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Tagged: Automatic Enrolment

3 million could miss out on auto enrolment due to personal allowance plans

New plans announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to increase the amount individuals can earn before paying income tax could have a knock on effect on employees’ eligibility for pension auto enrolment.

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Matthew Thompson
21 November 2013

The Pensions Regulator launches business sector auto enrolment compliance visits

The Pensions Regulator has started targeting specific business sectors which it feels may face challenges when trying to comply with auto enrolment.

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Matthew Thompson
20 November 2013

Have your say: auto enrolment pension charge caps

Earlier this month the government announced three possible options for capping charges on auto enrolment pensions. This consultation has received support from consumer and trade organisations but the government is now opening it up to the general public to make sure “those who pay into pensions get their chance to put forward their views”.

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Matthew Thompson
18 November 2013

Auto enrolment challenges: weekly paid employees

It has now been over a year since auto enrolment was first introduced to some of the largest employers in the UK. While many smaller businesses should be starting to prepare their processes, it is useful to look at challenges faced by those already complying with the legislation. One key issue which has been raised is the challenges faced when it comes to employees who are paid weekly.

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Matthew Thompson
14 November 2013

Government outlines plans for “defined ambition” pensions

Yesterday the government announced plans for further reforms of workplace pensions for future generations, with a new category of pension scheme taking centre stage.

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Matthew Thompson
8 November 2013

90% of small businesses have still not started preparing for auto enrolment

As auto enrolment passes the one year anniversary of its launch, new research shows that shockingly, 90% of small businesses have not started preparing for the change, despite the fact their staging date may be within the next 12 months.

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Matthew Thompson
5 November 2013

Government considering total ban on auto enrolment commission charges

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced it is considering banning all commission charges in auto enrolment pension scheme in an effort to protect savers from increasing charges.

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Matthew Thompson
4 November 2013

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
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