Category Archives: auto-enrolment

All at sea! TPR’s “Trafalgar” for maritime and offshore workers.


Well done Lesley Titcombe and hurrah for our best naval victory since Trafalgar! Continue reading

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Confusing intermediaries


Whether we are talking about saving (accumulation) or spending (decumulation) the issue is the same. Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment limits – what the DWP aren’t saying!


The DWP’s paper on the Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Bands(QEB) for auto-enrolment next year is very well written and gives an insight into just how much thought is going into managing the conflicting needs of employers, workers, administrators and…HMRC. … Continue reading

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The Nigella Lawson of workplace pensions


I met Hayley Jaggers at a recent Capacity Crunch Conference and linked in with her. We agreed to meet at our Tonbridge offices and we had a business meeting yesterday. She has re-defined my expectation of what can be achieved … Continue reading

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NEST is not a financial soup-kitchen.


For some time , I and others advising on workplace pensions have been calling for NEST to make a clear statement on charging employers for NEST support. Now we have it . In case you can’t press the link , here … Continue reading

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Crowd-sourcing a solution to the net-pay pension problem.


The people who are losing out on Government contributions into their workplace pensions because their schemes work on net pay rather than “relief at source” are oblivious of this problem, they serve coffee in Costa, work in nursing homes and … Continue reading

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Preparing for an auto-enrolment capacity crunch.


The Telegraph is running a story suggesting that the DWP are drawing up a plan B for auto-enrolment that could see the timeline for initial staging stretch to the next decade. Nannies, gardeners and staff at small firms may not get … Continue reading

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“Pension PlayPen – more serious than it sounds!”


    Today I’m off to Newcastle to see a large company that helps people get paid. I’m travelling with a spring in my step after listening to Paul Lewis introduce me as Founder of “Pension PlayPen – more serious than it … Continue reading

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One small step for payroll, one giant leap for auto-enrolment.


There have been two events over the past couple of weeks that I think we’ll look back to as tipping points in the auto-enrolment staging timeline. Till now, employers have had no choice but to send and collect data to … Continue reading

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What price support – and how much should bosses pay for NEST?


A few years ago, most us reckoned the future of auto-enrolment was NEST and when NEST published document’s like it’s “Future of retirement” it was because it could rightly claim the major stake in that proposition. But I’m not sure how much … Continue reading

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