Pensions and benefits

Blake Morgan's Employment law update – April 2019 Employment law changes

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April is the month when many increases to statutory rates and limits take effect but there are other important changes that employers and HR professionals need to be aware of in the month ahead. Keep an eye out particularly for 6 April 2019 when there are a number of developments. More …

Automatic enrolment alert: Consultation with employees – some pitfalls

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Employers should be alert to the mandatory increases in total minimum contributions to their qualifying workforce pension schemes under the automatic enrolment regulations. More …

Pensions Outlook Newsletter - Winter 2019

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In this Winter edition of Pensions Outlook we consider a number issues in the pension's and benefits arena. More …

The Budget is coming – possible changes to tax treatment for pension contributions

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This year's Budget will take place on 29 October and there is the usual speculation that the Chancellor will make changes to the tax relief available on pension contributions but other changes to pensions may be announced as well. More …

Autumn Budget 2017 - what does this mean for employers and pensions?

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In his Budget, Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that the Government was resolved to look forward and not backwards and to produce a "balanced approach" to prepare Britain for the future. More …

Pensions Outlook - September 2017

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Welcome to the September edition of our Pensions Outlook, this month we will be looking at the recent British Airways and IBM cases and life assurance schemes. More …

Sweet measures from Chancellor in the Sugar Tax Budget

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer may have grabbed headlines by declaring war on sugar in his Spring Budget – but there were also several sweeteners for businesses and individuals alike. More …

Budget 2016 – implications for employers

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Key changes to the taxation of termination payments are on the horizon following today's budget. More …

What's the impact of the Autumn Statement for employers?

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne had many issues to deal with yesterday in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement, not least his U-turn on cuts to tax credits, so it is perhaps no surprise employment was far less dramatic. More …

Implications of the Budget for employment lawyers

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What are the headlines in this year's Budget for Employment lawyers and why? More …