Voice papers help small firms get to grips with pensions rules

Published on: 30 Jan 2017

SMALL employers in Bristol are to get a helping hand from Downend Voice, a city MP and the Pensions Regulator as they prepare for reforms that will see most workers enrolled into a workplace pension scheme.

Charlotte Leslie, MP for Bristol North West, will host an event - sponsored by Downend Voice parent company Local Voice Network - for small employers in the area on April 10, 2017 to get the message out that automatic enrolment into workplace pensions applies to them. An expert from The Pensions Regulator will be attending to provide specialist guidance.

Whether you're a shopkeeper, a plumber or employ someone in the home, if you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties.

Employers are invited to come along to Orchard School Bristol in Horfield, at 1pm on Monday, April 10th to learn more about preparing for automatic enrolment and to pose questions to pensions experts.

The 1pm event at Orchard School in Horfield ( BS7 0XZ ) is free and refreshments will be provided.

There will also be information on what to consider when choosing a pension scheme, making the most of payroll software and how to tell your staff about workplace pensions. Failing to comply with the new duties could lead to a fine.

Charlotte said: “The law on workplace pensions has changed. Six million workers have already been put into a scheme by the UK’s large and medium employers. And it is now the turn of small employers, who have to date enrolled half a million workers – giving them the opportunity to save for their retirement through a workplace pension.

“Over the next year, small businesses will need to enrol their staff into a workplace pension and make contributions to it." 

Register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workplace-pensions-what-bosses-in-bristol-need-to-know-free-event-tickets-30884560552

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