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We’ve spent considerable time over the last couple of years to understand what auto-enrolment is so you don’t have to. For starters, it is a UK government initiative that required all employers, irrespective of size, to automatically enrol all employees into a workplace pension scheme.

It seems daunting at first, but once a few key decisions have been agreed, we can take over the entire process at a cost-effective price.

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What is auto-enrolment?

Auto-enrolment was introduced by the government to help people save more for their retirement. It affects all businesses that employ at least one person who isn’t a company director. Failure to comply, could result in a business being fined up to £2,500 per day, so it pays to plan now.

What this means?

It means all eligible employees, between the ages of 22 and State pension age, will be enrolled into a pension scheme. Following enrolment, they can choose to opt-out of the scheme. As an employer, you will contribute toward employees’ pension plans. Employees may also have to contribute depending on whether your payments alone meet minimum levels specified by the Pensions Regulator.

Please note, employees that are not eligible can also volunteer to enrol in the scheme, and may be entitled to employer contributions.

What you need to do

You will be given a staging date. Six months before this you must:

  • Check which workers need to be automatically enrolled
  • Choose a pension scheme
  • Ensure your payroll system supports automatic enrolment
  • Educate your workers about automatic enrolment

Our service to you includes :

  • Confirm staging date and timescales
  • Set up the scheme with your chosen pension provider
  • Confirm contributions basis – Qualifying Earnings
  • Confirm default postponement waiting period of 3 months
  • Default investment fund based on expected retirement date
  • Register with Pensions Regulator
  • Produce pension reports and submit to pension provider
  • Auto enrolment ongoing compliance
  • Data capture
  • Initial statutory communications to inform employees
  • On-going payroll/AE support
  • Payroll processing
  • Worker assessment for auto-enrolment
  • Produce letters for employees to meet statutory obligations
  • Maintain a trail of letters/communications
  • Payroll reports and payslips for employer/employee

Benefits of working with peacock :

Site Tell us who primary
contact will be within your

Confirm how contributions will
be paid

Confirm payroll
cut-off dates

Let us know if you
need on-going
support from us