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Only 30% of employers know their staging date for auto enrolment

70% of small businesses are unaware of when they need to begin complying with auto enrolment, according to a recent IRIS survey.

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Matthew Thompson
23 August 2013

Time is running out to prepare for auto enrolment, says Pensions Regulator

Employers will face a “steep learning curve” to be ready on schedule for automatic enrolment, according to research from The Pensions Regulator (TPR). The regulator went on to say that employers are starting to recognise the need to allow time to plan for auto enrolment, but for some it could be too late.

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IRIS help A.M. Nomikos & Son get their payroll shipshape

Shipping agency A.M. Nomikos & Son had always handled their UK payroll in-house, but in 2008 they made the decision to outsource this function to IRIS. We spoke to Finance Account Manager Annette Canbas to find out why they have stayed loyal to IRIS since then.

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Matthew Thompson
21 August 2013

More calls for businesses to start planning now for auto enrolment

Over half (55%) of employers that have already begun complying with auto enrolment list planning as early as possible as their top tip, according to a recent survey.

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Matthew Thompson
20 August 2013

Cloud technologies are shaking up the audit market

The audit market could soon go through a major change, with the Competition Commission proposing plans to make it mandatory for audit services to be put up for tender every five years. It is hoped that this will increase the level of competition within the industry.

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Jon Martingale
20 August 2013

NEST cannot receive auto enrolment favouritism, say pension providers

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been criticised by a number of pension providers, due to apparently showing favouritism to NEST, the government backed pension scheme set up for auto enrolment.

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First auto enrolment non-compliance notices issued by TPR

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued its first formal notice to an unnamed company which has failed to fulfil its auto enrolment obligations. A further 38 less-severe warning letters have been sent to other businesses in the period to 12th August.

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Have you seen the latest RTI announcement from HMRC?

HMRC have recently published an announcement addressing the issue of reconciling the difference between the tax businesses think they owe and the tax HMRC say is due. This seems to have been somewhat of an ongoing problem since the introduction of RTI earlier this year.

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Matthew Thompson
15 August 2013

Less than 20% of small businesses have started planning for auto enrolment

Despite calls from industry experts to start thinking about auto enrolment 12 months before their staging date, a recent IRIS survey found that only 18% of small businesses had started making preparations for the change.

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Matthew Thompson
14 August 2013

We now have even more ways to support you

Last month we launched the brand new IRIS website, made to be as user friendly as possible. This month we would like to highlight the new, improved support area. This new support section has been designed to make it easier than ever to find the help you need.

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Thomas Derbyshire
13 August 2013
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