Workplace Pension Services

This year will mark 10 years since auto enrolment was first introduced. In that time it has gone from a relatively unknown regulation to a vital part of an employer’s duty. Yet, it would be fair to say auto enrolment and workplace pensions continue to confuse many employers. This is not a surprise when you see the size of the guidance! This though is where us, at Alderley Payroll Services, can help!

Alongside payroll services, we provide comprehensive auto enrolment services which can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Workplace pension duties can be broken down into one off actions and recurring duties. Firstly, looking at the recurring duties, this is about assessing employees each pay period, enrolling eligible or opted in employees, and calculating pension duties. The contributions are then loaded into a qualifying workplace pension scheme. The good news is this is something we do free of charge as part of our payroll service.

When it comes to the one-off duties we always say to clients and prospective clients that we are happy to do as much or as little of these as you like. We appreciate that some clients want to keep costs down and therefore will complete the one-off duties themselves. This does not impact on us handling the assessment and contribution load up each pay period, this is still free of charge and part of the payroll process. The one-off duties that you need to complete are as follows:

  • Pension letters for employees within 6 weeks of their start date
  • Scheme application if required
  • File a declaration of compliance with The Pensions Regulator

One other thing to be mindful of is re-enrolment which happens once every three years. The link here will take you to a previous blog on this subject.

If you have any further questions about workplace pensions, or anything payroll related please feel free to get in touch!