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Bear necessities

The industry may be hard up but spare a thought for world famous bear Knut whose hard times are worst than most.

The cuddly bear is ready and willing to mate but lack of cash means the zoo he calls home is not making enough money to buy a lady-bear friend for him.

According to officials at Berlin Zoo the horny mammal, which once made the cover of Vanity Fair, is getting restless. Bosses are so sympathetic that they’re sending Knut to a new home that can give him the “facilities” he needs. And they say romance is dead.


Leeds reports strong profits

Leeds has reported a pre-tax profit of £20.3m after paying its Financial Services Compensation Scheme levy.

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Guide: how to… communicate with your pension members

Effective communication of your pension scheme is a large part of getting auto-enrolment right. Delivering the same message to all employees is not necessarily the way to go. To assist you with the communication of your pension scheme, we have provided some key areas to think about, such as:

  • What to consider when segmenting your workforce
  • How to communicate to pension scheme members at the right time in their member lifecycle
  • What topics you should be discussing with your pension members
  • The new pension freedoms and the importance of communicating them


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