Clarkson Wayman Ball Limited, a Market Harborough based Financial Planning company, are hosting a series of briefing meetings in conjunction with Steve Bee, multi-award winning commentator on pensions, to demystify Pension Reform and the implications for local businesses.

The briefing meetings are on 28 September 2011, at Welford Road Stadium in Leicester. They are targeted at employers, Owner Directors, Finance Directors, Human Resources Managers, Solicitors and Accountants. Each session is designed to help businesses to understand the exact implications of the changing legislation and how to prepare for the changes.

Every business in the UK will be affected by Pension Reform.

The new compulsory workplace pension rules come into effect from October 2012 through a process known as ‘auto-enrolment’. This legislation will phase in (depending on company size) and all employers in the UK will be required by law to:

  •  Have a company pension scheme that is compliant with Qualifying Workplace Pension Scheme (QWPS) rules;
  •  Automatically enroll all qualifying employees not already in a compliant scheme into a QWPS; and
  •  Ensure that at least the minimum contribution is paid into the Scheme – ultimately 8% of Band Earnings from the employer and 4% from the employee (with the Government adding another 1% tax relief).

There is a lot of confusion around what this will mean for businesses of all sizes, which is why Clarkson Wayman Ball have secured Steve Bee to speak on this very topic. Attendees will benefit from learning the answers to:

  •  What does Pension Compulsion mean for my business or my clients’ businesses?
  • When will we need to comply with the law?
  •  Is our existing Pension Scheme good enough or must we choose another?
  • What happens if we ignore this piece of legislation?
  • What are the pitfalls we need to be aware of?
  • Tickets to the lunch session have now sold out. Space is available at the breakfast briefing, which commences at 8.00am and concludes 10.00am. More details are available online at

Steve Bee, Managing Pensions Partner of Paradigm Pensions LLPAbout Steve Bee, Managing Pensions Partner of Paradigm Pensions LLP Steve has won a number of industry awards including the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award in both 2006 and 2007 and Industry Personality of the Year award in 2004 and 2005.

Former Head of Pensions at Prudential and Head of Pension Strategy for the Royal London Group Steve is a well respected blogger and commentator on pension issues. At Paradigm Pensions he is the creator and author of

He has written monthly columns for Pensions Week, Pensions Management, Money Marketing and Money Management for a number of years and also writes a twice-weekly blog on the Citywire website. In the Financial Services industry, however, Steve is best known for his no-nonsense seminars aimed at simplifying the jargon that surrounds the world of pensions. The weekly series of pension seminars, dubbed the ‘Never-Ending Pensions Tour’, held at venues all around the country ran for over four and a half years non-stop from 2006 to 2010.

In his spare time Steve is a professional cartoonist and his regular cartoon strips have appeared in the Independent on Sunday and a number of FT Business magazines. Steve achieved notoriety some years ago when he became the first person ever to submit evidence to a Commons Select Committee in cartoon-strip format.

About Clarkson Wayman Ball Limited

Based in Market Harborough, Clarkson Wayman Ball is a truly independent and award winning financial planning company. They have recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and specialise in the provision of financial advice, tax planning and business consultancy services. Their team based approach to managing client relationships means experienced advisers work alongside highly qualified office-based administration and technical support specialists. That means their clients always have someone to call if they have a query or need any help.

For more information visit the CWB website or email



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