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Pensions for HR

Who should attend

This Pensions for HR course is aimed at HR professionals or in-house counsel who have a responsibility for pension issues, or find themselves being asked more questions on the topic. This course may also be relevant to payroll.


Pensions used to be the responsibility of pension specialists in the ‘pension department’. But auto-enrolment made pensions an HR concern and the ongoing duties, including re-enrolment, scheme changes and salary sacrifice take up, make pensions a mainstream HR issue. This Pensions for HR course demystifies pension basics and highlights key employer responsibilities and duties, particularly from an HR perspective.


Pension schemes - quick overview

  • occupational schemes: DB and DC
  • insurance based schemes: group and personal
  • auto-enrolment schemes
  • third party involvement in your pension scheme,including trustees and unions

Auto-enrolment - ongoing responsibilities

  • key requirements following the recent changes
  • re-enrolment
  • working overseas / secondments
  • FAQs

HR pension responsibilities and issues

  • what pension contributions have to be made when someone is absent from work?
  • salary sacrifice: what it is and what impact does it have on employment contracts and T&Cs, especially when employees are absent from work
  • employment contracts, settlement agreements, redundancy payments and pension contributions
  • is there an employer duty to make employees aware oftheir pension benefits or encourage employees to save for their retirement?
  • what is ‘financial advice’ and what you can and cannot say?
  • role of pensions in managing an older workforce

Scheme change or variation

  • when you can change pensions and how TUPE affects pensions
  • harmonisation

The role of the Pensions Regulator

  • expectation, support, penalties

Download the full Pensions for HR programme.


Details of the speakers can be found in the PDF.

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