On 6th April 2019 your business and your employees must pay more into the auto-enrolment pension scheme operated by your business. Your business must increase minimum pension payments from 2% of qualifying earnings to 3%; plus, your employees must increase their minimum payments from 3% to 5%. Those increases represent yet another blow to profitability and to take-home pay.
Can your business afford to pay those increased contributions?
At ad+ Chartered Accountants we see that profit margins have been squeezed by several factors during the past few years. In some cases, businesses are trading close to break-even. We are also aware that many employees are experiencing a similar squeeze on household budgets.
Add to the turnover-less-expenses mix, the uncertainty caused by Brexit, and many business owners are in need of cash-flow advice. A quick review by an experienced accountant will indicate whether your business needs a thorough analysis and detailed one-on-one advice.
Get in touch with David Charles to arrange your initial discussion with one of our Chartered Accountants.
A good source of information about auto-enrolment is the Government web site:
ad+ has discussed this topic in previous Blog posts, and may find these of interest as background reading: