Latest Pensions Auto-Enrolment

3rd February 2022 NHS Doctors – 2019/20 Scheme Pays Election & Compensation Policy Application

The extended 31 March 2022 deadline for NHS Doctors to submit their scheme pays elections and compensation policy applications for the 2019/20 tax year is fast approaching.   For those NHS Doctors that suffered an annual allowance pension tax charge in the 2019/20 tax year had the option to either pay the charge directly to…

18th March 2021 Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) from July 2021

As you will know by now, in the budget speech of 3rd March 2021, the government announced the extension of the current furlough scheme until September 2021. Further guidance has now been issued as to how the scheme will operate.   Firstly, for periods starting after 1st May, you can claim furlough for any employee,…

6th March 2019 National Minimum Wage and Pension Contributions

  Further to the budget announcements at the end of October 2018, rate changes to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) have been confirmed for April 2019. These are in line with the recommendations that were made by the low pay commission.   Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2018 (current rate) £7.83…

15th March 2018 Employer auto enrolment pension contribution set to double with effect from 6th April 2018

  All employers and employees currently paying the minimum contribution of 1% will have to factor contribution increases into their cashflow in order to meet the rise in the level of auto enrolment funding. From 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019, the employer minimum contribution will increase to 2% with staff contribution equalling 3%.…

20th November 2017 Latest Update – Auto Enrolment Changes

View our latest information bulletin regarding Auto Enrolment including details on Contribution Phasing, What to pay and information on complying with the Pensions Regulator. Download Latest Auto Enrolment Leaflet For further information and guidance you can contact your usual Whiting and Partners representative or speak to our payroll department on 01353 662595 or by email…

19th September 2017 Auto-Enrolment Spot Checks

  The Pensions Regulator have recently been working their way around the country, making spot checks to ensure employers are complying with Auto-enrolment duties. These help The Pensions Regulator understand any challenges employers are facing, and if they need to make any changes to their guidance. It also helps them identify employers who are failing…

12th September 2017 Auto enrolment for new employers

  Under pensions auto enrolment employers have to enrol qualifying employees into a workplace pension. Duties include paying contributions for the employee. The process of auto enrolment has been phased in from October 2012 when the largest employers had to comply with the rules. However the rules are set to change and new employers will…

12th September 2017 Pensions Auto enrolment compliance

  The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has begun carrying out employer spot checks to make sure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment duties and that they are giving their staff the workplace pensions they’re entitled to. According to the TPR these inspections help them to understand any challenges employers are facing, and whether TPR need…

9th August 2017 Automatic enrolment reaches 8 million

  The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed than eight million employees have signed up for a workplace pension since the launch of automatic enrolment. The introduction of automatic enrolment was expected to lead to around eight million workers saving more for their retirement and this milestone has already been reached with hundreds of thousands more…

20th October 2016 More Pensions Red Tape

Pensions Automatic Enrolment: + 3 years = re-enrolment. Although some clients are still only just staging for pensions auto-enrolment, with many still to stage, auto-enrolment has been in place for larger employers since October 2012. This means that most employers are due, or have already had to go, through re-enrolment. Re-enrolment is something that all…