On Thursday 22 May, David Allen held a Sage seminar on auto enrolment at our Dalston office. This is the second time we have hosted this seminar following the popularity and success of the first session earlier this year.
Andy Gibb, a representative from Sage came to talk about the legal requirements surrounding auto enrolment and how Sage software can assist with removing the stress of the transition for businesses.
Andy spent time talking about the legal requirements associated with auto enrolment quoting information from The Pensions Regular so we all understood the steps that must be taken to be compliant. He also emphasised the process requirements for the pension scheme administration which include enrolment, opting in, opting out, postponement, tri-annual compliance… the list goes on and I think all the attendees were shocked at the amount of administration required!
Andy then demonstrated Sage 50 Payroll with the Pensions Module add-on in practice. It is a very impressive program and detects when people should be added to the pension scheme and when they should opt out. It can produce all of the letters that are required by law and even send figures directly to the pension provider!
After the seminar guests were given the opportunity to network as well as draw on the specialist expertise and advice from both Andy from Sage and our own Business Software Specialists and Independent Financial Advisers from David Allen.
We would like to thank Andy for leading our seminar today and all of our guests for coming along. The feedback we have received has been excellent. We now look forward to our next seminar which will take place in September – more details on what we will be covering will be available soon.
In the meantime if you have any questions about Sage and how we can assist your business, please contact myself or David Scott on 01228 711888.
(Pictured – Rachel Winder, Andy Gibb and David Scott)
Posted: May 23rd, 2014