Everybody in the pension world knows about the Pension PlayPen. it's a Linked in group, a website to choose pensions and it's a blog for the thoughts of its founder Henry Tapper.
The Pension PlayPen exists to encourage people to see Workplace Pensions as of benefit both to employers and to their staff.
George Osborne has gone a long way to helping us - giving freedom and choice to people to spend their retirement savings as they like.
But there are many other good things going on. Not least the abolition of commissions , the capping of charges, the introduction of better governance and a general improvement in the way pensions are presented.
This blog is here to get the message out to the thousands of practitioners , finance directors and others who will have to choose (or help others choose) a workplace pension as part of the auto-enrolment process.
We won't spend time here talking about the intricacies of auto-enrolment itself. We know about it but we'd rather you read about it from our friends at ITM (who trade as EASE). We know a lot of great IFAs and HR contractors who can help you implement your AE processes and we know a fair bit about payroll, but our particular interest is in retirement and helping employers make the most of the contribution payable under the new rules.
So please feel free to ask us questions and we'll do our best to help.
Advice to employers is not regulated so there is nothing to stop you adding value to your or your client's business by "getting expert" on workplace pensions.