The only employee benefit which is mandatory in the UK is the provision of pension benefits to employees. The Pensions Act 2008 requires all employers to enrol their eligible employees into an auto-enrolment compliant qualifying workplace pension scheme, if they are not already in one, and pay specified minimum contributions.
Over time, many employers have failed to maintain compliance with their duties. This can be for a number of reasons, including changes in personnel, loss of records, or misunderstanding of the legislation. We have an expert team and audit process which can assist employers in re-establishing compliance.
This audit process can be instigated where there is merger and acquisition activity, where the purchaser may wish to be reassured that there are no hidden risks before taking on responsibilities.