Tag Archives: Workie

We need more than “A pin-stickers guide to workplace pensions”.


Steve Bee once told me that all workplace pensions are the same.  In the context of the conversation (getting small employers to chose the right one), I knew what he meant, it is as hard for small employers to pick … Continue reading

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Time for bosses to get value from Workie!


There is plenty of crowing in policy circles about the success of auto-enrolment. The headlines are certainly good with nearly 9m new savers and over 1m new employers due to have staged by October. The public has taken to Workie … Continue reading

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2018 and all that… AE costs go up 150%!


  How prepared are we for the first big hike in auto-enrolment contributions in April 2018? Should we be preparing our staff for a fall in take home pay? What can we do to see pension saving as a positive? Alright … Continue reading

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Avoid the ambulance chasers and choose your workplace pension wisely


In America the business of providing staff with a retirement benefits plan (known as 401k) is taken very seriously. Employers have fiduciary responsibility to the participants and to the plan. That means that if employers do not take due care … Continue reading

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How can payroll bureaux profit from auto-enrolment?


I’ve recently been asked by the leading payroll trade publication to answer some questions. I’ve enjoyed thinking about them and have set out my answers below. I’m not a payroll manager and I don’t run a bureau – I’m not … Continue reading

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Pensions and the “Olympic bounce”.


Remember what it was like in the first half of 2012 – Britain was fed up and just as “austerity” was biting, we had the Olympics! We couldn’t afford it, it was a pre financial crisis, it would be disruptive, … Continue reading

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The peril of pensions (a quiet word in payroll’s ear).


Anyone who manages payroll, whether in-house or as an outsourcer, will by now have discovered the perils of auto-enrolment. This article will not rehearse the process issues (you’ll be relieved to know). But with auto-enrolment come workplace pensions. Currently the majority … Continue reading

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Taking possession; how’s Workie performing ?


There’s an urban (pension) myth that it’s not until your pension is worth as much as your car that you take any notice of it. My car has been written off twice and has a scrap value of £1000 so … Continue reading

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Auto-enrolment-Is Workie working?


  By now we were due to be in trouble.  There was talks of Tsunamis and capacity crunches. Nostradamus had nothing on the industry commentators saying that we wouldn’t cope; we’re coping. I go to events and ask participants, how’s … Continue reading

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How Mill Pensions help small employers to choose their workplace pension.


Here are a few testimonials we’ve been collecting from business advisers using Pension PlayPen. We don’t pretend they are unbiased – these are the people who love us. But what’s not to love about a service that delivers more for … Continue reading

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