Category: Pensions

What are the criteria for an employee to qualify for a workplace pension scheme?

Businesses that don’t enrol eligible employees onto a workplace pension scheme are breaking the law, make sure that you’re familiar with the criteria for enrolment. Pension auto-enrolment is a government scheme that was introduced under the Pensions Act 2008. The scheme makes it compulsory for employers to auto-enrol all eligible employees into a pension scheme…




Data Shows It’s More Important Than Ever To Get A Grip On Finances

Accountants hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but sometimes it’s necessary to make business owners aware of the financial realities to ensure a business can get through any economic storms that may be on the horizon. Current data shows that there is little to feel optimistic about in the coming months. Calls are…




Could Businesses Be In For a Much Needed Tax Lifeline?

With small business confidence plunging to record lows and the owners of big businesses cutting back on investing and staff hiring, could the Chancellor have something up his sleeve to help everyone out? Corporation tax is one area mentioned by George Osborne as a way to reduce the economic impact of Brexit on businesses. A…




Pensions

There has been quite a lot of buzz around the legislation that requires businesses to contribute to employee pension schemes, but very little information is being made available to SME’s about how to go about selecting scheme. This is reflected into a recent survey among SME owners about what they want from a pension scheme….