Tag Archives: government response

renewable energy

Legislation update: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

Next year sees the introduction of stage one of the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in England and Wales. These new measures are part of the government’s drive to…

cyber security

UK government warns firms over cyber security threat

The UK government has urged British businesses to ensure their cyber security strategy is as thorough as it can be, highlighting how trust and confidence in online security is crucial…

A win-double?

It’s one of those times of year (the other usually being late December) when we commentators in the employee benefits space are suddenly hit with a number of Consultation responses from Whitehall departments as…

Freedom of Pensions – Our update

Jelf Employee Benefits have produced an official update regarding the Freedom of Pensions announcements this week. If you would like to view this, please follow the link below: Freedom of Pensions Update Document…

retirement support

Booking now: “Messing about on the river”

With continual change to UK employment requirements, it’s a good time to plot a course for another fun and informative Jelf Employment event.  As usual, we will be fielding our…

retirement support

The Auto-Enrolment charges cap: The “unknown unknowns”

A quote from American politician Donald Rumsfeld is often cited to expand on business complexities.  For those (very few) people who are still not familiar with the quote, below is…

retirement support

Childcare Vouchers (CCV) v Tax Free Childcare (TFC)

The Government’s response to the Tax Free Childcare (TFC) Consultation was released on the 18th March – the day prior to the main budget announcement.  With hindsight it is easy…

retirement support

Better workplace pensions: Our technical update

Following on from my post last week, Jelf Employee Benefits (JEB) have issued a technical update on the Government’s response to the “Better workplace pensions” Consultation last week. The update can be…

retirement support

Charges Cap Consultation brings certainty (for now)

So we finally have a formal response to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP’s) “Better workplace pensions” Consultation. I have been slogging my way through the full response, with…

retirement support

Charges Cap: Breaking News…

Just seen The Minister for Pensions announce that Auto-Enrolment Charges Cap will be 0.75% from April 2015.  Also commission and Active Member Discounts (AMD) to go from April 2016. However,…