Pension auto enrolment – what employers need to do

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Employers need to keep up to date with what they have to do to comply with the pension auto enrolment rules, and to be aware of the forthcoming increases in the rates of contribution. There […]

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Making use of the Apprenticeship Levy

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This is a key time of year for recruitment following August’s exam results. So now is a good time for employers to consider how they might use the government’s Apprenticeship Levy to benefit their business. […]

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Pension auto enrolment – opting in before opting out

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Employers are being warned not to give employees the choice of opting out of a pension scheme in advance of them being enrolled. The warning comes from the Pensions Regulator in a bulletin after it found […]

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New concession for employers who payroll benefits

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There is a new concession for employers who payroll employee benefits through Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA), the new name for salary sacrifice schemes. Since 6 April 2016 employers have been able to use the payroll […]

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Employment status clarity is a tough gig

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Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming are calling on the government to provide greater clarity on employment law and taxes in the light of a new report into the gig economy. The firm says the report […]

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Worrying statistics for the retirement gap

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A significant minority of people are heading for a retirement which is going to be very tricky to fund: they have neither a private nor a workplace pension. A new study by Aegon, the Readiness […]

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Auto-enrolment non-compliant employers named and shamed

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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published the names of employers who have not complied with pensions auto-enrolment. These firms have been issued an escalating penalty notice. TPR’s list includes organisations that they have secured a […]

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Register for the tax-free childcare scheme

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Parents can register for the new tax-free childcare scheme via the government’s Childcare Choices website. The scheme began on 28 April 2017 for parents of the youngest children. It is gradually being rolled out over […]

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Auto enrolment: it pays to act quickly

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Employers that have an approaching staging date for pension auto enrolment need to act in time to avoid penalties from the Pensions Regulator. This is evidenced by the recent published case of Johnsons Shoes Company, […]

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Award for Bishop Fleming’s Payroll team

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Bishop Fleming’s Payroll Services team have won the Herald Express South Devon Business Growth Award 2017. The Awards Ceremony took place on 28 April at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay. The accolade was […]

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