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We’re at the Earnie Customer Conference

Today the IRIS team are down at Chesford Grange for the second Earnie Customer Conference and the key focus of the event is auto enrolment and how best to prepare.

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Matthew Thompson
31 October 2013

What is automatic enrolment? [Video]

We’ve put together a short video explaining what pension auto enrolment is, why it affects you and the steps you need to take to prepare.

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Matthew Thompson
30 October 2013

NEST transfer ban to be lifted before 2017

The ban on individual transfers into NEST auto enrolment pension schemes will be lifted before the planned date of 2017, according to pensions minister Steve Webb. Webb also confirmed that the current annual contribution restrictions to NEST would be lifted in 2017, once auto enrolment has been rolled out across all businesses.

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Matthew Thompson
29 October 2013

UK economy grows at fastest rate for three years

Britain’s economy is continuing to improve, with official figures showing it to be growing at its fastest rate in over three years. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that UK economic output rose by 0.8% from July to September this year.

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Matthew Thompson
28 October 2013

5 reasons your boss should invest in your training

Have you found it difficult in the past to get your training requests signed off? Training is a vital step for your professional development, but sometimes it isn't easy to put into words why. Our new free guide will give you our top 5 reasons why your manager should invest in your training, and how to go about asking them.

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Matthew Thompson
25 October 2013

Mitchley Avenue Surgery gives their payroll a health check with IRIS

Dr Woolf, a GP from Surrey, had been running his own payroll for himself and up to 6 part time admin staff since 1987. Recently he made the decision to switch to using IRIS GP Payroll software after downloading a 30 day free trial. We spoke with Dr Woolf to look at why he decided to switch to IRIS.

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Matthew Thompson
24 October 2013

Should auto enrolment be made compulsory?

There have been calls for the government to make auto enrolment into pension schemes compulsory, after an independent report found that the minimum contribution rates may not give savers an “adequate” retirement income.

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Matthew Thompson
23 October 2013

Top tips to help you remain compliant this October

Since we launched the new IRIS website, we have more ways than ever to support you. The website and new support pages were designed to be as user-friendly as possible, with improved navigation and functionality making it much easier for you to find all the information you need. We realise that you may be busy focussing on your business though, so this post will highlight a few key points which you will need to know this month.

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Thomas Derbyshire
21 October 2013

HMRC online shutdown begins tonight

HMRC’s planned IT upgrade and maintenance work, which will cause many of their online services, including their PAYE service, to be unavailable is going ahead this weekend. The shutdown was initially planned for last weekend but was postponed as there were concerns the work would not be finished in the time allocated.

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Matthew Thompson
18 October 2013

Confidence in pensions rises to highest level since 2010

In the 12 months since auto enrolment was first introduced, confidence in pensions among employees has risen from 50% to 59%, the highest level since 2010.

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Matthew Thompson
17 October 2013
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