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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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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More than 200,000 employers have now enrolled 6.5 million workers in a workplace pension as automatic enrolment continues to roll out to more than a million small and micro employers. If you have not reached your staging date yet there are…

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The amount employers and their staff pay into their workplace pension scheme may vary depending on the rules of the pension scheme the employer chooses. However, in most cases employers and their staff have to by law make minimum contributions…

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The workplace pension applies to all employers, even if they have a high turnover of staff. If you have employees who are likely to stop working for you within three months you can use postponement for some or all of…

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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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As an employer your workplace pension duties kick in when you reach your auto enrolment staging date. As soon as you have ‘eligible jobholders’, that is staff aged between 22 and state pension age who earn more than £192 a week…

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