Employer Responsibilities

Auto enrolment is coming and as an employer you’re legally obliged to provide a workplace pension scheme for all eligible employees and to register compliance with the Pension Regulator. Your staging date will depend on how many people you employ - the larger your company, the sooner you’ll have to register.

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Penalties for Non-Compliance/Failure to Comply

Delay setting up a workplace pension scheme or fail to keep up with your ongoing responsibilities to comply with regulatory requirements and you face fines from the Pensions Regulator  - and a hefty bill for backdated employer contributions.

Details of workplace pension schemes will be linked to PAYE records, making it easy for the regulator to identify employers who fail to comply and issue warnings and fines.  

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Take control of auto enrolment by partnering with Help Me Auto Enrol. We guarantee to make registration and ongoing compliance a smooth, straight forward process for you and your employees. Our 100% guarantee of compliance means you can have total peace of mind that your auto enrolment duties are fulfilled.

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Facts About Auto Enrolment

  • What is auto enrolment?

    Automatic enrolment is a Government initiative to encourage people to save for their retirement through a workplace pension scheme. Auto enrolment transfers the responsibility of funding retirement from the state to the individuals and employers, and makes it compulsory for employers to sign their staff up to a pension scheme and make contributions towards it.

  • Why do I need to comply?

    An employer has to set up an auto enrolment scheme, enrol employees in it and keep all paper work up to date by law. Fail to do so and you risk penalties and fines for non-compliance. The Pensions Regulator is conducting more and more investigations to ensure employers are compliant. Up to the end of March 2016 7834 Companies received Compliance Notice Letters and of those: 2234 Companies received a £400 fixed penalty fine and 127 received escalating daily fines of up to £2500 per day. These fines are Avoidable - Use an Auto Enrolment specialist company to do everything for you.

  • Who does it affect?

    Every company in the UK that has 1 or more employees is affected and must provide a workplace pension scheme for all eligible employees and register it with the Pension Regulator by their staging date - that’s over 1.3 million employers still to register.

  • When do I need to auto enrol my staff?

    Your staff must be enrolled by your staging date (the date your automatic enrolment duties come into effect). You must be prepared for this date and it is recommended that you should start planning over 12 months beforehand. Your staging date depends on the size of your largest PAYE scheme as at April 2012. To look up your staging date, you’ll need to know PAYE reference & then just CLICK HERE

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Auto Enrolment - FAQs

1. Q: What is auto enrolment and who does it affect?

Put simply, auto enrolment is new legislation that requires business owners to automatically enrol all eligible employees into a qualifying workplace pension scheme and pay contributions. Any business that employs at least one person is affected by auto enrolment.

2. Q: When is my staging date?

Every company’s staging date is different. The first companies required to register for auto-enrolment began the process in 2012, but your staging date could be as late as 2017. Help Me Auto Enrol can help you identify your staging date easily – all we need is the PAYE reference number for your business.

3. Q: So all I need to do is make sure my employees are auto-enrolled by the staging date?

No – once registration is complete you have an ongoing responsibility to ensure any changes affecting your employees’ auto-enrolment rights are handled. This includes new starters, leavers, opt-ins, opt-outs and employees changing the category they are in.

4. Q: What does auto enrolment mean for me and my business?

As an employer you’ll have significant legal duties and responsibilities, both in the lead up to your staging date and beyond, with administering a pension scheme and ensuring it complies with the legislation. Your ongoing responsibilities include: making correct contributions, keeping records up to date, managing opt-ins and opt-outs, notifying staff of any changes and issuing regular communications. It’s a big undertaking for any business, and Help Me Auto Enrol are on hand to simplify the process – giving you time to concentrate on what you do best: building your business.

5. Q: What are my duties and responsibilities as an employer?

You must provide a Qualifying Workplace Pension Scheme and auto enrol eligible employees in it. The scheme must be registered with the Pension Regulator by your staging date, and you must keep records of all actions taken and documents issued, including any changes to your workforce. You will also need to pay pension contributions for your employees. Help Me Auto Enrol can help with the burden of this process, ensuring your scheme fully complies with regulations.

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