Posts by: John Devine

March 21, 2012 – Americans are increasingly losing confidence that will be able to retire comfortably with only 14 per cent saying they are very confident they’ll have enough income to do so, according to a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). The 2012 Retirement Confidence Survey also found...

March 20, 2012 – The British government appears to have experienced another setback on its pension proposals, with civil and public servants overwhelmingly saying no to what is on the table. The rejection is expected to spark renewed labour activity, with the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) saying results...

“It seems a lot of us are channeling our ‘pension envy’ into anger at the (DB) plans’ participants. That’s not fair or productive … employees negotiated those pension benefits as part of their overall compensation packages.”  By Ian Kinross March 20, 2012 – Time has flown since a fictional Wealthy Barber...

March 20, 2012 – A majority of British employers not only say sponsoring a pension plan is the right thing to do, they also back mandatory contributions from both employer and employee, according to a new survey. Conducted by the manufacturer’s association EEF,  the survey found 57 per cent of employers favour...

March 20, 2012 – From the perspective of youth, retirement can seem a long time away, and pension benefits are well down on the list of what young workers seek from employers, according to a recent BMO Retirement Institute report, Perfecting the Workplace Pension. The report found that 47 per cent of young job seekers...

March 20, 2012 – From the perspective of youth, retirement can seem a long time away, and pension benefits are well down on the list of what young workers seek from employers, according to a recent BMO Retirement Institute report, Perfecting the Workplace Pension. The report found that 47 per cent of young job seekers...

March 19, 2012 – A pension debate underway in Washington State mirrors developments in other jurisdictions, with retiree advocates saying the ‘feud’ has more to do with ideology than finances. With a new survey from the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) revealing that 60 per cent of American workers have less...