Monthly Archives: July 2014

What is Auto Enrolment? Workplace Pensions for small businesses

Instead of thinking about a blog post in the last few weeks I have been working on a factsheet for my clients (and any other small businesses) explaining the approaching changes to pensions in the UK.

A pensioned off computer!

A pensioned off computer!

You can download it here if it’s useful to you: Workplace Pensions Explained

The new “Workplace Pensions” are quite complicated and will probably cause big headaches for small businesses like the ones I help so its really important that we all (me included!) understand what’s going on. Writing a quick factsheet for small businesses seemed like a good idea: it wasn’t going to take very long.

However, writing this kind of extra material takes time – lots of time.

First there’s the research, which delivered a first draft that was far too long and detailed. Then there was lots of editing and reorganising in order to fit it on to 2 pages. I think I have spent around 15 hours writing and reviewing it. This is not time that my clients will pay for, they just expect me to know about the pensions.

Still, I’m finished at last and I am pleased with the results. Now all I need to do is circulate it!

You can download it here if it’s useful to you: Workplace Pensions Explained