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UK government: "complex" same-sex survivor benefit issues require further consideration

It would cost the UK public sector around £2.9 billion and private sector £400 million to "reduce or eliminate" the remaining differences between survivor benefits for heterosexual married couples and those in same-sex civil partnerships, according to a government... 30 Jun 2014

UK government drops 'flexible DB' from final defined ambition pension proposals

Employers that provide defined benefit (DB) pension schemes would not be able to water down the benefits offered by those schemes to members in respect of future service, according to the UK government's final proposals for 'defined ambition' (DA) schemes.... 30 Jun 2014

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Final scheme funding code of practice for UK DB pensions tackles some of the complexities, says expert

UK companies that operate final salary and other defined benefit (DB) pension schemes will be able to take into account their need to invest in sustainable economic growth when agreeing funding plans with scheme trustees, the Pensions Regulator has confirmed.... 12 Jun 2014

Queen's speech announcements on low paid work will "level playing field" for legitimate businesses, says expert

Proposals to crack down harder on those who abuse the UK's national minimum wage rules and outlaw certain abuses in the use of zero-hours contracts show that the government is "not averse to a little lighter regulation around low-paid workers", an expert has... 05 Jun 2014

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