Ink MD joins Corporate Adviser debate

Ink MD joins Corporate Adviser debate

Ink MD, Billy Johnson joined Corporate Adviser’s ‘Wired’ webinar recently to discuss how to work smarter with SME’s, in particular how to better serve small business customers with data integrated people solutions. See the full video here. CA Wired: Working smarter with SMEs – Serving small business customers with data integrated people solutions… Read more
The New State Pension – Good news for all?

The New State Pension – Good news for all?

From 6th April 2016, changes to the State Pension will affect everyone reaching State Pension Age (currently 65) on or after this date. However, recent news reports reflect the conversations Ink has with employees every day – that people aren’t quite sure how this will affect them. Although the headlines refer to a simpler and fairer State Pension, this hides… Read more
Swindon Town FC receives a red card from The Pensions Regulator

Swindon Town FC receives a red card from The Pensions Regulator

In another example of the Pensions Regulator’s stance on companies who fail to comply with their Auto-Enrolment (AE) responsibilities, Swindon Town Football Club have been fined £22,900 for not enrolling eligible employees into a pension and non-compliance with other AE duties. Charles Counsell, executive director of Automatic Enrolment at the Pensions Regulator, said: “This case illustrates what can happen when… Read more
Trusting the Master Trusts

Trusting the Master Trusts

As all employers with less than 30 workers begin to get to grips with their auto-enrolment duties over the coming months, we are beginning to see an increase in “master trust” pension arrangements being marketed to smaller companies. In boring-pension-speak, a master trust is a multi-employer occupational pension scheme. In simple terms, this means it’s a pension designed to provide… Read more
What have UK employers got to thank the EU for?

What have UK employers got to thank the EU for?

In the arguments for Brexit, it seems to us that the majority of commentators cite ‘EU laws’ as the primary reason to get out of Dodge. We’re not going to argue one way or the other for Boris or for David, but we can’t help being curious about the influence that European legislature has had on peoples’ thinking on this… Read more
The Ink Group wins prestigious national Auto Enrolment Award

The Ink Group wins prestigious national Auto Enrolment Award

We’re delighted to say that Ink has won Best Adviser Auto Enrolment Proposition at the Corporate Adviser Awards 2016, this is a prestigious national award for the quality of our Auto Enrolment Proposition. The judge’s feedback was as follows: Shining through with a scalable, affordable yet effective proposition, our judging panel loved the way The Ink Group approaches auto-enrolment. Read more
How do I know if my staff value the employee benefits I provide?

How do I know if my staff value the employee benefits I provide?

Given that all an employer in the UK is legally obliged to do is pay the National Minimum Wage (soon to be National Living Wage) and then auto enrol staff into a workplace pension scheme at 1% of qualifying earnings, we do spend a lot on employee benefits. Why? Lots of reasons really, but I think the most common… Read more
Can I read my employee’s emails?

Can I read my employee’s emails?

This is a question we are asked a lot by the employers that we advise. In simple terms the answer is ‘yes’. Employers have the right to monitor the activities of their employees in many different situations at work. All of these forms of monitoring are covered by data protection laws, so whilst employers do have more freedom than they… Read more