The introduction of employer duties is seen as the top barrier to sole traders taking on their first member of staff, a survey finds.
A poll of 1,127 sole traders by the British Chambers of Commerce found almost one-in-three businesspeople (32%) saw the 2012 employer duties as a barrier to taking on staff. The BCC said for many owner-managers...
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
The funding gap across FTSE 350 schemes could be slashed by as much as £275bn if schemes look beyond traditional ways of creating value. Victoria Ticha examines how
There will be "many flavours" of defined benefit (DB) consolidators but consolidation will only be the right answer for a minority of schemes, Alan Rubenstein says.
Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Frank Field has questioned the regulator on what lessons it can learn from the experience of the Kodak Pension Plan No.2 (KPP2).