How will you be preparing your employees for an increase in their pension contributions?

How will you be preparing your employees for an increase in their pension contributions?

Why are pension contributions increasing? Automatic enrolment has been successful in getting millions more people saving into pensions. Over 8 million people are now in a workplace pension as a result of auto-enrolment. However, the contribution levels that the government set for both the employer and employee were always intended to increase over time. This is because the starting level of… Read more
Income Protection – unjustly unloved and underused

Income Protection – unjustly unloved and underused

Income Protection – At Ink, we think it’s a great benefit to provide to staff. However, it seems to be one of the least understood by both employer and employee – but why? What is Income Protection? Basically, it’s an insurance policy. It pays out when an employee is sick or absent from work for longer than 6 months. The… Read more
Save employees up to £200/year on their everyday shopping with Ink Rewards

Save employees up to £200/year on their everyday shopping with Ink Rewards

When buying Christmas presents this year, an increasing number of us will do this through a smartphone or tablet rather than trekking around the streets of our nearest city centre. It would seem that, in the battle of “bricks vs. clicks”, the clicks are winning. With around £133 billion being spent online with UK retailers last year, everything from your… Read more
Group Life Assurance – the unsung hero of your benefits package

Group Life Assurance – the unsung hero of your benefits package

Many employers offer Group Life Assurance, or Death in Service as it is often known, but how many of your staff really appreciate what it provides? No-one likes to think of losing a co-worker, but if the worst does happen then having Group Life Assurance means you are able to look after the family of your colleague and reflect… Read more
Winners! Ink announced Corporate Adviser Best Small Firm of the Year 2017

Winners! Ink announced Corporate Adviser Best Small Firm of the Year 2017

The Ink Group is delighted to announce that we have won another very prestigious award at the 2017 Corporate Adviser Awards held on 28th Febraury 2017. The Best Small Firm of the Year is a national award aimed at corporate advisory firms with fewer that 5 advisers. The judges were impressed with the quality of the award submission stating… Read more
Welcome!  Now show me your ID.

Welcome! Now show me your ID.

It’s important that employers are careful about checking the work eligibility of their new recruits.  Failure to do so – resulting in the employment of an illegal worker – can lead to an unlimited fine and imprisonment. But don’t over-react to this risk.  There are certain sectors where it is high – for example, where casual and/or unskilled work is… Read more
Do you know how your workplace pension is performing?

Do you know how your workplace pension is performing?

You’ve already complied with your auto-enrolment duties and your pension scheme is running smoothly. However, do you know how the pension is performing? Is the provider you chose for your workplace pension thriving in the market, or slipping down the rankings? If it’s a Master Trust, how will the new criteria set out in the Pension Schemes Bill affect it?… Read more
Why all SMEs should have integrated HR & Payroll services (& software)

Why all SMEs should have integrated HR & Payroll services (& software)

OK – let’s get the conflict of interest out of the way, Ink provides HR and Payroll services (and software) to SME businesses across the UK. That said, we still can’t believe how few businesses we talk to integrate their key people management functions and use technology to deliver a great user experience to both administrator and employee. We still meet… Read more