Auto Enrolment | Wilson Organisation

Auto Enrolment

We have already begun the move into a new world.

For the first time employer pension contributions, outside of the national insurance system, are becoming mandatory. Statutory requirements are set to place a significant burden on employers over the next few years and it is essential that employers plan a route towards compliance without delay.

Timely action will help ensure your business is not overburdened when your staging date becomes imminent, and we are here to help your not only comply with the new requirements, but extract the best possible value for your business.

Planning & Strategy

We provide a review of your existing arrangements to establish their suitability for auto-enrolment. Alternatively if there are no current arrangements in place we would develop an auto-enrolment strategy with you, providing:

  • Advice on contributions and segmentation of staff
  • Recommendations on the most suitable pension provider
  • Technical support to help you review and, if necessary, update your payroll and HR systems to ensure efficient administration and compliance

Implementation

We support you right through the implementation stages by:

  • Helping you communicate to all employees ensuring they understand why this is happening, what it means for them and when it will be implemented
  • Assisting staff with knowledge on pensions generally and specific fund selections
  • Working with your HR and finance teams to ensure efficient record keeping and system usage

Ongoing advice

Our support does not end when your scheme is in place; we provide support vital to ensuring ongoing compliance by:

  • Communicating to all new staff and reviewing their individual pension position and fund selection
  • Assisting HR and finance teams with any necessary changes or improvements
  • Reviewing your workplace pension to ensure the chosen scheme is delivering in line with budgets and expectations
  • Ensuring best practise and engagement with staff continues and your scheme delivers in terms of recruitment and retention

Wilsons have helped many organisations to prepare for the Workplace Pension Reform. We have moulded our service to provide a top quality consultative approach to make sure every client gets exactly what they require.

Over 100 years of innovation

  • 1914

    A successful launch! The Wilson Organisation was founded in Nottingham by Harold Wilson and became the first company in the East Midlands to offer a comprehensive insurance policy to the region’s fast-growing band of automobile drivers. Innovation from day one.

  • 1920s

    During the 1920’s, Wilsons developed its commercial insurance offering under the stewardship of Harold Wilson. Hopping forwards 80 years, Wilsons has developed a number of industry specialisms including a particular expertise in the food and drink sector. We created a unique insurance offering called “FoodProtect” and, through this service, have been able to deliver intelligence and cost-effective insurance programmes to a broad spread of leading food producers. The best thing since sliced bread? Maybe not, but we’re working on it.

  • 1949

    John Prow joined Harold Wilson in the business, marking the first generation of the Prow family’s involvement in The Wilson Organisation. Wilsons’ clients included leading Nottingham firm Boots The Chemist plus a number of operators in the burgeoning railway sector. With post-war regeneration beginning apace, the firm’s fledgling construction expertise quickly developed into one of our leading offerings and this continues through to the present day, with clients including national and regional builders, developers, contractors, sub-contractors and architects.

  • 1960s

    The 1960s were the start of a new era for The Wilson Organisation. Harold Wilson and John Prow died on the same day in 1963, Harold of illness and John in a car crash. This left John’s son, John J Prow, to run the growing business at the age of 27. Under his youthful direction, Wilsons benefited from a new energy and direction. John J Prow, who had joined in 1960 in a new business role, led the move into our current premises at Wilson House in 1964 and then launched the financial services division in the following year.

  • 1990s

    The late 1990s heralded the start of the third generation of the Prow family’s involvement in the business. Managing Director Charlotte Prow joined in 1998, to be followed by the firm’s Chief Executive, Annabel Prow, in 2002. Product and service innovation continued apace with the launch of a corporate finance specialism in 1997, which continues to deliver valuable cost-savings and insights to the region’s dealmakers.

  • 2000s

    Now century on from the launch of The Wilson Organisation in 1914, the company continues to encourage innovation and reward good ideas. Within the financial services team, 2008 marked the launch of “Flex”, a powerful employee benefit programme and the development of “WRAP”, an investment tool with a unique level of investor control and transparency. Meanwhile, our insurance advisers worked quickly to bring to market a specialist insurance policy for insolvency practitioners.

  • 2010s

    2010 saw the launch of the Midlands Family Business Awards by Wilsons, the UK’s only independent not-for-profit Awards for family businesses. Now in their fifth year, the Awards have raised almost £20,000 for charities supporting families and young people. In 2014 we are celebrating Wilsons’ centenary, a significant milestone in Wilsons’ history.

Registered Office:
Wilson House, 1/3 Waverley Street, Nottingham, NG7 4HG

Registered in England Number 862690 - Members of British Insurance Brokers Association

Harold Wilson (Insurances) Ltd. and Harold Wilson Financial Services Ltd. are authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority)