The automatic enrolment legislation requires UK employers from all sectors, including those in the hospitality business, to enrol all their eligible employees into a workplace pension scheme. Find out more below.
Auto Enrolment For Hospitality Businesses Workplace Pensions For Restaurateurs, Cafes & Caterers, Hoteliers, Travel Companies & Other Service Providers
Are you aware of new laws that requires all UK employers from all sectors including those in customer-facing hospitality businesses to enrol all their eligible employees into a workplace pension scheme by a certain date? Failure to do so could result in a hefty fine or even imprisonment.
So whether you're a small B&B in the country, a chain of high street travel agents or a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the city, you need to ensure that you are compliant by the 'staging date' set out by the government. If you're employing staff for the first time on or after 1st October 2017, you will need to provide your first member of staff with a workplace pension on the day they start work. This date is known as an employer's 'duties start date'.
So where do you start?
Sign up for free with Smart Pension and get compliant in just a few minutes. Don't believe us? The video below explains why you should choose Smart Pension, in just under 90 seconds.
Why You Should Choose Smart Pension
Click on the short video below to find out more about the unique features of Smart Pension.
We Are Fast. Our advance technology platform enables businesses to get signed up within a matter of minutes, in one short sitting and on any device. We are able to offer this because Smart Pension is a web-based and self-serviced platform. No papers, no photocopies, no waiting for forms to be sent back and forth. Be signed up and compliant well before the lunch time rush.
We Are Secure. Our 100% encrypted site has more security features than any other pension provider in the UK so you can have peace of mind that all your information is both safe and secure.
We Are Free. That's right! There are no upfront set up costs or ongoing annual fees for our standard service and we are able to do this because we don't have the big overheads of the big banks and insurance companies.
How The Smart Pension Platform Works
Still confused about what auto enrolment is? Let Smart Pension tell you what auto enrolment is about in 90 seconds. Quicker than you can say 'bon appetit'.
Other Key Features Of Smart Pension Include:
Everything is managed online. Once you are signed up, start setting up your workplace pension. Create employee groups to reflect the different seniorities of staff and then make your first contribution. Or even easier, we will work it all out for you based on the information you upload so that your qualifying employees receive the minimum legal required contribution from your company.
Easy To Make Changes:
Once your employee details have been entered, they are stored and remembered for next time. Should there be any changes in your team, such as a change of salary for the hotel manager or a new receptionist joining the team, you can update these details with just a few clicks, which is particularly helpful in the hospitality industry where employee turnover can be quite high.
Instant Direct Debit:
Setting up direct debit is a one simple step process whereby your bank account is validated and set up in a few seconds. There's no waiting around to get an answer.
Automatic And Compulsory Employee Documentation:
Documentation is generated automatically with your company name and logo and is sent out pre enrolment but before the crucial 'staging date', and post enrolment when employees are signed up. We stay on top of it so you don't have to*.
Employee Self Administration:
You employees can manage their own opt in / opt out status and amend their level of contribution without you having to get involved, giving you more time to do your day job.
For further information and more details about the unique features of Smart Pension and how it could work for your hospitality business, you should have a look at the Why Choose Smart Pension? page page. Or alternatively, you can book an appointment to speak to one of our experienced team members via our booking form.
Still not so sure what auto enrolment is? For more information on auto enrolment, this short video, Auto enrolment explained, tells you what it is and what it means for UK businesses.
Worried about penalties and how it could apply to you? For more information on penalties, this short video, Penalties explained, tells you about the fixed and daily penalties that can be issued to companies by The Pensions Regulator.
* Please note that you are responsible for meeting your deadlines, not us. We cannot accept any responsibility if you miss your deadline.
The Smart Pension automatic enrolment workplace pension platform is designed specifically for auto enrolment but is tailored to meet your hospitality business needs.
Managing Director of Smart Pension, Will Wynne, and Anne- Marie O'Leary, editor-in-chief of parenting site, netmums.com, discusses auto enrolment on Sky News and in particular, how it will affect employers who hire home help such as nannies, and don't consider themselves to be employers.