Can we declare auto-enrolment a success?


Just over two years on from its introduction, auto-enrolment (AE) is being hailed a success by many. A DWP press release in March was keen to underline the achievements so far. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (12 March 2015) show that nearly 5.2 million workers have been enrolled into a workplace pension scheme by their employer as part of AE*.

Altmann’s Alternatives: The pensions path ahead

Ros Altmann has rightly said that she will prioritise taking forward the work to bring in the new State Pension Scheme, help millions more to be enrolled into good quality workplace pension schemes, and safeguard new freedom and choice as to how people access their savings. However, it is important that helping defined benefit schemes meet their commitments is also seen as an important objective for any new Pensions Minister.

Hacking the data secrets of Cyber Cover

Cybercriminals use strategies to select their victims and are not always selective about who they target. Examples of commonly targeted entities include corporate bank accounts, which often lack the added layer of security available within personal accounts. A UK Government survey estimated that in 2014, 81% of large corporations and 60% of small businesses suffered a cyber breach. The average cost of a cyber-security breach is between £600k-£1.15m for large businesses and £65k-115k for SME's.

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