Employing & managing staff

Pensions auto enrolment guide for employers

Pensions auto enrolment rules mean all employers must provide a pension for their staff and automatically enrol them into it. James Brown of Chase de Vere offers a guide to all the considerations employers must make to comply with pensions legislation


Tax-efficient ways to extract profits from your business

Here, we break down a number of tactics business owners can use to extract profit from their business with one eye on tax-efficiency at all times.

Business management

Businesses face £34bn pension black hole

Businesses offering final-salary pension schemes pushed towards safer investments in move that could see underfunded schemes facing bills of tens of billions of pounds


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


How to choose a workplace pension provider

If you need to set up a workplace pension for your employees, make sure you know what to consider and which providers are out there


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?


Tax relief and fintech could help self-employed to save more into pension

Government is adapting its strategy to deal with self-employed pension crisis.

Sole trader

Pension saving options for self-employed workers and sole traders

Self-employed workers are woefully under provided for in terms of pension savings. Stephanie Spicer considers the pension options available to the self-employed, sole traders and entrepreneurs and how to go about employing them.


Self-employed pension crisis: one in three relying on state to fund retirement

Entrepreneurs are heading towards a self-employed pension crisis, with many not having any savings in place at all.


Prepping for the AE pensions increase for SMEs

February finally marked the last staging date for the UK’s smallest employers to enrol their employees into a workplace pension scheme – so what are the upcoming changes and how can small businesses prepare for them?


Gender savings gap: Half of female workers unprepared for retirement

More than half of female employees (51 per cent) admit to feeling financially unprepared for their retirement compared to 35 per cent of male workers.

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free