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Stop! All change for pensions

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The UK is on the road to auto-enrolment. Here, a look at what it could mean for your practice – and staff

When you look around your practice, you can quickly pick out the things that really make the practice run. Firstly, you need the tools to allow you to do the job – and secondly, the people. From the dentists to the nurses to the practice manager, your people make the place run. Those two assets need to be protected to make sure the practice prospers.

     So, let’s consider your staff. Nothing has changed from the point of view of an employer’s liability – most surgery policies will tend to include employer’s liability, personal accident and assault cover – but the new responsibility for employers takes on a different form in the shape of pensions. By now, auto-enrolment is a common term, thanks to the national celebrity-endorsed TV and radio ads, but what’s it all about?

When did it all begin?

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