British workers have benefited from a record-high employment rate recently, with more than three-quarters of people in the UK in secure jobs. The latest Labour Market Overview, UK from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the employment rate had…

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A growing number of Brits are expected to continue working beyond their retirement age, a new survey has found. Personnel Today reported on a survey carried out recently on behalf of AIG Life. It found that 31 per cent of…

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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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All UK employers will have to auto enrol eligible workers in a qualifying pension scheme and make mandatory minimum contributions. Those who ignore the workplace pension risk being fined. The workplace pension laws are complex but complying with the law need…

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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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If you are one of the more than a million small and micro employers yet to reach your staging date you should check whether your payroll software supports auto enrolment ahead of your staging date. Some employers have wrongly assumed…

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Employers who deliberately ignore the workplace pension are likely to receive fines. However, some employers end up unintentionally non-compliant with the workplace pension and they also risk being fined. In this blog I will look at some of the reasons given…

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