Guide: 10 required letters — what to send, to whom and when?
This guide from Johnson Fleming will take you through the required communication and also give ideas for additional actions that will ensure your auto-enrolment project is a success. The topics in this guide include: the letters you need to send out; what to send and when; the importance of employee engagement; and what to consider as additional communication.
Have you ever had one of those moments when you are watching a programme on the telly or reading a book, and a random comment takes you back to a real-life experience from many years earlier? It happened to me recently, as I read my fellow columnist Alan Lakey’s latest tirade against the Financial Ombudsman […]
For the past few weeks I have been considering how the proposed new rules for applying inheritance tax to relevant property trusts (broadly discretionary and flexible trusts) would apply, first to trusts created on or after 7 June, and then before that date. I am going to continue with the consideration of the latter category. I […]
Aegon’s UK division has reported a 30 per cent increase in year-on-year underlying pre-tax earnings, from £20m in Q2 2013 to £26m in the same period this year, as the firm prepares for a £25m hit from the pension charge cap. Earnings from the UK life division were down 9 per cent, from £23m to […]
Quoting the famous adage, prevention is better than cure; there are many proactive benefits that can improve wellness in the workplace, decrease stress, increase staff morale and reduce absenteeism, as well as attracting and retaining employees of a higher standard. With a recent study showing that employees in Britain are working below peak productivity, preventative benefits can ensure you address potential health issues or causes of stress at their source and ensure productivity in the workplace remains at an optimum level. With this in mind, how are you using preventative benefits to help keep your workforce happy and healthy?
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development claims behavioural biases and low levels of financial knowledge are undermining people’s ability to make appropriate decisions for their retirement. The OECD’s Pensions Outlook 2018 says automatic features, default options and simple information and choice could combat the lack of financial literacy. The OECD’s view is that automatic enrolment […]
Aviva should pay £500 compensation for the way it handled an investment query that caused stress to a daughter who took power of attorney for her mother. In the Financial Ombudsman Service ruling, Miss S has power of attorney for her mother and complains Aviva delayed providing information about a bond. She goes onto argue […]
Advice is becoming a more risky business, meaning firms must rethink their approach to the issues they face Given the Financial Ombudsman Service’s compensation limit is set to rise to £350,000, it is time for advice firms to rethink their approach to the risks they now face. The FCA’s plan is for the new limit […]