Automatic Enrolment – are you ready?
The Government has introduced changes under workplace pensions reform legislation that are designed to enable more people to save for their retirement. The main aim of which is to combat the issues surrounding the ageing population and the limited nature of State pension provision. The Government estimates that around seven million people are currently under-saving for retirement. In excess of six million people have already been automatically enrolled into workplace pensions since 2012.
You can prepare now by gaining a thorough understanding of the legislation and its potential impact upon you and your company. If you’ve already ‘staged’ we can also help assess your pension scheme and the processes you are using to ensure best practice and compliance.
Key considerations for your business:
The decisions you make will have a substantial bearing on how easy your processes are to manage as well as the overall cost of implementation, including systems, time and of course increased contributions. Areas you may need to consider include:
We can provide realistic solutions to help comply with the legislation and take the sting out of the potential costs surrounding it. Whilst helping build solutions, we also deliver effective process and communication, turning the complex and costly legislation into a valuable employee benefit.
For more information on Automatic Enrolment please refer to our useful links below:
The Pensions Regulator – detailed guidance.
Find out your Staging Date.
My Ernest grant adviser, has provided a quality service over the last two years by taking the time to get to know my family and our financial requirements. Regular reviews have been informative and conversation has been at an appropriate level for my financial knowledge. Investment actions have been promptly carried out and plenty of documentation has been provided. Anthony has particularly been flexible in meeting us in the evening to fit in with our personal schedules and is very responsive to ad-hoc queries.
We help scheme Trustees through a defined investment process and detailed strategic review of existing scheme investments and principals.
We can help you tailor a package of communications to suit your requirements and the demographic within your workforce. The overall aim is to drive employee engagement and understanding.
If you’re looking to reduce the burden of Trusteeship, our experts can help you in the decision-making process, outlining all your considerations and options.