Monthly Archives: September 2014

Younger generation sticking with Auto Enrolment pension plan

Just one in 20 workers under 30 are opting out of pensions savings, according to figures released on Tuesday. That is compared to one in four workers aged over 60. The figures, released by NEST, show that younger workers – a quarter of whom were once expected to opt out of Automatic Enrolment – actually have…

Lifetimer Andrew proud to play role of patron at Horizon Special Awards night

Lifetime Social Media Manager Andrew Lodge was proud to play his part in Horizon Community College’s Special Awards celebration event at the Holiday Inn, Barnsley on Monday evening. Andrew, representing Lifetime, is one of Horizon’s I Know I Can patrons (see picture below), who have volunteered to help the college recognise and celebrate the community…

Government look to axe 55% tax duty

The current 55% tax duty, payable when pension funds are passed on after death, is set to be axed under a Conservative government, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced. The measure was unveiled by Mr Osborne at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on Monday. It was originally due to be announced at…

York-based St Leonard’s a new beneficiary of Lifetime’s hospice referral scheme

Lifetime’s hospice referral scheme has generated thousands of pounds for hospices up and down the country – and the latest donation is being sent out to a new addition to an ever-lengthening Lifetime list! For anyone referring new clients to the company, we have agreed that a percentage of any initial fees on transactions completed with…

80 per cent of small businesses seeking advice on Auto Enrolment

Around 80 per cent of small-to-medium businesses who have their Auto Enrolment staging date between October 2014 and April 2015 had consulted advice of some form, to help them meet their new duties, data from the Pensions Regulator has revealed. Eight in ten employers staging between the above dates had consulted an ‘adviser’, be that a range…

‘Business is all about relationships’; speakers get it spot-on at Barnsley event

No matter what the future holds, certainly in terms of technological advancement and the amazing speed that new and often wondrous innovations are introduced, remaining at the very core of business is ‘relationships’. ‘Business is all about relationships’. That was one of the key sentences to emerge from the hugely popular ‘ConnectedBiz’ event organised by Enterprising Barnsley…

Lifetime trio to join hundreds of local business people at popular Civic event

Hundreds of local business people will converge on The Civic in Barnsley on Wednesday for the third Connected Business conference. Among them will be Lifetime trio William Bottomley (Communications Director), Andrew Lodge (Social Media Manager) and Victoria Oliver (Communications Manager). The 2014 Connected Business event, which is being supported by Enterprising Barnsley, is set to…

Everything just Wright for Lifetime and Barnsley Hospice!

Barnsley Hospice chief executive Matt Wright paid a visit to Lifetime on Thursday morning – and departed with a cheque for the hospice coffers and a commitment to our ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ venture. Matt popped in to see Lifetime Communication Director Bill Bottomley and Social Media Manager Andrew Lodge, to discuss his participation in the…

Lifetime in the mix as Barnsley means business!

Barnsley means business – and that’s official! Lifetime Pension Department Manager Tom Nelson and Social Media Manager Andrew Lodge (pictured below) popped along to a Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce event at Tankersley Manor on Wednesday. The 2014 ‘Chamber Means Business’ event is South Yorkshire’s premier business to business exhibition – and a platform for…