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We’re going Dutch!

After a short consultation period, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd recently gave the go-ahead for a new Dutch-style pension scheme to enter the UK market. The Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pensio...

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Is a stand-out benefits package the key to staff retention in the legal sector?

The challenge It’s an unfortunate, yet relatively well-known secret in the legal sector that staff retention is of growing concern. The recruitment costs as well as the downturn in production when staff leave c...

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International Women’s Day at Broadstone

Broadstone is embracing International Women’s Day today and renewing our belief in Balance For Better. We’re proud of our current gender balance, we employ over 200 people, and enjoy a 50:50 ratio of female to ...

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DC Trust, Master Trust or contract based – which would you choose?

With the ongoing improvements in regulation and increased requirements around running your own trust-based scheme, many employers and Trustees are considering switching, but what is best for your members and th...

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Broadstone Group acquires CS Financial Solutions to drive continuing growth in the employee benefits market

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Liverpool-based CS Financial Solutions (CSFS) including CS Trustees. This is another significant step for Broadstone as we continue to be one of the UK’s fastest ...

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2018 – The good, the bad and the ugly!

As we approach the end of 2018, we have been discussing the key events for our industry this year.   It was a great start to 2018 for our businesses as 2020 Trustees, part of the Broadstone Group, was name...

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Teachers’ Pension Scheme employer contribution increase – a step too far for the independent education sector?

Along with almost every school in the state sponsored ‘maintained’ sector, many independent schools also offer teaching staff membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). The TPS is a government created (u...

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Dashboard to go live in 2019

Some good news for consumers as the government confirms that the long-awaited Pensions Dashboard looks set to be unveiled next year. It is hoped that the Dashboard will aid people of all ages plan for their ret...

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The results are in on financial advice

In films, with great power comes great responsibility. In pensions, with greater freedom comes greater uncertainty. This was certainly the case when ‘pension freedoms’ were introduced in April 2015. There was m...