A reminder that all parish and town councils have "re-enrolment" duties which must be carried out three years after the council's automatic enrolment staging date. The council's duties will vary depending on whether or not the council has staff to re-enrol. The council's duties include re- enrolling any opted out employees into a qualifying scheme every three years from the opt-out date.
Re-enrolment... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:24 by Frances Webster
A reminder that the minimum contributions payable into automatic enrolment workplace pension schemes will increase from 6 April 2019. This applies to all employers with staff in a pension scheme for automatic enrolment.
It is the council's responsibility to make sure these increases are implemented. Further information and details of the minimum contributions payable can be found here: https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/employers/increase-of-automatic-enrolment-contributions... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:20 by Frances Webster
The minimum contributions that employers and their staff pay into automatic enrolment workplace pension schemes are increasing. This includes local councils as employers where they have eligible staff (see NALC LTN 79 here for specific local councils advice).
It is the council's legal responsibility to make sure these increases are implemented.
Minimum contributions are increasing in two phases. The... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:00 by Jake Atkinson
Here at LRALC we have been alarmed to discover that there are still local councils who believe that pension auto-enrolment does not impact on them as they have no employees for whom they have a duty to auto-enrol (e.g. because employee earnings are too low or because the employee is of pensionable age).
Some duties apply to ALL employers, even if your staff aren't eligible to be automatically enrolled... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:24 by Jake Atkinson
We get many queries from member councils who do not have any staff that require enrolment into a pension.
The most common of these questions are:
1) Which tasks do I need to carry out if I don't have staff that need to be put into a pension scheme?
2) Do I need to set up a pension scheme if none of my staff need to be put into one?
The Pensions Regulator website is regularly updated, and the answers to... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:27 by Jake Atkinson
Following a number of requests from member councils the LRALC Executive Committee considered endorsing a local council payroll provider at its meeting before Christmas.
As a result of this LRALC now endorses the payroll service provided by DCK Beavers. Many of you will know that DCK Beavers hold the contract to provide the NALC Accounts and Audit service, and have worked with the sector for many years.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:35 by Jake Atkinson
Whatever your views are on the advert itself, the newly launched "Workie says: Don't ignore the Workplace Pension" campaign should have struck and nerve with every parish councillor and clerk in the country, and if it hasn't then those concerned are probably still not aware of the imminent duties that will impact on them.
The advert can be found here
Posted: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:45 by Jake Atkinson