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Automatic Enrolment

Automatic Enrolment is the biggest change with regards to business’ making compulsory pension contributions. Certain employees are automatically enrolled in the pension scheme, although they can choose to opt out if they want to. Other employees who are not automatically in the scheme can join.

Auto-Enrolment covers cleaners to consultants, if they work for you and fulfill the requirements they must be automatically enrolled in the scheme.

Companies will need to register with an appropriate pension provider who conforms to “Auto-Enrolment”. Beauchamp Charles works closely with providers who provide a comprehensive and quality service.

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put eligible staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called “automatic enrolment”


Beauchamp Charles can help you with the following main tasks for Auto-Enrolment.

  • Register with an appropriate Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme

  • Keep specific records and payment information accurately

  • Check you contribute to your staff pension scheme correctly and on time, failure risks you being fined by the regulator

  • Communicate when needed with pension provider

  • Calculate deductions & contributions from your staff’s salaries and advise on how to pay these and your contributions over to the scheme on time and accurately

If you employ at least one person you are an employer and you have certain legal duties.

Company Contributions Amounts

The amount you must contribute to the pension scheme is determined by the scheme’s rules. However, if you’re using the scheme for automatic enrolment there are minimum contributions you must pay.

See below for the minimum contribution:

Date Employer minimum contribution Total minimum contribution
Employer’s staging date to 05/04/18 1% 2% (including 1% staff contribution)
06/04/18 — *05/04/19 2% 5% (including 3% staff contribution)
06/04/19 onwards 3% 8% (including 5% staff contribution)

All the above dates are proposed and  subject to Parliament approval


Beauchamp Charles can set up or take over your existing Auto-Enrolment Pension in the Work Place Scheme.


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