Pensions and Auto-enrolment

Employers must offer their staff a workplace pension, as a legal requirement. This applies no matter what size of business, or it’s nature


Whether you employ one person or one hundred people, temporary, part-time, full-time, your legal duties with respect to the workplace pension are the same.

Once enrolled, an employee can choose to opt out (within the opt out period)if they wish, but they must be enrolled first.

It is the responsibility of an employer to select a suitable pension scheme for their employees. Here at Mad About Payroll, we use the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) which is a pension provider that was setup by the government in order to help deliver the auto-enrolment programme, so their system is extremely user friendly.

Working out which employees are eligible for automatic enrolment and what is expected of you as an employer, can be daunting, so why not allow our team to take care of this for you.

We can setup your NEST pension for you and your employees, ensuring all staff are enrolled correctly, informing the pensions regulator you are compliant and that all your obligations as far as the workplace pension are met, we will take care of:

  • Advising you of your staging date (the date your pension duties as an employer come into effect)
  • Being your nominated point of contact
  • Assessing your workforce for eligibility
  • Setting up a qualifying pension scheme
  • Providing letter templates for staff
  • Completing the Declaration of Compliance
  • Completing the return to the pension provider

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Meet Sarah...

Our Payroll Manager

Sarah specialises in processing payrolls for a variety of clients from start to finish, Sage 50 payroll, P60s, Pension Auto-Enrolment, Statutory Payments.

We initially switched to Mad About Book-Keeping for our day to day book keeping. After 12 months we were so impressed by their knowledge, attention to detail, customer service and support that we have since migrated our payroll and end of year accounts to them. It can be a daunting task switching accountants, however I could not be happier that we did!

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