Month: May 2020

Eddie Teddie's flowerpots

Eddie Teddie in his Garden

Hello friends, It’s been a funny few weeks, having to stay at home. I’m missing my friends and family and can’t wait to get back to school. But one thing I have enjoyed about being at home is spending time in the garden. We are very lucky to have a garden, and even luckier that…
Diary of an adviser in lockdown

Diary of an Adviser in Lockdown

It’s safe to say if you read Ralph’s feature in a Diary of an Adviser from August 2018, a week in the life of an Adviser looks very different during lockdown. On Monday 23rd March 2020 everything had already been tried and tested in anticipation of Boris Johnson’s announcement, so we were all able to work…
Auto enrolment and furlough

Auto Enrolment Pensions and Furlough

Many employers are making use of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to access much-needed financial support which will enable them to keep their staff employed during the lockdown period, and potentially beyond. Under the scheme, employers can claim 80% of a furloughed employees’ usual monthly salary up to £2,500 a month. They can…