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TPR says Dunelm auto-enrolment failures led to £143k underpayment

Professional Pensions | 24 Apr 2014 | 12:09 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Dunelm Soft Furnishings underpaid its initial auto-enrolment (AE) contributions by £143,000 as a result of a defective payroll system, a report from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) reveals.

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How default funds must change after the Budget

DC default funds are likely to need a major overhaul following this year’s Budget and the introduction of a charge cap. Jonathan Stapleton looks at what the changes might mean.

Professional Pensions | 23 Apr 2014 | 12:56 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Mercer master trust named preferred scheme for universities and colleges

Mercer has been appointed as the preferred provider of defined contribution (DC) schemes to more than 200 UK higher and further education institutions.

Professional Pensions | 15 Apr 2014 | 11:09 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DWP halves AE opt-out estimate

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revised down its opt-out rate estimate for auto-enrolment (AE) from 30% to 15%.

Professional Pensions | 11 Apr 2014 | 17:06 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Now Pensions announces ADP payroll link-up

Now Pensions will work with payroll provider ADP to deliver an integrated auto-enrolment (AE) service, the master trust has announced.

Professional Pensions | 11 Apr 2014 | 13:54 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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JLT wins Now Pensions admin contract from Equiniti

JLT Employee Benefits has won the contract to provide administration services to auto-enrolment master trust Now Pensions.

Professional Pensions | 04 Apr 2014 | 13:34 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Research: 98% of SMEs unprepared for AE

As many as 98% of small and medium-sized employers (SMEs) have yet to choose and secure a scheme for automatic enrolment (AE), according to Now Pensions.

Professional Pensions | 04 Apr 2014 | 12:36 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: AE non-compliance probes prove regs are too complex

More than six out of ten contributors said the number of probes launched by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) into auto-enrolment non-compliance was confirmation that regulations were too complex.

Professional Pensions | 28 Mar 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DWP confirms 0.75% charge cap for DC auto-enrolment schemes - UPDATE

A 0.75% charge cap will apply to all defined contribution (DC) schemes used for auto-enrolment (AE) from April 2015, pensions minister Steve Webb has confirmed.

Professional Pensions | 27 Mar 2014 | 12:07 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Savers want to know where their money goes

Osborne’s 2014 Budget speech was filled with new announcements aimed at encouraging saving.

Professional Pensions | 27 Mar 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Friday Buzz: Education will fix annuity market

This week, respondents were keen on financial education as an antidote to a poorly-functioning annuities market.

Professional Pensions | 21 Mar 2014 | 07:02 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Buzz: TPR may need more to police AE

Slightly more Buzz contributors thought The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should have more auto-enrolment (AE) compliance resources than not.

Professional Pensions | 21 Mar 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblowers trigger one in 10 TPR auto-enrolment investigations

One in 10 (11%) of The Pensions Regulator’s 590 investigations into auto-enrolment (AE) non-compliance was triggered by whistleblowing reports.

Professional Pensions | 20 Mar 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Pensions library

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Achieving better member outcomes - A practical guide to DC pensions

Shedding light on the key challenges, the Aon Hewitt guide helps you identify what you are trying to achieve for your DC members and deliver a positive impact on their outcomes. The guide examines the current situation and existing challenges, and suggests potential solutions, with clear action points for employers and trustees.

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How smart is Smart Beta?

 

John Brown, Senior VP and Head of Global Client Development at INTECH Investment Management discusses whether or not ‘Smart Beta' is genuinely smart, and if it is really beta.

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