UK - An employment appeal tribunal is set to open the floodgates for hundreds of claims by part-time workers for pension rights, a leading lawyer says.
Part-timers have been required to bring claims within six months of leaving their employer. But the new ruling extends the deadline to any time while they remain with a subsequent employer and up to six months after leaving it.
The latest ruling is part of test cases surrounding Preston – a part-time worker who successfully claimed indirect discrimination against Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS after she was not allowed to join the NHS Staff Pension Scheme.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes are to be offered a new consolidator as the former chief of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) launches 'The Pension SuperFund'.
Martin Freeman has been hired as head of technology product and development at Smart Pension, to support the 'growing' technology product side of the business.
Tim Sharp says the government has missed some big opportunities to help workers in the DB white paper.
The FCA and TPR have announced their joint strategy for tackling the key risks facing pensions in the next decade. Victoria Ticha explores the plan and the industry's initial reaction.