11th September: Government pensions expert to be key speaker at Rothmans Accountants Business Seminar
EVENT: Pensions Auto-Enrolment Business Seminar
DATE: Wednesday, 11th September 2013
TIME: 7 pm
LOCATION: Rhinefield House Hotel, Brockenhurst SO42 7QB
This seminar on one of the biggest changes in pension regulation in the last hundred years, auto-enrolment, will give business managers and owners the chance to get the facts from the people who helped shape the legislation. Employers will also be able to quiz the expert panel on the new pension arrangements and how they will affect their business.
Tickets for this prestigious event are available now at http://www.rothmans.eventbrite.co.uk
6 pm – Registration and coffee
7 pm – Presentations
7.45 pm – Open Q & A session with the expert panel
8 pm – Light buffet and networking opportunity
The facts about auto-enrolment
By 2018 every employer will have to enrol all eligible employees into a qualifying pension scheme or potentially face fines of up to £10,000 per day. The initial wave of auto-enrolment has begun, with the largest businesses – those with more than 120,000 employees – starting first. Smaller firms will have to enrol their employees over the next five years.
This seminar will enable employers to better understand their auto-enrolment obligations and provide some advice on how to create a successful auto-enrolment strategy. Employers will also have the chance to share their concerns about how the changes will affect their business as well as hear the practical experience of a local employer that has been using NEST on a voluntary basis.
David Yeandle OBE was one of three experts appointed by the Government to undertake an independent review of automatic enrolment as part of its pensions reform programme. In this seminar, David will explain how auto-enrolment fits into the Government’s comprehensive reform of the UK’s pensions system and the thinking behind the recommendations in the independent experts’ report which have been accepted and implemented by the Government.
Paul Stovold represents the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) and he will be explaining how NEST works and how it can provide an auto-enrolment solution for employers as well as providing an insight into the broader issues that employers can encounter.
Key speaker biographies:
David Yeandle OBE is the Director, Government Relations, of European Employers Group, a Specialist Adviser on Pensions to the Work and Pensions Committee of the House of Commons, a member of the NEST Employers’ Panel and a member of the Council of the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI). David was previously the Head of Employment Policy of EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, where he represented the views of manufacturers on employment and pensions issues to the UK Government and the European Union. He is a member of the National Employer Advisory Board of the Reserves of the Armed Forces (NEAB) and the Executive Council of the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) of which he has been the Chair since July 2013. He has a degree in Economics from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and was for a number of years the Director, Personnel of Pirelli Cables, the UK manufacturing part of the international Pirelli Group, and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a Fellow of the RSA.
Paul Stovold has a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge of pensions and the financial services intermediary sector. As part of the NEST Market engagement team, he is responsible for raising awareness and communicating the beneﬁts of NEST as one of the solutions that are open to employers. He is a member of the Personal Finance Society and Chartered Insurance Institute and has worked in the ﬁnancial services industry for 30 years, previously as a consultant for a leading independent ﬁnancial advisor and employee beneﬁt consultancy.
This seminar is organised by Habib Brora, Partner at Rothmans’ Eastleigh office, to help businesses understand this difficult topic. For more information on the seminar and on all Rothmans’ services, please telephone 02380 614 555.