Workplace Pension Duties – New Employers

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New employers guide through workplace pension duties Are you taking on your first member of staff as a new employer? If so, you will have workplace pension responsibilities from the moment your new staff start working for you. A great new, simple online tool from the Pensions Regulator makes it easier to understand what you have to do. By answering a … Read More

Minimum pension contributions to increase in April 2019

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Minimum pension contributions rates increase again in April Minimum contributions that are set by the government for auto-enrolment will increase again in April 2019. It will be the law. The increase will take the total minimum amount to 8% (at least 3% from you as the employer). This is assuming you’re calculating minimum pension contributions on qualifying earnings. If you … Read More

Campaign warning about pension scams

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Don’t let scammers enjoy yours or your employees’ retirement The Pensions Regulator has joined together with the Financial Conduct Authority to launch the ScamSmart campaign in order to warn savers about pension scams. As an employer you pay in to your employees’ pension, with contributions rising again next April. Don’t let yours and your employees’ money go to waste at … Read More

Case Study: Chapple Signs – Sage50 Payroll & Pension

Chapple Signs Limited, Stowmarket www.chapplesigns.co.uk New Sage 50 Payroll set up part way through a tax year. Training on payroll and pension processing, HMRC related guidance and pension portal uploads.  We were asked to help Anita at Chapple Signs bring their payroll in-house during September 2016. They already had the software they needed to complete the payroll and pension processing, … Read More

What is Pension Auto Enrolment?

Here is a quick reference guide to get you started. Under the Pensions Act 2008 all employers will have to provide a workplace pension for eligible staff by 2018. This is called Automatic Enrolment (Auto Enrolment).