• 2020

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    DC briefing, April 2020 – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    On 26 March 2020, Government published guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This is designed to support employers whose businesses have been severely affected by Covid-19. It is a grant from the Government that does not need to be repaid.

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    DC briefing, April 2020 – Covid-19: 9 key pension considerations

    In our DC briefings, we will be monitoring how the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting sponsoring employers, trustees and DC scheme members. In this briefing, we identify nine actions you may want to consider taking.

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  • 2019

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    First briefing, January 2019 – Auto-enrolment update

    April 2019 will bring two updates to auto-enrolment regulations – the last of the planned increases in contribution phasing, and changes in qualifying earnings and other limits. Read on for further details in our latest First Briefing.

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  • 2018

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    First briefing, January 2018 – Auto-enrolment review

    Although the automatic enrolment regime is not yet fully rolled out, the DWP has already carried out a review. The results of this review, which examined coverage of automatic enrolment, how engagement can be improved and future contributions have just been published. We provide a digest of the review's proposals and findings, assess the...

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