The Autumn budget included the following matters of interest to employers: National Minimum Wage From April 2019 the NMW will be increased to the following rates: • Apprentices: £3.90 an hour • 16-17 year olds: £4.35 an hour • 18-20…

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New businesses which start up from October will have instant auto enrolment pension duties once they take on a member of staff. This means that they will need to put pension plans in place alongside all the usual tasks associated…

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The Pensions Regulator has updated versions of its detailed guidance notes relating to auto enrolment.

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A recent survey commissioned by the Pensions Regulator has revealed that only 33% of accountants surveyed understand the specific details of using postponement. 48% of those surveyed incorrectly believed that any employee requests to opt in or join a pension…

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A recent survey conducted on behalf of the Pensions Regulator has revealed that only 46% of accountants surveyed knew what types of earnings need to be considered when determining an employee’s eligibility for auto enrolment. Bookkeepers fared slightly better at 51%…

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It’s likely they’ll be relying on their accountant or bookkeeper for advice so you’ll need to make sure you’re ready to help them with their queries. A recent survey conducted on behalf of the Pensions Regulator revealed that only 33%…

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As an accountant your clients will expect you to help them with auto enrolment. A lot of accountants I speak to are, however, unsure what to do when a client approaches them for advice. Auto enrolment presents new challenges but…

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A recent survey carried out on behalf of the Pensions Regulator has revealed that only 44% of accountants surveyed were providing or configuring software for their clients for auto enrolment. However, this was an activity that 80% of those surveyed planned…

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A recent survey carried out on behalf of the Pensions Regulator has revealed that 59% of accountants have experienced or expect to experience clients who aren’t prepared to pay what is required for services relating to auto enrolment. So what…

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