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Tagged: Automatic Enrolment

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

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

Have you registered for the Earnie Customer Conference yet?

IRIS is inviting its Earnie payroll software users to attend the second Earnie Customer Conference on 31st October, Chesford Grange. The key focus of the event will be the government’s workplace pension reform and automatic enrolment policies.

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Matthew Thompson
16 October 2013

Changes introduced to improve auto enrolment for employers

The Department for Work and Pensions have announced a number of changes to auto enrolment rules to be introduced next month. These changes are being brought in due to feedback from companies already complying with the legislation with the aim being to make the auto enrolment process easier for future groups of employers preparing to comply.

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Matthew Thompson
15 October 2013

One year on - Auto enrolment passes 1.6 million mark

One year since auto enrolment was introduced to businesses, the Department of Work and Pensions has announced that so far, over 1.6 million people have begun contributing to workplace pension schemes.

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Matthew Thompson
10 October 2013

Over 90% of employers will seek auto enrolment advice and support

Early feedback tells us that auto enrolment is incredibly complex, and recent research from NEST confirms this view, with the majority of employers stating they would be seeking advice.

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Matthew Thompson
3 October 2013

Auto enrolment preparation is biggest objective for almost 40% of businesses

Preparing for auto enrolment has been listed as the biggest objective over the next 12 months by over a third (39%) of businesses, according to a recent study.

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Matthew Thompson
1 October 2013

5 top tips for preparing for auto enrolment

As more and more companies start preparing for auto enrolment, pension provider NEST has put together a list of top tips to give employers an idea of what steps they need to take to ensure they are ready for the change.

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Matthew Thompson
30 September 2013

Auto enrolment opt out rates are three times lower than predicted

It has been almost a year since auto enrolment was first introduced to UK businesses, and research from Scottish Widows has discovered that the number of workers opting out of their workplace pension is substantially lower than initially predicted.

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Matthew Thompson
26 September 2013

New calls for “pot follows member” pension reform to be scrapped

Not long after the government announced plans to introduce a “pot follows member” scheme for automatic enrolment pensions, there have been calls to scrap the plan and replace it with a central clearing house to consolidate savings.

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Matthew Thompson
19 September 2013
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