Towergate launches SME workplace pension
by Gill Montia
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Towergate Financial has launched a new pension solution specifically for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
“Workplace Pension in a Box”, which has been developed in partnership with HSBC, has been designed for businesses with fewer than 20 employees, and according to Towergate, is a simple, “plug-and-play” scheme that is easy to administer and can meet employers’ duties under up and coming pension reforms.
From October 2012, employers have to begin automatically enrolling eligible staff into a pension scheme and firms will have to pay a minimum percentage of an employee’s salary into the scheme.
Towergate Financial managing director, David Taylor, comments: “We know that small firms do not feel confident in choosing a pension scheme because of its complicated nature and costs.”
He adds: “Acting now is … a positive move for staff who will be reassured that their employer is making plans for their pension provision.”