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Payroll bureaux – help ’em out the trenches!

This blog’s all about helping payroll bureau get their voice heard.If you are an agent helping people with auto-enrolment – take this survey to get out of the trenches One payroll manager told me that sitting in her office was like … Continue reading

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Beware “black-box” auto-enrolment “solutions”.

Katie Morley of the de Daily Telegraph has written an important article claiming that the occupational schemes set up to relieve the needy of their pension savings before retirement are now turning their sights on auto-enrolment. This may or may not … Continue reading

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The Auto-Enrolment Squeeze (and how to get through it)

You know that feeling when you get to the back of a motorway queue and you see traffic extending into the distance.? If you’re lucky you can see the problem ahead from the blue police lights and as you edge … Continue reading

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There’s as much risk of pension mis-buying as pension mis-selling #cpconf

The Payroll World Client Payroll Conference was a cracker. It set the agenda for payroll bureaux engaging with auto-enrolment and progressed my thinking (and I suspect that of most of my fellow delegates). I don’t praise a conference lightly, especially … 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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Distributing workplace pensions to a mass market.

  NEST insight 2015 suggests a shift in the way employers take decisions about the pension they will offer to their staff. 88% of employers staging with NEST in 2014 relied on payroll software to do so. The majority of employers … Continue reading

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Who is going to support auto-enrolment now?

So far 43,000 firms have staged auto-enrolment, in 2015 45,000 employers will stage and in January 2016 alone over 100,000 firms will stage. Whereas most employers who have staged so far will have had workplace pensions and advisers, the 1.25m … Continue reading

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