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IFA sets up free stakeholder advice website

IFA Jackson Batten Financial Group is offering a free online stakeholder pension advice service.

The service is aimed at employers who want an independent assessment of their responsibilities under the new pension legislation, which comes into force on April 5.

The website will enable employers to get a report and recommendation for their business following an interactive online interview process which the firm says takes 10-15 minutes.

Once the information has been analysed, Jackson Batten emails its recommendations to the client free of charge.

The document contains a summary of the company&#39s position and information on how to order a stakeholder pension kit, which explains what employers need to do to ensure they are stakeholder compliant.

Through the service, employers can also set up their own branded web page, which can be accessed by employee members.

The site will also offer a direct link to individual pension plans which enables employees to check details such as current valuation and their track record of contributions.

The service is being supported by a marketing campaign with the slogan, JB gives employers a hand.

Director of financial planning Len Clarke says: “In developing this programme, we have incorporated the wealth of exp- erience from leading pension advisers, removed the need for time-consuming meetings and enabled emp- loyers to receive a quality report and recommendations within minutes rather than weeks.”

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