Pensions auto-enrolment update

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By Christine Scott, ICAS Director Charities and Pensions

19 November 2015

A summary of the latest information and resources available from The Pensions Regulator for members in practice.

The Pensions Regulator has launched a new interactive step-by-step website guide aimed at employers.  It is designed specifically to help small and micro employers meet their legal duties. By answering some simple questions they will be able to quickly find out if they have to put any of their staff into a pension scheme and if they employ a personal care assistant or domestic staff they will find an online journey tailored for their situation.

To view the new content, visit The Pensions Regulator web section for employers.

Common automatic enrolment challenges – free webinar for business advisers

Do you know how postponement should be used correctly? Or how a director or a personal services worker should be treated for the purposes of automatic enrolment? Do you know the steps to take if your client fails to carry out their duties on time?

The Pensions Regulator is holding a free webinar on 23 November from 1500 to 1545 where experts will talk through some of the issues small employers and business advisers can find challenging, as well as answering any questions you have about the automatic enrolment process.

To register, visit the events section of The Pensions Regulator website.

Workie says: ‘Don’t ignore the workplace pension’

A new character (pictured above) has recently been introduced with the launch of a campaign to raise awareness of workplace pensions.  Workie, who is intended to be the physical embodiment of the workplace pension, will be seen visiting people in all sorts of work environments over the coming months, asking them not to ignore him. A new Twitter hashtag has also been created -  #DontIgnoreIt

You may have noticed an increase in the number of clients getting in touch with you as a result of increased publicity and you can expect to see these numbers continue to rise. Have you decided what role you will play in supporting your clients?

For more information visit The Pensions Regulator’s automatic enrolment guide for business advisers.


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