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?

Minimum Charges:

EmployeesPer MonthPer Annum
1-10£40£480
11-25£86£1032
26-100£194.50£2334

Part self-service option is available at lower charge for clients with high volume variable payments.

Set-up fees

EmployeesSet-up fee
1-10£250.00
11-25£450.00
26-100£675.00
101+POA

25% discount if our CSV template is used.
25% discount for existing Bigmores customers.

Pension processing

Fees for Auto Enrolment schemes integrated with Payroll software only.

EmployeesFees per employer
1-10£5.00
11-25£10.00
26-100£15.00
£20.00£20.00

Other charges

P11d – £10 per P11d submission using our template*.

Hourly rate £60.00 for any additional work generated through missed deadlines or incorrect data.

Furlough payment processing will be charged at £60.00 per hour.

*POA for complex P11d’s or unable to use template

Bigmore Payroll & Pensions

Telephone: 01932 253939

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