Automatic Enrolment (AE)

From October 2012, workplace pension reform introduced AE legislation which makes it compulsory for employers to automatically enrol eligible workers into a qualifying pension scheme from their staging date.

Not only do employers have to enrol employees into a pension scheme, they must also pay a contribution for employees who qualify as eligible jobholders, keep adequate records and communicate with employees.

Administering AE can be time consuming and the software costs alone can be substantial. The added worry of non-compliance penalties makes the process burdensome and there are many pitfalls in the process for untrained individuals.

By outsourcing your AE process with Seaman, Herbert & Co, it will be twinned with our payroll service and enable you to spend more time and energy to perform other functions, as well as giving peace of mind that the process is performed by experienced, qualified staff.

Our service is tailored to your needs, and we will handle the AE process from initial setup to calculation of contributions, right through to communicating with staff. All staff will also receive their own online portal which will enable them to receive payslips, P60’s and pension communications online using a secure service.

If you still wish to perform the AE function yourself, we are able to provide support and advice at any time via email, telephone or face-to-face meetings.

As the needs of each employer vary, we offer bespoke pricing for our AE service. For a quote specific to your needs, please contact us via email at payrollservices@seamanherbert.com or give us a call on 01226 299962.

We also offer an initial free one hour consultation on the AE needs of your business, so if it’s just information that you’re looking for and how AE affects your business, feel free to arrange a meeting with a member of our team.

Finally, please note that as we are not financial advisors, we are unable to offer any advice on which pension scheme would best suit the needs of your business.