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Half Day Essential Update

Auto-enrolment commenced in October 2012 with very large employers being the first to “stage”. We are now three years down the line and the first employers to stage have already completed their automatic re-enrolment duties. Medium sized employers will be starting to consider their obligations to automatically re-enrol.

However, legislation and changes made by the Pensions Regulator mean the jobs of automatic enrolment and re-enrolment have changed somewhat.

This course covers:

  • The easements introduced by the Pensions Act 2014, and
  • A summary of the obligations placed on employers in considering Automatic Re-enrollment
  • The changes to automatic enrolment – one of the main criticisms of automatic enrolment was the massively complex burden placed on employers. This course takes delegates through the changes introduced by the 2014 Pensions Act
  • Employers duties under automatic re-enrolment – To comply with legislation, employers must follow the procedures for Automatic Re-enrolment or suffer penalties. This course takes delegates through their obligations to ensure they are compliant with those obligations

This half day course will ensure employers are fully up to date with these changes.

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Anyone who has responsibility for pensions and compliance with automatic and automatic re-enrolment within their organisation. This could be payroll professionals, HR, pension scheme administrators and finance managers.

The course will take you through the auto-enrolment process, its detail and the most up to date guidance for employers, ensuring you manage your responsibilities from start to finish along with what to do when you reach your first re-enrolment period.

Auto enrolment has been the biggest change in recent years to the way you manage the pension process within your organisation so this course will give you the tools you need to make it a success!

Changes brought in by the Pensions Act 2014

  • Quality requirements for pension schemes
    • Defined Benefit schemes
    • Self-Certification
  • Changes to phasing increases
  • The Earnings Trigger

Changes to letters and notifications

  • The right to opt out if auto-enrolled
  • The right to opt in if not auto-enrolled
  • The format of the letters

Employer obligations

  • Who has to be automatically enrolled or re-enrolled?
  • Who does not have to be automatically enrolled or re-enrolled?

A recap on other employer obligations

  • Auto-enrolment requirements
  • Dealing with new employees
  • Continual monitoring of those not automatically enrolled or re-enrolled
  • Dealing with:
    • Part time workers
    • Casuals employees
    • Employees over state retirement age
    • Employees under the age of 16

Automatic re-enrollment

  • Communication with employees
  • The process of automatic re-enrollment
  • The Declaration of Compliance

Compliance and penalties

"I have always found the Learn Centre to be helpful and supportive of not only mine but the team's payroll training needs. The blended learning approach works well for me and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a Payroll training specialist provider not only for online delivery (e-learning) but also face 2 face and in-house. The Payroll Professionals Conference is also a great networking opportunity."

Kresh Veerasamy - Payroll Manager at Cancer Research UK

"Cintra HR & Payroll Services has a long standing relationship with The Learn Centre – they are an absolutely integral part of the payroll community. Their training courses and annual conference are a must for all payroll professionals and not just for up to the minute technical topics: their training really puts payroll and payroll issues into context, taking into account commercial, economic and political influences."

Carsten Staehr - CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

"When setting up a Shared Service Centre, The Learn Centre played a key role in our award winning Payroll Academy, delivering a blended learning experience combining both classroom based training and an e-learning solution. The course delivery, the training materials and overall learning experience was excellent."

Michael Stevenson - Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

"I have attended many of The Learn Centre’s training courses in recent years. They are always of the highest professional standard and deliver updates on complicated HR and Payroll legislation, but in an easy to understand format. I would gladly recommend The Learn Centre to any potential client who is looking for HR & Payroll training courses, bespoke in-house training or expert advice."

Michael Stevenson - Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

"For the last few years we have taken advantage of the in house update courses, meaning our payroll and HR staff benefit from the excellent and consistent advice given. The manual is invaluable as is the ongoing support."

Rosi Strasshine - Payroll Manager, Isos Housing Group

"I cannot praise these training days enough – they are thoroughly enjoyable and informative, can be tailored to individual company needs and carried out in a relaxed, non-pressured way that everyone appreciates."

Rosi Strasshine - Payroll Manager, Isos Housing Group

"My team always attends the annual Payroll and HR Update course. Essential information covering often complex legislative changes, always presented by excellent trainers with in depth knowledge of their subject. A 'must attend' course for any serious payroll professional."

Deon Piovesan - Finance and Payroll Manager at Westminster Kingsway College

"I've booked the HR and Payroll Update course most years and during roles with at least 3 different employers. One thing remains the same; a course that is relevant, well delivered and enjoyable and that is key when trying to retain the many pieces of legislation changes to which payroll professionals are exposed."

Tracey Hinton - Payroll Manager at Wilson James Limited

"I have used The Learn Centre on a number of occasions and have found it provides a great platform to gain the knowledge required to carry out my job. I started off with the Payroll Technician course and this in-depth learning gave me a great foundation of payroll knowledge to build upon and give me the confidence to progress up the career ladder, well worth it and would certainly recommend, no matter what level you are at there will be a course/qualification that can help you."

Ayman Zagloul - Assistant Payroll Supervisor at Queen's University Belfast

"Payroll may not be the most exciting of topic for some but The Learn Centre really bring it to life - the brilliant networking opportunities with fellow professionals is an added bonus. They cover an amazing range of topics too – if you need to upskill, then The Learn Centre is the organisation to help you do it."

Carsten Staehr - CEO at Cintra HR & Payroll Services

"I have chosen The Learn Centre both for my own knowledge base and in-house training courses for my teams for many years. I have always been extremely impressed with the content of the courses, people engagement and the positive feedback from my staff."

Ann Chesher - Payroll Consultant at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service