Dear Fellow Members,

As a new member of the HHBDA, I would hereby like to introduce our company, First Choice Group Ltd.
FCG ltd offers a variety of services, including but not limited to Business Protection through the use of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, Commercial Funding solutions for SME’s and, of specific relevance to this post, a consultancy service to help businesses set up and manage their compulsory Workplace Pension schemes.

All of our work is authorised and completely regulated by the Pension Regulator, which ensures that all the schemes we set up will be and remain compliant.

For many SME’s there have been too many new rules and regulations introduced over the last few years and WPP’s being just one of them. Many of you will struggle to keep up and frankly do not have enough hours in a day to take on another time consuming exercise. That is where we come in, to take away the “headache” of this compulsory burden.

We provide a cost effective, transparent and comprehensive service. We take care of every stage of the process, from the initial workforce assessment, to the communication of the rights and duties to your employees, choosing and setting up the appropriate scheme for you and your employees and we also offer an ongoing management and audit service to ensure your company remains compliant moving forward.

We have noticed that there are many misconceptions about the rules and regulations concerning the WPP schemes, even with some accounts. Whatever you have been told, if you own a business and have one or more employees on your payroll, if you have received a letter from the Pension Regulator with your Staging Date, you must not ignore your obligations. It is not worth the substantial fines that you could occur. There are some exceptions to the rule, but they also need to be addressed via the official channels.

If you still need to set up your companies Workplace Pension, or are in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact me for a free consultation to look into your individual situation. We are offering a special discount for all HHDBA members, for any of our services.

I’m looking forward to meeting you all at one of the many social events organised by the HHDBA.

Richard Griffin
Area Manager for FCG Ltd
Tel: 07501 297 372