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Accountants
John Cleese in Husky's new campaign
We are delighted to announce that we have just launched our first direct marketing campaign around Salary Exchange, titled “Get more now, have more later”, featuring the unmistakable voice of John Cleese. Our radio adverts went live on 9 September on LBC, and we have already seen a significant increase in website traffic at huskyfinance.com...
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Husky fundraising with Crowdcube
It was the first time we tried crowdfunding, and it was a resounding success – we hit our target in just 15 days.Many thanks to the 460 people who helped us raise more than £415,000. The investment will drive more product development and marketing initiatives that help people take more control over pensions.We kicked off our...
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Employer workplace pension contributions during COVID
The details of the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme have been announced, including the below changes regarding workplace pensions: Employer contributions for furloughed workers Furlough pay will remain capped at 80% of salary or wages up to £2,500. Currently, grants under the Government’s Job Retention Scheme cover costs relating to employment, of up...
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Workplace pensions 2020-21 tax year update
The 2020-21 tax year is starting on the 6th of April. See below an update on the key changes regarding workplace pensions: Earnings Thresholds This change only applies to schemes where contributions are calculated on a Qualifying Earnings basis From the 6th of April 2020, the lower level of the Qualifying earnings band will increase...
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With coronavirus having such an impact on company operations, The Pensions Regulator has issued guidance on handling workplace pensions amid the disruption. Here’s what employers need to know – about complying with their obligations and supporting staff. Pension contributions must continue – unless the employee opts out Employers are still required to contribute at least...
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Re-enrolment
On a rolling 3 yearly-basis from your staging date or duties start date, employers need to re-assess workers who: Opted out of the workplace pensionLeft the pension scheme after the opt-out periodReduced their contributions to below the minimum level Any worker who meets the assessment criteria for auto enrolment has to be re-enrolled back into...
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Don't let your payroll software dictate your workplace pension choices
Auto-enrolment should be win-win: There will be 1.8 million employers setting up and contributing to pension schemes for the future financial security of 5.5 million people – resulting in a new £17.5 billion pool of investable assets for the UK’s economy.  Smiles all round, right? Unfortunately, we have a way to go – because inflexible...
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What employers need to know about Auto-Enrolment fines
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) recently announced that it has fined 40,000+ companies over auto-enrolment failures. The scale of action shows that auto-enrolment compliance has been more complex than many companies anticipated, with even well-intentioned organisations feeling the brunt of TPR’s scrutiny. As a result, many companies are unknowingly and unnecessarily exposed to risk – and management teams...
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Accountants fined for AE
When we talk to accountants about auto-enrolment (AE) obligations, one of the common things they say is: “The client is ultimately responsible for AE compliance, not us or payroll.” Yes – it is the employer’s legal obligation to provide staff with a compliant workplace pension scheme. However, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is recognising the role...
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Pension allowance
“How much should I pay into my pension?” It’s a common question from freelancers and contractors, especially because when you’re self-employed, you value financial flexibility. Yes, you want to plan for retirement, but you also don’t want to lock away so much that day-to-day life and business management become tricky. This article explains pension allowances...
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