Written on 19 Oct 2020 by George Serls

In 2015 the Government first announced that it proposed to prohibit six-figure exit packages from the public sector, by imposing a £95,000 cap on such packages. Following public…

Written on 31 Jan 2020 by Lucy Brewitt

Have you ever wondered what happens to your pension if you die? There are various ways that your pension fund can be paid out to your family such as a lump sum or a dependant’s…

Written on 03 Dec 2019 by Stewart Waddell

With a well-established Education Payroll and Pension Team, this new resource, led by our Head of Corporate Pensions Lucy Brewitt and her team assistants Sam Wingfield and Jake…

Written on 01 Nov 2019 by Sam Wingfield

When you ask your employees if they would like to sacrifice some salary, there initial reaction will be ‘no don’t take my money!’ However, with auto enrolment pensions now being…

Written on 16 Mar 2018 by Stewart Waddell

IMPORTANT shout out on pension changes from April 2018 While we did see a big campaign on TV and radio advertising workplace pensions over the last 3 years from DWP, not to…

Written on 15 Jan 2016 by Adele Blackham

They say time flies when you are having fun and the the three years since Auto Enrolment came a reality has been lots of ‘fun’ for employers, pension and payroll providers,…

Written on 24 Mar 2015 by Richard Rowell

At a recent conference on Automatic Enrolment there was a great deal of discussion on what happens when the smaller employees begin to stage their workplace pensions. The feeling…

Written on 22 Mar 2015 by Richard Rowell

Okay, so my business has staged for auto enrolment but I want to change payroll provider, isn’t that going to be a lot more hassle? At Dataplan this is a question we are often…

Written on 19 Mar 2015 by Richard Rowell

To date the introduction of workplace pensions under the new automatic enrolment has been a relative success with millions of employees enrolled. The number of employers affected…

Written on 30 Dec 2014 by Carly Boyd

Sounds simple enough right? “Just tell us the calculation” I hear you shout, but it’s not that easy. Each company has their own rules surrounding their pensions and therefore…