You may already know that every employer in the UK needs to offer their staff a work place pension. This is known as Auto-Enrolment. This applies to even the smallest of businesses, even those with just one worker, however, Auto-Enrolment only applies to certain workers, depending on their age and earnings. Other workers can ask you to enrol them and you may or may not have to pay contributions for them.
Instead of automatically enrolling only eligible workers, you can choose to immediately enrol all workers when they first start work with you. Different workers in your organisation have different rights, based on how old they are and how much they earn. Employers can use postponement to delay their duties, but during the period of postponement the employee can opt-in and join the pension scheme. The earnings trigger for automatic enrolment is reviewed by the government every year and might change.
It’s clear to see why lots of our clients turn to us to get them up and running with these tasks, many of which will be an ongoing part of our payroll function.