The ‘Future of Pensions’ Event

Albert Goodman partnered with the Somerset Chamber to host ‘The Future of Pensions’ event at Taunton Racecourse on Friday 27 April, with guest speaker former Pensions Minister, Sir Steve Webb. There was a brilliant turn-out of attendees for the highly-anticipated event, which began with a delicious breakfast provided by the racecourse, followed by a room […]

Using your business to retire

Have you considered using your business as a retirement vehicle? Whether planning to sell your business to a third party or gifting it to the next generation, devising a structured plan long before exit can reap benefits now as well as later. New pension freedoms mean a pension pot can not only benefit you, but also your family and […]

Auto enrolment compliance and new employers

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 needs to […]

Auto enrolment – is it really over and done with?

Business owners need to review their workplace pension schemes before their employees start to do it for them! For the past few years, the business press has been full of the advancing tide of auto enrolment as the various staging dates for different sized businesses have approached and then passed. This year, however, there is […]

What does the new workplace pension scheme mean for farming businesses?

By now most of us will have seen the Government adverts for the new compulsory workplace pensions, but did you know that the new auto enrolment initiative covers businesses of all sizes and in every business sector? This means that if you employ even one individual on your farm, then Workplace Pensions will affect you. […]

Non-Executive Directors and Auto Enrolment

As the legislation introduced by the Government relating to Workplace Pensions in 2012 starts to affect more and more UK employers, it’s becoming clear that there are a number of unintended consequences, which can impact on Non-Executive Directors (NEDs), as well as agency workers and self-employed Consultants. The crux of the matter is the Pension […]

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