Getting started guide to automatic enrolment

There’s a lot to think about when your automatic enrolment duties begin and The People’s Pension is here to help with our auto enrolment guide.

What do I need to do to start automatic enrolment?

Here’s what you need to consider so you can get started.

Choose a pension scheme that can be used for automatic enrolment

Work out who you need to put into the pension scheme

Link with your payroll system, if you have one

Communicate with your employees

Setting up is simple

At-a-glance: Six steps to your workplace pension »

Read our automatic enrolment guide, which includes details of who needs to be enrolled:
Quick guide: Are automatic enrolment pensions alien to you? .pdf

Or you could enrol all of your employees to keep things simple – known as ‘contractual auto-enrolment’:
Find out more about contractual enrolment »

Not sure what the key terms mean?
Take a look at our jargon buster »

Watch our video: Making automatic enrolment simple

A good place to start is to watch our video ‘Making automatic enrolment simple’. In just over two minutes, it will give you an overview of what you need to know.

Or see how quickly you can get started

Take a look at our 11 minute video for all you need to know about launching a workplace pension in five steps.
Video: how to set up a pension scheme online »


When should I start automatic enrolment?

We know these changes can seem daunting, or might not even feature on your priority list just yet. This is where The People’s Pension can help.

The sooner you plan for the changes of starting automatic enrolment, the fewer problems you’ll have when it comes to implementing your scheme. To begin planning, you need to know your staging date.

Once you know your date, you can start to choose a pension scheme.


Case study

“My advice to any employer gearing up for automatic enrolment would be to give yourself plenty of time.”
Sean Wheeler, Area Director of Human Resources, Dorchester Collection

Read Dorchester Collection case study »

 Next: Automatic enrolment guide: Six steps to your workplace pension

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