As one of the most important policy changes in recent years, auto-enrolment and the workplace pensions scheme should now be a focus for every employer in the country. Make sure you don’t leave it too late by having a look at our new digital guide, which heard the stories of four SMEs.
As a new piece of policy, aimed at boosting the pension pots of British workers and ensuring that we do not develop a dependency culture from lack of personal savings, auto-enrolment is now in full swing. But what happens to businesses which do not comply with its framework?
Beginning in October 2012 with the largest employers, new legislation in the United Kingdom made it a legal requirement for employers to automatically enrol employees into a workplace pension – and make contributions to it. But just how does each one go about finding a provider that fits the bill?
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As the number of businesses reaching the date when auto-enrolment duties start, known as the staging date, Real Business has produced a comprehensive checklist to ensure business leaders are not forgetting anything.
Heavyweight boxer David Haye has used his platform to champion British business, contributing to a £2.65m seed investment round for recruitment app Syft alongside David Cameron’s former enterprise advisor Lord Young.
Our lives are governed by an intrinsic, almost mystical-like force that influences and informs most of our decisions. Don’t believe me? Take a look in the mirror. This “invisible influence” inspired what clothes you wore today, what car you drove to work, and even where you ate for lunch. It’s called social influence. And it’s an omnipresent force in your next customer’s shopping decision.
A growing number of family business owners are opting to review succession plans in light of current Brexit uncertainty and how it might affect retirement planning. Facing such turbulence, open and honest communication between shareholders is vital and must be maintained.
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Real Business attended the Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago, where one of the guest speakers was Ashton Kutcher. And while the Hollywood star may be best known for his exploits in film and TV, the actor has become a respected investor in over 100 companies, so we've taken a look at the incredible transition.
As the man at the helm of Danish retailer Tiger’s UK expansion, Philip Bier is of the belief that the concept of customer loyalty is dead. Instead, the 21st century Woolworths is focusing on achieving a great price and quality customer experience.
Rick Jackson, the CMO of data analytics firm Qlik, talks about how small and medium sized business leaders can make better use of the data available to them.