News analysis: More than half of small and medium-sized charities yet to auto-enrol have schemes with annual management charges greater than 0.5 per cent and face enrolling into “poor value” schemes, according to a report.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority is close to recouping the £1m it spent merging two schemes into the Combined Nuclear Pension Plan in a bid to save on administration and advisory costs.
Shepherds Bush Housing Group is to make its defined contribution scheme the "centrepiece" of its staff benefits provision by mirroring the contributions standards set out by the Pension Quality Mark.
Fewer medium-sized employers will be turned away by their existing pensions provider for auto-enrolment arrangements than their larger counterparts, according to one such provider, as experts disagree on how smaller companies will fare.
Nest has called for greater transparency around transaction costs, but warned actively communicating them to members could lead to unsuitable fund choices.
A social care provider is temporarily rolling its cash-in-lieu-of-pension contribution into its auto-enrolment structure, so employees will not have to pay anything in until 2018.
The Unilever UK Pension Fund has set up a defined contribution committee to boost three key areas of management of its members' savings.
News analysis: The technical changes to the regulations for implementing auto-enrolment released by the Department for Work and Pensions have received a mixed response from the industry.
News analysis: Managers of large defined contribution schemes have responded to the government's proposed 0.75 per cent charging cap on auto-enrolment arrangements, largely feeling they already fit within the requirement currently under consultation.
NAPF conference 2013: At just 2.3 per cent Warburtons has seen one of the lowest opt-out rates reported following a communications campaign that included personally contacting each employee that requested a form to leave the scheme.