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Pension Schemes

The Pension Schemes small business archive.

Payroll

Workplace pension schemes: What you need to know

We explain your pensions responsibilities as an employer, how to choose a pension scheme, and how you can remain compliant

News

Investment lies in hands of pension holders, says Sunak

Chancellor says its up to those who pay in to pensions to tell institutions they want to invest in fast-growth tech start-ups

Employing & managing staff

Staff pension schemes for small businesses

Every small business needs to offer qualifying employees a pension. But what are the rules as to who qualifies and how do you set one up?

Employing & managing staff

Pension tax relief disparity among higher and lower paid staff

Uncertainty remains for millions of low paid workers as to whether they will get tax relief on their pension contributions, according to one pension provider. Employers need to consider carefully the way in which their pension scheme works. Stephanie Spicer reports

Management

FTSE 350 companies’ level of support for pension schemes sinks

Companies’ ability to fulfil pension schemes promises at its lowest level since the recession- according to PwC’s Pension Support Index.

Management

Small businesses facing fines for missing government auto-enrol deadline

The UK’s small companies face being slapped with around £25 million of fines for missing the government’s auto-enrolment deadline, a study finds. 

Business management

How five small businesses prepared for auto-enrolment

We speak to business owners about the lead-up to pension provision and the matters that affected them.

Advice

The FAMR review: What does it mean for small businesses? 

As more and more small businesses look to provide support to employees struggling to manage their retirement savings, the Financial Advice Market Review couldn't have come at a better time, says Andrew Firth.

Business management

SMEs and pension freedom: One year on

Adam Tavener discusses the options for company owners who want to use their pension for business funding.

Employing & managing staff

Auto-enrolment: Do not put off the inevitable

Despite many companies' staging date having been and gone, there is still an alarming number of employers who are unaware of auto-enrolment. Andrew Firth discusses the preparation companies need to do at this point.

Management

Small businesses rising to auto-enrolment challenge

New figures show that the early-staging small and micro employers are ‘defying expectations’ by navigating auto enrolment waters far more smoothly than anticipated.

Management

Almost half of small businesses still confused about auto-enrolment 

Some 45 per cent of small businesses are confused about auto-enrolment rules obliging them to enrol employees in a qualifying workplace pension scheme. 

Partner content

16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

Partner content

Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

Partner content

Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

Partner content

Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks