New pension laws affecting local businesses

Published Monday 9 March 2015

Local businesses are being urged to attend a FREE event offering advice on important new pension obligations affecting all employers.

Over the next three years, all businesses in the Harborough district will be affected by new Government legislation around employees’ pensions. 

Under the new laws, all employers will be legally required to enrol certain members of their staff into a pension scheme and make contributions. 

Employers will also be required to tell staff about the scheme they are enrolled in, and allow other staff to join if they request to do so.

Harborough District Council is encouraging all local businesses to attend the seminar being held at Harborough Innovation Centre, on Friday 13th March from 2pm-4pm.

Harborough MP Sir Edward Garnier QC, and local experts The Ink Group will be in attendance at the event which will provide:

  • an overview of responsibilities as an employer
  • hints and tips on how best to prepare
  • lessons learnt from larger employers which have already staged
  • guidance on the key aspects of selecting a pension provider, managing implementation through payroll and communicating with your staff
  • employer cost analysis

Cllr Blake Pain, leader of Harborough District Council said: “It is vitally important local businesses attend this seminar. These changes will affect all employers and it is crucial that people find out how the changes will affect them and their staff. We are committed to working with local businesses to help them through major changes, such as this, and I am delighted Sir Edward Garnier is attending to offer his support."

Sir Edward Garnier MP said: "Pensions are complicated so it is vital that employers and employees understand all about auto-enrolment, the responsibility of employers, and how it will benefit local businesses, their staff and the economy as a whole.  If the Council and I can assist in that exercise, so much the better."

To attend please register via this link