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Quarter of solicitors firms not stakeholder-compliant

Nearly 30 per cent of solicitors firms have not yet designated a stakeholder scheme, according to new research by Woolwich IFA Operations subsidiary Sedgwick Independent Financial Consultants. It surveyed over 2,000 firms to reveal that 28 per cent were not stakeholder compliant. It also showed 12 per cent were &#39not interested&#39 in considering stakeholder.

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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.

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