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Pension Reform Briefings
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (BST)
Leicester, United Kingdom
Every business in the UK will be affected by Pension Reform. Are you aware of the action you need to take?
Are you an employer, Owner Director, Finance Director, Head of Human Resources, Solicitor or Accountant? Pension Compulsion will impact you and your clients' businesses. Join us at our briefing meetings on September 28th to understand the exact implications of Pension Reform and how you can prepare for the changes.
New compulsory workplace pension rules come into effect from October 2012 through a process known as 'auto-enrolment'. This legislation will phase in (depending on company size) and all employers in the UK will be required by law to:
· Have a company pension scheme that is compliant with Qualifying Workplace Pension Scheme (QWPS) rules;
· Automatically enrol all qualifying employees not already in a compliant scheme into a QWPS; and
· Ensure that at least the minimum contribution is paid into the Scheme - ultimately 3% of Band Earnings from the employer and 4% from the employee (with the Government adding another 1% tax relief).
There is a lot of confusion around what this will mean for businesses of all sizes, so we are delighted to be hosting two briefing meetings on September 28th with Steve Bee as our guest speaker. Steve is a multi-award winning commentator on Pensions and prolific blogger, with a real ability to communicate complicated pension issues in a clear and concise way. He will explain how the legislation will affect your company and what business owners or professional firms can do to prepare themselves (and their clients) for the impending changes.
Steve will help you to understand:
· What does Pension Compulsion mean for my business or my clients' businesses?
· When will we need to comply with the law?
· Is our existing Pension Scheme good enough or must we choose another?
· What happens if we ignore this piece of legislation?
· What are the pitfalls we need to be aware of?
At the event you will have the opportunity to meet Steve Bee and network with other business owners, creating further opportunities for your business.
Places are strictly limited. Please book your place today, to avoid disappointment or to secure the Early Bird ticket price.
The venue is @WELFORD ROAD STADIUM, Home of Leicester Tigers, located at Aylestone Road Leicester LE2 7TR.
The Agenda and Timing
Breakfast Briefing, Sept 28th
Lunch Briefing, Sept 28th - SOLD OUT
Each session will be catered for by the culinary team at @WELFORD ROAD STADIUM.
Steve Bee, Managing Pensions Partner of Paradigm Pensions LLP
Steve has won a number of industry awards including the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award in both 2006 and 2007 and Industry Personality of the Year award in 2004 and 2005.
Former Head of Pensions at Prudential and Head of Pension Strategy for the Royal London Group Steve is a well respected blogger and commentator on pension issues. At Paradigm Pensions he is the creator and author of JargonFreePensions.co.uk.
He has written monthly columns for Pensions Week, Pensions Management, Money Marketing and Money Management for a number of years and also writes a twice-weekly blog on the Citywire website. In the Financial Services industry, however, Steve is best known for his no-nonsense seminars aimed at simplifying the jargon that surrounds the world of pensions. The weekly series of pension seminars, dubbed the ‘Never-Ending Pensions Tour’, held at venues all around the country ran for over four and a half years non-stop from 2006 to 2010.
In his spare time Steve is a professional cartoonist and his regular cartoon strips have appeared in the Independent on Sunday and a number of FT Business magazines. Steve achieved notoriety some years ago when he became the first person ever to submit evidence to a Commons Select Committee in cartoon-strip format.
Clarkson Wayman Ball Limited
Based in Market Harborough, Clarkson Wayman Ball are a truly independent and award winning Financial Planning company. They have recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and specialise in the provision of personal and corporate financial advice, including employee and Director's pension services. Their team based approach to managing client relationships means experienced advisers work alongside highly qualified office-based administration and technical support specialists. That means their clients always have someone to call if they have a query or need any help. For more information visit the CWB website www.cwb-ifa.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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