Auto enrolment expert offers free advice surgery to small businesses

Workplace pensions expert The Auto Enrolment Advisor is running a free surgery for employers on the new rules surrounding workplace pensions.

Staff from The Auto Enrolment Advisor, which specialises in advising small businesses, will answer questions and help guide business owners through the auto enrolment staging process at a free surgery on Tuesday 31st May in Perth.

The surgery runs from 1pm to 5pm in the boardroom at King James VI Business Centre, Friarton Road, Perth.

Provision of an automatic enrolment pension scheme is now a legal duty for employees. Yet confusion is high among small businesses, and the latest figures from The Pensions Regulator show an alarming rise in the number of warning notices and fines issued.

The surgery takes place on the same day as two other auto enrolment events for small businesses, one in Perth and one in Stirling, in partnership with the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Auto Enrolment Advisor’s Graham Robinson and Steve Moy, a pensions consultant with St. James’s Place, will be speakers.

The Auto Enrolment Advisor’s Graham Robinson said:

“There’s evidence that almost half of small businesses are confused about the new auto enrolment rules. Studies show that they are also worried about how to cope financially with providing pensions for their employees, which they now have to do by law. And, given that they are small operations that don’t always have human resources support, they are in real need of advice.

“For that reason, we decided to run this free surgery to help them understand and navigate auto enrolment.”

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