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Workplace pensions and parental leave

October 6, 2016

Employees taking parental leave – that’s maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave or shared parental leave, continue to build up pension benefits while on leave. Any sort of parental leave will form part of qualifying earnings for workplace pension contributions. … Continue reading

Opting in to a workplace pension scheme

August 3, 2016

You don’t need to enrol every employee into your workplace pension scheme. Only eligible employees have to be enrolled. But as part of your duties you’ll have to write to the staff who aren’t eligible for automatic enrolment and tell … Continue reading

Opting out of a workplace pension

August 3, 2016

Employees who’ve been automatically enrolled or have opted in to your workplace pension scheme have the right to opt out. The decision to opt out must be freely taken by employees – ie you cannot ask them to opt out. … Continue reading

Choosing a workplace pension scheme

August 2, 2016

The responsibility of choosing a suitable workplace pension is one that weighs heavily on the minds of many a small business owner. After all, most employers running their own business are experts in their field of business and not in … Continue reading

Tax relief and workplace pensions

August 2, 2016

When an employee contributes to a pension scheme they get a contribution from the Government in the form of tax relief. There are two ways that tax relief is applied; at source or through net pay. Net pay arrangement With … Continue reading

Postponing auto enrolment

June 15, 2016

Postponement is when you make a decision to delay enrolling employees into a workplace pension scheme. This could be because you know a member of staff is leaving, or you’ve taken on new or temporary staff, or for administrative reasons. … Continue reading