Pensions Regulator

TPR’s Latest Advertising Campaign

By janetl

     In the light of the pending Staging Dates for small and micro employers (and the fact that many of these are unprepared for their Auto-Enrolment duties), The Pensions Regulator have commenced a new timely advertising campaign.  This started on 20 October 2014, targeting both employers and business advisors as follows: Employer campaign – […]

AE Thresholds 2014/15 – Update

By janetl

On 17 December 2013, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) outlined the Government’s proposals for its annual review of the thresholds for 2014/15.  This annual review is a requirement of the Pensions Act 2008 and will result in the Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2013. The Pensions Regulator advised the […]

Auto-Enrolment and Payment of Contributions

By janetl

The Pensions regulator has issued guidance reminding employers of the importance of making the payment of pension contributions to the pension scheme in accordance with the overriding deadlines set out in the Pensions Act 2008. For occupational DC and personal pension schemes, the general rule is that the due date for payment of contributions to […]

Workplace Pension Reforms – DWP Evaluation

By janetl

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published its evaluation report on Workplace Pensions Reforms, set to become mandatory from October 2012 with the Staging of the largest employers.  Their report, following their Evaluation Strategy in 2011, is designed to present the industry landscape before the introduction of the reforms.  It is based around […]

Template Letters from The Pensions Regulator

By janetl

Timely and accurate communication with workers will be a vital part of an employer’s compliance regime once they commence their auto-enrolment responsibilities.  This compliance duty extends to all workers between the ages of 16 and 74, therefore, is a great responsibility.  Further, the legislation requires different communication to different workers at different times. To aid […]

Auto-Enrolment Safeguards in Place

By Ian Holloway

Chapter 3 of the Pensions Act 2008 contains a number of safeguards in order to protect an individual from any discriminatory behaviour by an employer with regards to their right to pension scheme membership.  These safeguards apply to the two categories of individuals that are affected by the workplace reforms, namely jobholders and Entitled Workers.  […]

Auto-enrolment Delay

By Ian Holloway

Pensions Minister Steve Webb has confirmed that the Government is delaying pensions auto-enrolment for companies with 49 employees, or less.  The original staging date, as outlined in the Employers’ Duties (Implementation) Regulations 2010, was to commence in April 2014, with all employers eventually being live in the scheme from 01 September 2016. However, the April […]

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