Pensions minister Steve Webb recently floated the idea that retirees could get a 12-month cooling-off period in which to switch annuity providers after signing up. He sees this as part of his aim of increasing competition in the annuity market.
Since pensions minister Steve Webb let slip that the proposed DC charge cap (promised for April 2014) will be delayed by a year, it's all been kicking off.
With the first month of 2014 almost behind us, our State Benefits Consultant is being kept busy with increasing levels of queries on the constantly changing rules affecting the State Benefits system.
The recent launch of the Sainsbury’s pensions modeller has delivered a quick and user-friendly resource for members of the Scheme to evaluate their pension savings.
The winners in the Engaged Investor Trustee Awards 2013 were announced at an awards luncheon last Wednesday – and we were delighted to see some of our clients among them.
We’re delighted to hear that our client, the BBC, has been shortlisted for ‘best member communications’ in the 2013 Awards for Excellence in Institutional Pensions.
The website for the Western United Group Pension Scheme is now live, bringing to three the number of sites launched by Wordshop in as many weeks!
Wordshop is delighted to announce the successful completion of a website design and build project for Clarks, the global shoe company.
The suspension of the Combined State Pension Forecasting system was lifted late last year, giving schemes the opportunity to include personalised State Pension information with their members’ benefit statements once again.
As the country’s State benefit system readies itself for a tide of change, the bi-monthly Wordshop Benefits Update bulletin provides a concise source of information, and our State Benefit Consultancy service offers a valuable one-to-one information service for our clients’ members.