Setting up a workplace pension scheme if you’re self-employed

If you’re self-employed and want to pay into a pension through your business, you’ll need to set up a workplace pension scheme with us.

The benefits of setting up a scheme

As well as doing a great thing by saving for your future, you’ll have access to:

  • Our friendly UK contact teams who are just a phone call away, 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
  • Online help and support, how-to videos and downloadable guides
  • Training mode to practice data uploads once registered

The cost of setting up a scheme

There’s a one-off payment of £500 + VAT. This can be reduced to £300 + VAT if you sign up through a business adviser (a financial adviser, accountant, bookkeeper or payroll provider).

When the adviser registers with us (for free) they can give you a reduced charge code – and they’ll get an adviser account to help you with signing up.

Already a member of The People’s Pension?

If you already have savings with us and you don’t want to set up a workplace pension scheme, you can make what’s known as personal contributions. Personal contributions can be made via Direct Debit or as one-off lump sums. Discover more about making personal contributions