WHAT IS AUTO ENROLMENT?

Automatic enrolment is a Government initiative to help more people save for later life through a pension scheme at work. Under the Pensions acts of 2008 and 2011, workplace pensions law has changed and now every employer in the UK will be required to help more of their workers save for retirement.

  • Automatic enrolment makes it compulsory for employers to offer eligible workers a workplace pension
  • The employer must automatically enrol every eligible worker into the scheme
  • The employer must make a minimum contribution to the scheme
  • Failure to comply with the legislation could incur severe penalties and fines

 

EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS

Regardless of industry or company size, if you have at least one employee you have legal duties to adhere too.

Depending on your employee’s eligibility there will be minimum contributions that both employee and employer will need to make. The minimum amount will increase from April 2018 as below:

Date of increase Employer Minimum Contribution Employee Minimum Contribution
Up to 5th April 2018 1% 1%
6th April 2018 – 5th April 2019 2% 3%
6th April 2019 – onwards 3% 5%

Every employer will be sent a letter from The Pensions Regulator advising them of their staging date.  However, if you have your PAYE reference number you can use our own online tool to obtain this date.

Baldwins Payestaff offer services both pre and post staging date which will help relieve you of the added burden that this lawful requirement brings.

BALDWINS AUTO ENROLMENT SOLUTION

Automatic enrolment will create an extra administrative and compliance burden upon employers that they may not have the skills, time or desire to undertake. In partnership with our professional pensions advisors CWB, we are delighted to offer QuickEnrol – a fully compliant auto-enrolment solution. Through QuickEnrol we will set up your qualifying pension scheme and ensure that everything is set up and ready on your Payroll from your staging date.

Our solution is based on a single up front fee dependant on the size of your business. CWB have purposely designed this service to be cost effective and time-saving; so that they take the weight off your shoulders meaning you can concentrate on your day job.

Our service is designed to aid employers meet their compliance responsibilities in regard to all of the areas listed below. Alternatively it will give an insight into the process for employers wishing to undertake auto-enrolment duties in house.
You can also read our breakdown of employer duties in relation to auto-enrolment.

Further information relating to your employer duties can be found on our site and we would also advise you to visit additional resources such as The Pensions Regulator.

If you would like to discuss this further, please contact us or call 0845 894 8966 and we will be happy to help.

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