Pensions chief warns EU rules may deter firms from offering staff benefits

Proposed rules for occupaational pension schemes across Europe could dissuade firms from providing staff pension benefits.

21st September, 2014

Proposed rules for occupaational pension schemes across Europe could dissuade firms from providing staff pension benefits, according to the body that represents pension schemes and retirement savers here.

The proposed European directive on occupational pension schemes is due to be transposed into Irish law by the end of 2016.

''There is a danger that the overly prescriptive nature of the directive would not add any real protection to members of schemes but might make employers less...

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