Monthly Archives: January 2015

More than 160 employers issued with fixed fines in last three months of 2014 for failing to comply with Auto Enrolment regulations

More than 160 employers were issued fixed fines of £400 last year for failing to comply with Auto Enrolment regulations – with the vast majority of penalties coming in the last three months of 2014. It appears that The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is beginning to flex its muscles over Auto Enrolment failures. The TPR issued 166 businesses with fines in October, November…

Government’s new pension guidance service not the same as receiving professional advice

People planning their retirement – or what to do with their pension pot – have been warned that the government’s new ‘pension guidance’ service, albeit helpful, will be nowhere near as good as taking professional advice. Retirees will also have no comeback if they make the wrong decision with their money, says think-tank the International Longevity Centre (ILC). Their…

An eerie, humbling, gut-wrenching place we all should visit

A blog by Lifetime’s Social Media Manager Andrew Lodge: Winter storm ‘Juno’ smashes into New York Live updates as Big Apple is battered by huge blizzard Snowmageddon shuts down New York Those three sentences were part of a flurry of headlines that dominated many of the UK media’s online news outlets on Tuesday morning. Further down the…

Forget Me Not Children’s hospice thrilled with Lifetime donation

Lifetime Director and Corporate Pension Specialist Rupert Smith was only too happy to pop into Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield on Monday morning, to hand deliver a cheque for £310.55. The money was raised from Lifetime’s ever expanding and highly successful hospice referral scheme (http://lifetime-fm.com/lifetime-in-the-community/hospice-referral-scheme/). Rupert presented the Lifetime cheque to corporate fundraiser…

It’s snow problem as Lifetimers team up to tackle car park!

Wednesday’s wintry weather proved ‘snow problem’ to the Lifetimers – who displayed their ‘all for one, one for all’ teamwork by clearing the car park spaces outside both Lifetime offices in Great Cliffe Court, Dodworth. This was the rather lovely snow scene outside Lifetime House at 7.30am this morning. That led to MD Ian leading from the…

Howard’s way helping Lifetimers Colin and Phil ‘lead the field’

Thinking on your feet – and leading the field. Things that we believe we do well here at Lifetime! And so it was fitting that our senior financial planner Colin Chadburn and Lifetime colleague, financial planner Phil Richards (both pictured below), were at The Source Skills Academy in Sheffield on Thursday night, for the CPD (Continuing Professional…

Wright way to go – as Barnsley Hospice receives Lifetime cheque!

Barnsley Hospice chief executive Matthew Wright was a welcome visitor to Lifetime House on Tuesday. He was here for a meeting – on behalf of the Gawber Road based hospice – with our Communications Director William Bottomley and senior financial planner Jane Gray. But before they all got ‘down to business’ Matt was the grateful recipient…

Less than half of pensioners will receive full state pension from 2016

Less than half of all pensioners will receive the full £150-a-week new ‘flat rate’ state pension from 2016. In response to a freedom of information request, the Department for Work and Pensions have said that only 45% of the 3.5 million people who will retire between 2016 and 2020 will receive the full £150 a week….