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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Auto enrolment with Karen Barwick

Date: 13 October 2014 13:30

Type: Legal and Regulatory

Organiser: Tyne and Wear

This course aims to keep delegates updated on the ongoing requirement to incorporate a Qualifying Work Pension Schemes in to a business.  It will highlight the timescales, costs and problems of integrating the scheme, and the considerations to be made by HR and payroll.

It will be of benefit to those who advise small and medium size businesses, and owner managed firms.

  •  Introduction
  •  Where we are now, and companies staging date
  • The role of the accountant , client preparation and budgets
  • Getting started with Auto Enrolment. Workforce assessment and certification
  • Overview of available pension schemes, charges and the role of the Default Fund
  • Integration with Human Resources, postponement and communications, SSP and SMP
  • The importance of payroll services before and after the staging date
  • Opt In and Opts outs
  • Record keeping and the role of The Pension Regulator
  • Technical updates



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Ramside Hall Hotel

Ramside Hall Hotel,

Tel No: 0191 386 5282


Karen Barwick – Director, Laurus Associates Ltd

Laurus Associates Ltd., was established in 2002 by Karen Barwick and Colin Dawson, and continues to build on the long term relationships already formed between numerous legal and accountancy firms.

Karen Barwick is drawing on her past experiences of pensions gained from both a leading life office and a large national corporate IFA. This has resulted in advice as a specialist nature, predominantly to the business community, and also to private clients.

How to book

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