Friday 25th January 2019

Workplace Pensions - Reminder!

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Article By Dave Morman

Workplace Pensions - Reminder!

By law, from 6 April 2019, the total minimum contributions into your workplace pension scheme will be increasing from the current rate.

The total minimum contributions will increase from the current 5% of qualifying earnings (of which at least 2% must come from the employer) to a minimum of 8% (with at least 3% from the employer).

In all cases, you and your employees will have to contribute the balance to bring the total contribution up to the minimum levels.

As an employer, as well as understanding your responsibilities, you should also make sure your employees are fully informed of the contribution increases to avoid queries and the risk of workers opting out of your scheme.

You can find further detailed information on The Pensions Regulator web site but in addition, to help you effectively communicate the positive message to your employees, we have designed a series of generic employee posters, flyers and e-bulletins to enable you to fulfil your responsibilities.

You can find these downloadable resources and more information at http://www.brunsdon.co.uk/going-up-resources

Brunsdon Employee Benefits Ltd can offer all the help and support you'll need to understand your obligations as an employer, to ensure your payroll and administration systems are ready and to communicate a positive message to your employees, especially if you have a bespoke scheme.

If you would like any assistance, please contact us on 01452 623645 or email group.benefits@brunsdon.co.uk

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