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Pension Auto-enrolment

Employers are required to contribute to a pension scheme for certain employees through an auto-enrolment scheme

What is pension auto-enrolment and who qualifies?

Pension auto-enrolment is a government initiative that requires all employers to automatically enrol certain staff into a pension scheme and make contributions towards it.

Group Pension

What are the minimum contributions?

The minimum total contribution is currently 8% of qualifying earnings. An  employer is required to pay at least 3% of the total minimum contribution although they may pay more. An employee must pay the difference up to the 8% minimum total contribution.

What can I expect from a pension auto-enrolment service?

Auto Enrolment can be fully integrated with our software taking the pressure off you as the employer. The automated processes include:

  • Assessment of all new employees for eligibility for auto enrolment
  • Automatic posting of the member’s pensionable pay and the combined pension contributions on the scheme member’s record each pay period
  • Producing a mandatory confirmation letter when an employee joins the scheme
  • Most of the major pension companies can be integrated with our software and we can also set up traditional pension scheme deductions.
  • Registering all eligible new employees with the appropriate pension scheme
  • Notifying the scheme administrators of employees opting out of the scheme, taking a break from paying contributions and restarting after a break
  • Updating scheme member records as employees leave your employment

How much will an outsourced payroll and pension auto-enrolment service cost?

Payroll Charges

Costs below are indicative of our standard monthly charges. 

Payees on Payroll

per pay period

Per Payslip Per MonthMinimum Charge per month*Per Pension Scheme SubmissionPayroll Set Up

"On Off" Fee

1 - 10£5.00£25.00£5.00n/a
11 - 25£4.50£54.00£10.00£100.00
26 - 50£4.00£116.00£15.00£250.00
51 - 100£3.50£200.00£20.00£500.00
101 - 500£3.00£350.00£30.00£750.00
501 - 1000£2.75£1500£50£1000

* Fees for Auto Enrolment schemes integrated with Payroll software only.

Other Charges

Temporary data entry by BPP – £2 per payee per pay period

P11d – £10 per P11d submission using our template
(POA for complex P11d’s or unable to use template)

Ad hoc work by BPP – £60 per hour
(for any additional work generated through missed deadlines or incorrect data  and solicitors, insurance companies non statutory pension scheme enquiries)

Report writing by BPP:

  • Simple reports – £60 ‘one off’ fee
  • Complex reports – £120 to £500 ‘one off’ fee

BPP Presentations:

  • Up to 1 hour     £150
  • 1 to 2 hours      £300
  • Half day            £400
  • Full day             £750

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