Staff in the 'gig economy' have received a new boost in their case for workers' rights, including pensions, following a landmark ruling against Pimlico Plumbers.
In a judgement handed down on 10 February, the Court of Appeal dismissed the company's claims that its workers were "independent contractors", instead denoting them as "workers". The case was brought...
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Nearly 60% of UK employers consider defined contribution (DC) master trusts to be the "most suitable" pension fund for their employees, according to research by Buck.
Companies which have tried to dodge their pension duties by changing their identities are being "hunted" by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in a crackdown on non-compliance with auto-enrolment (AE).
Removing liquidity restrictions would enable DC funds to capitalise on the potentially higher and safer returns that DB schemes have benefitted from, says Patrick Marshall.