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Free Budget Briefing & Auto-enrolment Events

Posted: 27th February 2015

thomson cooper logoNow in its 18th year, the Thomson Cooper Accountants post-Budget analysis event in Dunfermline is a permanent fixture in many business calendars. Following their merger with Edinburgh firm Bill Hay & Co in 2014, they will be running an additional breakfast Budget Briefing at the Grosvenor Hotel in Edinburgh on Friday 20th March. These free events form part of the firms’ award-winning Business Development Programme and are open to non-clients.

The Budget this year could be more unpredictable than usual with the General Election looming ahead. Whatever happens, the Budget Briefing will deliver an analysis that provides planning pointers for individuals and businesses.

A free Auto-enrolment seminar will also be running at the Roxburghe Hotel on Thursday 26 March in Edinburgh. Auto-enrolment affects all businesses that have employees, and employers are seeking guidance on managing the process. It is their responsibility to enroll employees correctly or risk penalties. The Auto-enrolment seminars will explain employer duties and obligations.

Thomson Cooper Partner Andrew Croxford explains “We use plain English and case studies to illustrate how the Budget could impact on guests and their businesses. Feedback suggests this format is what attracts key decision makers to take time out of their busy schedules to attend our event. They also value the opportunity to network.”

All events are free and open to non-clients. Space is limited so booking is essential. Go to for more information, email or call 0131 226 2233 and ask for Lynn Wardlaw.

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