Category Archives: DC

Cross Keys Homes awarded Pension Quality Mark Plus

Cross Keys Homes, Peterborough’s largest housing association, has become the first employer offering its staff membership of the Defined Contribution section of the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) to obtain the Pension Quality Mark. Lisa Glendye, head of HR at Cross Keys Homes, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Pension Quality Mark […]

Fair and Sustainable Public Sector Pensions

Ahead of the planned strikes on Wednesday I thought I’d post a few thoughts on public sector pensions. I think of myself as being one of the few people that aren’t firmly on one side of the argument on this. I’m a taxpayer on one hand but defender of defined benefit pensions on the other. […]

F1rst Briefing – Annuity Reforms

Background The Government is removing the requirement for individuals with defined contribution (DC) pension funds to secure an income, usually by purchasing an annuity, by age 75. Following consultation, the Government has drafted provisions to be included in the Finance Bill to facilitate this change. The proposed changes will take effect from 6 April 2011. […]

What really matters – DC outcomes

What surprises us about current DC consulting is how little good it does; three of us sat down yesterday to work out how our firm could do something to improve the pensions arising from DC saving. We organised our thinking around the past, the present and the future. The Past Corporate DC pensions in the […]