Tag Archives: Payroll

Auto-enrolment – a job worth doing?


Ask yourself a question – is the Government changed its mind and stopped the auto-enrolment program at the end of the year – how would you feel? I expect that there would be a mixed bag of reactions Outrage from … Continue reading

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Pot follows nanny?


The debate on auto-enrolling nannies into workplace pensions is being called #Nannygate. The FT have quoted Anne-Marie O’Leary of Netmum as saying nannies and their bosses are in “a state of near panic” at the prospect of enrolling Nannygate has even drawn a letter … Continue reading

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Is auto-enrolment any more than a tax?


Speaking in Birmingham last week, former pension minister Steve Webb, commented on how hard it will be to raise the bar on employer auto-enrolment contributions from the current 1% of band earnings to 3% "Anything to get AE pension contributions … Continue reading

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Five reasons why pensions need payroll.


  I have been involved in pension management for over 30 years, the last 2o years dealing with large employers and the management of their schemes. In the past ten years I have seen a shift from in-house pension management … Continue reading

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Good news on its way with the launch of pensionsync


Pension PlayPen thinks that the work of systemsync is critical to the ongoing success of auto-enrolment. Systemsync solutions ltd is pleased to announce the launch of pensionsync (its data integration platform for Auto Enrolment data) and to name NOW: Pensions, … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment needs payroll and advisers on the same page.


News reaches me from up north of an abrasive public meeting in which a major payroll disputed the value of financial advice in staging auto-enrolment. I need not name names, sadly it comes as no surprise to hear a payroll software providers … Continue reading

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A rosy outlook for employers and workplace pensions


Five years ago, one of the major concerns for the Johnson Committee that Steve Webb set up to consider auto-enrolment was whether there would be choice by the next election. At the meeting, attended by all the workplace pension providers, it … Continue reading

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Time for payroll to take on pension management?


When I look into my crystal ball, I see three changes to the way that pensions are going to be managed within companies going forward. The old high maintenance approach will fall away as pension providers streamline their processes and … Continue reading

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When will we ever learn?


  There are no short-cuts in pensions, there are no silver bullets, easy answers, no lottery wins, no free alpha. There’s just a lot of hard saving backed up by good governance , cost control and sound investment strategy. Pete Seeger, … Continue reading

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How Payroll can avoid offering pension advice (in 5 easy lessons)!


The blog in a nutshell This is a long risk-warning to payroll bureau and their software suppliers  who may be considering providing advice to employers by reducing the choice of pension options to one – a default. If you don’t … Continue reading

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