UK/EUROPE - Agency workers are unlikely to win equal pensions rights in the UK, believes Pinsent Curtis Biddle.
The law firm’s comments follow the European Parliament’s approval of a draft directive for agency (temporary) workers rights.
Associate Nicola Bumpus said that the European directive which covered fixed-term workers gave employers the option of avoiding the provision of occupational pensions to fixed-term workers and that this option was likely to be used for temporary workers too.
The Pensions Administration Standards Association's Margaret Snowdon won the coveted Pensions Woman of the Year award. She tells Stephanie Baxter about lessons she has learned along the way.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes are set to shorn themselves of over £300bn of liabilities between 2019 and 2021 as they continue to mature, Mercer predicts.
This week's top stories include the Competition and Markets Authority issuing its final report for the investigation into investment consultants, and The Pensions Regulator launching its first fraud prosecution.
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