The realities of work and new forms of web-based communication technology
Shifting the burden from employer to employee
Young people in pensions firing line - The majority of workplace final salary schemes - which offer employees a fixed percentage of their salary when they retire - have been closed to new members and replaced with money purchase schemes. Under a money purchase scheme, workers put money into a pension fund which is used to buy an annuity - a financial product which provides an income - when they retire. That means the workers, not the company, is taking the risk.