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Retirement issues for employers are an integral part of human resources planning. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing guidance and background information.

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  • Briefings
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  • Useful links
  • Articles and books in the Library collection

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Featured book

Tax efficient retirement planning
A.Ure (Bloomsbury Professional, 2014, 440 pages)
Navigates practitioners through the latest UK pension tax legislation and HMRC practice, outlining the main tax rules applicable to registered pension schemes and employer-financed retirement benefits schemes.

To borrow this book please contact the Library.

Featured article

Don't worry - someone will give me a nudge if I doze off
People Management, November 2014, p.40-44
Retirement is just a state of mind nowadays - what can businesses do to help older workers?

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Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Age and retirement


Employers should take care to minimise the risk of potential age discrimination claims by not discussing an employee's age and possible retirement unless justified in the circumstances. Legal Alert, April 2013.

Guidance on forcible retirement


It may technically be possible for employers to justify a retirement age, but they may be taking a major risk in so doing, in the light of two Supreme Court rulings on age discrimination. Legal Alert, June 2012.

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Briefings are four-page guides from Atom Content Marketing written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Pensions for business owners


Pension planning can be a crucial part of ensuring a secure and comfortable retirement. The sooner you invest in a pension the more you will have available to make the most of your retirement.

Pensions for senior managers


There has never been more choice and flexibility for senior managers when it comes to pension saving. Most employees can choose from a wide range of investments for their pension fund, contribute more to their own retirement, and exercise greater control over drawing their income.

Pensions for your employees


Major reform is sweeping through occupational pension provision and it affects every employer in the UK. Every business is being obliged to auto-enrol and contribute to their employees' pension schemes (phased in between October 2012 and February 2018).

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Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

UK corporate pension plans waking up to benefits of target-date funds

Target-date funds (TDFs) are growing in popularity since the UK's pension freedoms legislation was introduced in 2015. Pension advisers can add value by helping pension members manage their assets through retirement.

Retirement Confidence Monitor 2016

Results from a State Street Global Advisors survey measuring confidence levels of pension scheme members in the UK, Ireland and US during 2013-2016. Includes statistics on the amount of risk members surveyed are willing to take and their pension plan satisfaction levels.

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Useful links

Expenses and benefits: Retirement benefit schemes
Guidance from GOV.UK on an employer's tax and reporting obligations.

Retirement (Acas)
Information from Acas on changes to UK employment law relating to retirement.

When an employee retires
Archived guide from Business Link covering procedures, pensions, support for retiring employees, early retirement and ill health.

Working without the default retirement age
Advisory booklet produced by Acas as guidance for employers. Published in March 2011.

Articles and books in the Library collection

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

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