About Mat Castle
Mat Castle is a former organic farmer with an MSc in sustainable agriculture. He is now business development director for Smart Pensions Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme. Before joining Smart he also operated as a freelance business growth consultant and trainer working primarily in the SME market, and has founded a number of successful small businesses.
By law every UK company created before April 2012 must set up an auto enrolment pension scheme for eligible workers. The initiative represents the most substantial change to workplace pensions for 60 years.…and a big thing for the c.1.5 million small businesses it will affect in the next few years.
Studies have shown that over half of SMEs don’t feel confident that they can handle their auto enrolment obligations, with a staggering two thirds of those companies not even aware when their staging date is. This could mean that small businesses risk very considerable fines...from £400 up to £50,000 or even a two-year prison sentence for failing comply with the legislation.
The Smart Pension seminar will help you to make sense of the auto enrolment maze in a jargon free and easy to understand way. It will cover all the things you need to consider when choosing a workplace pension scheme that make your life easier, save you unnecessary expense, and give you the peace of mind to get on with running your business, knowing that everything is in hand, you are complying with your legal duties and your employees are being well looked after.