers the industry innovations and what sponsors should be looking for.

Pensions - Good fortune?

Emsuring you have a sufficient pension fund for retirement can be a battle, and many people need to review and add to their contributions. Charles Worth outlines how to pace yourself for the retirement marathon ahead.

Pension fund management

The £118bn deficit accrued by defined benefit pension schemes has left many FDs looking for a way out. Anthony Harrington explains how companies can lighten the burden.

Getting to grips with auto-enrolment

As the first stages of automatic enrolment into pensions get under way, Robert Russell and Liz Cole explain the rationale behind the pensions reform and how it works in practice

Staff pension: new employer duties

Liz Cole discusses the wide-ranging workplace pension reforms that will be phased in from October 2012, aimed at encouraging more people to save for their retirement.

The pensions regulator

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) was established by the Pensions Act 2004 and took over from the previous regulator, the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority, on 6 April 2005.

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