Posts in Corporate Services

The Most Commonly Made Money Mistakes by SMEs

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Managing the finances of your business can be a daunting and difficult task, the complexity of which we here at AGL truly understand. Business owners often have to make financial decisions in the moment whilst considering the impact of that decision upon the future. Add a little pressure (from ti

TATA Steel and the Complications of Defined Benefit Pension Schemes

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Tata Steel has made headlines over the last week with news of a deal ‘in principle,’ which could put an end to their long-fought pensions debacle. 

Improving Employee Engagement with Voluntary Rewards

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Retaining the best employees in a climate where budget cuts are all too common can be a tough task for organisations. However, maintaining a high-level of employee engagement is arguably even more important in times of financial constraints. Top talent helps to drive profitability. Highly engaged

Big Ticket Benefits for SMEs

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In a time of financial constraints and where companies are reducing budget spend, it is even more important to retain and attract the best employees to drive profitability. Along with salary and a workplace pension, employers have tended to look towards tradition methods of employee engagement by

3 Reasons to Protect Your Business

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What is the most important asset in your business?  Or should that be who? What would happen if one of your key employees suffered an illness or a premature death? Would there be financial implications in the day to day running of your business? Or what would the financial consequences be if

There’s a flood coming, anyone know how to build a boat?

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In this scenario the flood is in the context of pension Auto Enrolment, and thankfully we’re highly skilled boat builders (solution providers). As the proverbial highly skilled boat builders we aim to highlight the issues for employers around AE, and more helpfully options around r

Advising the SME Market

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Whether you run a small, medium or large enterprise, there will be a need to consider the implications for you in the areas below. The AGL Corporate Services Team have many years’ experience advising companies of varying size, as well as advising senior management on their own personal circumstanc

Employee Benefits – Helping your company stand out from the crowd

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Many thanks to all those who attended the “Employee Benefits – Helping your company stand out from the crowd” seminar run in conjunction with HR Consultancy this week. The feedback thus far has been incredibly positive which supports what I have been hearing in the market, that employers are m

Auto-enrolment – working with professional advisers is the key to success

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Fulfilling the duties laid down by Pension Automatic Enrolment will prove a challenge not only to employers across the UK but also to the Professional Advisers that support them. It is perhaps more important than ever that Advisers from across the Corporate Advice community work together to assist c

Auto-enrolment – what is the best solution?

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In our last Blog, we identified a number of key steps that employers need to action to ensure there is a smooth transition towards auto-enrolment for their business and their employees. Here we highlight the solutions AGL Corporate Services have created to help assist employers with these issues.

Auto-enrolment – what employers need to look at

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Auto-enrolment is currently being phased in for all UK Employers. Unlike many previous Government legislative changes the new rules apply to all UK employers regardless of their size, as such all businesses will be affected at some point leading up to April 2017. For some this will

Auto-enrolment – what we’ve learnt so far

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There are still a large number of myths out there added to an element of lethargy around Auto-Enrolment, perhaps now is a good time to draw breath and take stock. Brought in 2012, Auto Enrolment is now in full flight with companies of 250 employees or more having all reached their staging dates. Thi