Share

Pensions minister delays auto-enrolment for small charities till next parliament

Pensions minister delays auto-enrolment for small charities till next parliament
News

Pensions minister delays auto-enrolment for small charities till next parliament

Finance | Vibeka Mair | 29 Nov 2011

Charities with less than 50 employees will be given an extra year to prepare for the implementation of automatic pension enrolment for workers, minister for pensions Steve Webb announced yesterday.

Under the revised timeline, small business will now start automatically enrolling their staff in May 2015, instead of the current timing of April 2014.

Webb said: “We will be going ahead with auto-enrolment as planned and I can confirm all businesses remain in scope.

“We have however decided to extend the current five-year implementation period so that small businesses will not have to start enrolling their workers until the start of the next parliament. Nevertheless these revised plans will still result in more than half of all workers enrolled before the end of this parliament.

“Everybody who is due to be enrolled this side of July 2013 will see no change in their dates. We will publish a revised schedule early in the new year.”

Andrew Walsh, head of resources at the Pensions Trust, welcomed the move: “It’s a tough time for small charities, so it’s good that they will have extra time to deal with auto-enrolment.

"It's down to how smaller charities react," he added. "It's important not to just do nothing for the extra year, but to use it to effectively plan." 

“There was talk about this about the Tory Party conference, so it’s not out of the blue.”

Comments

[Cancel] | Reply to:

Close »

Community Standards

The civilsociety.co.uk community and comments board is intended as a platform for informed and civilised debate.

We hope to encourage a broad range of views, however, there are standards that we expect commentators to uphold. We reserve the right to delete or amend any comments that do not adhere to these standards.

We welcome:

  • Robust but respectful debate
  • Strongly held opinions
  • Intelligent relevant discussion
  • The sharing of relevant experiences
  • New participants

We will not publish:

  • Rude, threatening, offensive, obscene or abusive language, or links to such material
  • Links to commercial organisations or spam postings. The comments board is not an advertising platform
  • The posting of contact details for yourself or others
  • Comments intended for malicious purpose or mindless abuse
  • Comments purporting to be from another person or organisation under false pretences
  • Gratuitous criticism, commentary or self-promotion
  • Any material which breaches copyright or privacy laws, or could be considered libellous
  • The use of the comments board for the pursuit or extension of personal disputes

Be aware:

  • Views expressed on the comments board are left at users’ discretion and are in no way views held or supported by Civil Society Media
  • Comments left by others may not be accurate, do not rely on them as fact
  • You may be misunderstood - sarcasm and humour can easily be taken out of context, try to be clear

Please:

  • Enjoy the opportunity to express your opinion and respect the right of others to express theirs
  • Confine your remarks to issues rather than personalities

Together we can keep our community a polite, respectful and intelligent platform for discussion.

Tags

Free eNews

Camelot CEO says deregulation of society lotteries may not increase good cause money

18 Dec 2014

The chief executive of Camelot has said that reducing the regulation around society lotteries may not...

Ukip supporters trust charities less than other voters do, NPC study finds

18 Dec 2014

A survey by Ipsos Mori for NPC about how charities are perceived by people who vote for various political...

Tobin Aldrich leaves Sightsavers to set up consultancy

17 Dec 2014

Former director of global fundraising for Sightsavers, Tobin Aldrich, has announced that he has left the...

PDSA plans to change objects to offer paid for services

19 Dec 2014

The Charity Commission has sided with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals on a decision that would...

Charity Commission exercises inquiry powers four times as often as previous year, report shows

19 Dec 2014

The Charity Commission investigated almost 2,000 charities in the year to March 2014 and used statutory...

DWP promises measures to improve charities’ experience of the Work Programme

18 Dec 2014

The Department for Work and Pensions has agreed to introduce measures expected to improve the Work Programme...

CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

15 Dec 2014

Cancer Research UK’s three new crowdfunding campaigns did not manage to raise even 10 per cent of the...

Volunteering platform Do-it relaunches

12 Dec 2014

Online volunteering platform Do-it has been relaunched today by its new owner, the Do-it Trust, with more...

‘The challenge is getting people to use IT systems’

28 Nov 2014

Whatever type of customer-relationship management system charities use, the biggest challenge is convincing...

Join the discussion

 Twitter button

@CSFinance