Leading accountancy firm Mazars chooses Husky to underpin its range of Automatic Enrolment solutions for small and micro employers

16 May 2016
Top ten UK accountancy firm Mazars is boosting its automatic enrolment (AE) services to small and micro employers by partnering with Husky, the responsible workplace pensions service provider for small employers. Husky’s comprehensive yet affordable service helps employers to choose, set-up and run ‘good’ workplace pensions – offered by providers that are secure, transparent and viable for the long term.

The partnership with Husky enhances Mazars’ existing high-end advisory and automatic enrolment (AE) services for Payroll clients. Husky’s full service offering, which is available to all of Mazars’ clients, regardless of who processes their payroll, is affordably priced for small businesses, with a monthly fee starting from £25.

Husky offers a broad choice of pension schemes, each judged by independent experts as being robust and of good quality.  The service then tells each employer which of these schemes best matches their profile and needs, supplying a shortlist from which to choose. This makes the process of selecting a scheme easier and helps employers find a good quality, enduring pension.

One of the key reasons that Mazars chose Husky was because of how simple and efficient the service is to use, and how it decodes the apparent complexity of pensions, all of which helps to put power back in the hands of smaller business customers.

Brendan Shanks, CEO of Husky Finance, said, “We are excited by this partnership not least because it is formal recognition of the unique strength and value of the service we have built. Being chosen by a premier league accountancy firm of Mazars’ standing is a big endorsement, and will mean we can help many more employers to turn their AE obligations into a very positive development for their business and their staff.”

Lorraine Olley, partner at Mazars said, “The Husky service is a perfect fit for us, enabling us to offer all of our clients the level of support and assistance they require to take care of their workplace pension obligations. Husky’s uniquely comprehensive service and competitive rate, made it an easy choice and we are confident it will offer our clients a good quality pension scheme.”

The National Employment Savings Trust’s (NEST’s) latest auto enrolment statistics show a potential increase in employers needing professional services in the coming year. There are 493,000 small-to-medium businesses with less than 12 months to meet their 1 April 2017 staging deadline. 

Mazars’ suite of AE services form part of a wider, holistic approach to employee benefits advice that focuses on benefit strategy, employee engagement and good governance.

ENDS

Press contact:

Louisa Howells: louisa.howells@mazars.co.uk , Tel: 020 7063 4142

Notes for Editors

About Mazars

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services. As of 1January 2016, Mazars operates throughout the 77 countries that make up its integrated partnership. We draw on the expertise of 17,000 professionals to assist major international groups, SMEs, private investors and public bodies at every stage of their development. In the UK, Mazars has over 1500 partners and staff serving clients from 19 offices, and is ranked as the ninth largest firm nationally.

About Husky Finance     

Husky is an end to end workplace pension service designed specifically for smaller employers. The service uses state of the art technology to match employers to pension providers, and then conduct all the administration required to facilitate fast and accurate pension contributions. The service transforms the economics of pension provision for the mass market of UK SMEs, meaning more employees end up with better pension options.

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