Swindon Town Football Company Limited has received fines totalling £22,900 after it repeatedly failed to comply with its workplace pension duties. On top of this it had to make back dated pension contributions totalling £13,613.39. The fines could have been avoided…

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A survey conducted on behalf of the Pensions Regulator has revealed that there is confusion amongst accountants who are already offering auto enrolment services over how postponement works. Giving the wrong advice on postponement can lead to clients being hit…

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An employer who repeatedly failed to engage with the Pensions Regulator or put things right has been fined £10,000. This could easily have been avoided had the employer prepared for the workplace pension and complied on time. The workplace pension…

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Your staging date is the date your workplace pension duties come into effect for you. You must be prepared for this date. If you miss your staging date you risk being fined, although there are a couple of ways in…

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Research carried out on behalf of the Pensions Regulator has revealed that there is a lack of understanding of postponement amongst accountants and bookkeepers. Of those surveyed 68% of accountants and 62% of bookkeepers incorrectly believed that postponement moves the staging date,…

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If you don’t offer your clients a solution to auto enrolment then your clients will look to someone else who can help them. The risk to you is that you may lose valued clients to your competitors who are offering…

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Once you reach your auto enrolment staging date one of your key duties, as an employer, is to provide certain information to your workers about the workplace pension. The information requirements are complex but complying with your duties need not be…

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Workers who have been auto enrolled into a workplace pension scheme have the right to opt out of the scheme. If they want to opt out that is their choice but as an employer you should not persuade them to…

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