There’s a lot of confusion over the workplace pension, even amongst business advisers who are offering auto enrolment services to their clients. This has led to some myths arising so in this blog I will bust the 3 most common…

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If you have missed your workplace pension staging date the most important thing is not to panic and to take immediate action. The workplace pension will not go away and there are three good reasons why you should act now.…

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Employers are warned not to ignore the workplace pension as auto enrolment whistleblowing rises The number of whistleblowing reports received by the Pensions Regulator rose by almost a third from 1,968 in 2014/15 to 2,545 in 2015/16. The concern is…

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The right to opt out Employers have a duty to auto enrol their eligible jobholders into a workplace pension. However, ongoing membership of the scheme is not compulsory and a jobholder can choose to ‘opt out’ of the pension scheme…

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The Pensions Regulator is warning employers not to ignore Penalty Notices as the number of Escalating Penalty Notices issued is on the rise. The simple way to avoid being fined is to prepare early for the workplace pension. Fixed Penalty…

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Workplace pension laws are complex and present accountants and bookkeepers with a number of challenges not least because their clients will expect them to help them comply with the rules. In this blog I will look at the top challenges…

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Checklists is a useful new feature, located under the ‘To-Do’ section in Key Decks. It enables you to create a list, as simple or detailed as you wish to use on your own dashboards and on any topic of your choice.…

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If you have staff who need to be auto enrolled into a workplace pension or staff who want to opt in or join, you will need to pass certain information about them to your pension provider within a certain time.…

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A survey commissioned by the Pensions Regulator has revealed that 49% of accountants and bookkeepers surveyed felt only ‘partially’ able to answer clients’ queries. I know that deciding whether to offer auto enrolment services is a difficult decision for accountants…

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