Automatic Enrolment | New Member – Best Rate Removals

Automatic Enrolment

The Pensions Regulator has created an easy, step-by-step guide to help employers with setting up automatic enrolment.

“The law on workplace pensions has changed. Every employer with at least one member of staff now has new duties, including enrolling those who are eligible into a workplace pension scheme and contributing towards it. This is called automatic enrolment.”

This is a legal duty and cannot be avoided if you employ one or more staff.

Many employers have already received a letter explaining the process and notifying them of their staging date. The online guide can tell you who is eligible and who has a right to opt-in.

Eligibility is based on income, not hours contracted or worked, so it likely that removals porters on zero hours contracts will also be either automatically enrolled or given the option to opt-in.

The guide can be found at


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8c2d3c90-5e8a-4ad3-9753-b7c0cde650ccWe would like to welcome Best Rate Removals & Storage to our growing list of members.

Based in Perivale, they operate a small fleet of 3.5T vehicles and could be very useful to movers looking for trade assistance inside the M25.

You can contact them on 0208 991 1277 or visit





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The Association Of Independent Movers
Unit 4, Skills Centre,
Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Phone:0208 892 0369


COVID-19 Statement

Although there is no rule to prevent them from doing so, not all removals businesses are working during the Coronavirus measures advised by the Government.

Those that are working have been provided with clear guidelines by the Government and supported by AIM, with safe working procedures, specific documents and frequent information updates.

Removals firms

Removal firms are able to operate and should follow the latest government guidance on safer working. Where moves are carried out, social distancing should be followed.
Companies should ensure employees understand how to operate safely and communicate this to customers.

  • Removers should contact the household in advance to check that no member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus or self-isolating. If they are, works should be delayed.
  • They should also encourage households to ensure all internal doors are open and surfaces and possessions have been cleaned with household cleaning products prior to them entering the property.
  • No work should be carried out by a person who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
  • Removers should wash their hands on entering the property using separate towels of paper towels which need to be washed or disposed of safely after use.
  • Removers should seek to minimise contact with homeowners and remain 2 metres apart from householders at all times.
  • Removers should implement a buddy system and ensure that the same people work together when moving bulky items and furniture.
  • Removers should bring their own refreshments but you should ensure they have access to hand washing facilities, using separate towels or paper towels if possible,
    which should be washed or disposed of safely afterwards.