Auto Enrolment

Auto Enrolment Services

New pension legislation known as the Workplace Pension Reform, or Auto Enrolment, was introduced in 2012.   It stated that by 2017 every business in the UK should be operating a pension scheme with all relevant staff enrolled into it. This law has been introduced because people are living longer, and the current state pension arrangements are falling short of being able to cope with the needs of an ageing population.

To alleviate this burden on the state pension scheme, every employer has a responsibility to help their workers in the UK save for retirement. They must automatically enroll certain workers into a qualifying workplace pension scheme and then make contributions towards it.

As an employer, you have to do this before the “staging” date set for you by The Pensions Regulator. Your specific staging date will depend on how many people you employ.

If you don’t already offer your workers a workplace pension scheme, you must set one up before your staging date. If you do already offer your workers a workplace pension scheme, you should check if it meets all of the requirements which will allow you to use it for auto-enrolment.

Along with our preferred pension provider, Drummond Laurie can assist you in setting up a qualifying scheme in advance of your staging date. Thereafter, through our payroll team we can carry out all of the required ongoing assessments, record keeping and communications with the pension providers. In summary, we can;

  • Assist and help you with your staging date, postponement and the set-up of your scheme with our preferred pension provider
  • Assess your workforce in conjunction with the pension provider
  • Communicate with your employees with the support of our pension provider
  • Register with The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
  • Carry out on-going assessment
  • Keep your records
  • Send information direct to the pensions company

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