Automatic enrolment

What businesses really think about automatic enrolment

Automatic enrolment is the biggest single change to pensions in decades.

At a recent IRIS conference we spoke to a number of employers who are preparing their businesses for the change to find out how they really feel about it.


Are you ready for automatic enrolment?

The introduction of automatic enrolment has already started and will affect every single employer in the UK over the coming months and years. When your staging date hits, you'll be required by law to automatically enrol any eligible employees into a workplace pension scheme when you run payroll.

Just like with Real Time Information, every piece of IRIS desktop payroll software has an optional module to make automatic enrolment well, entirely automatic.

Create your own plan for automatic enrolment

The Pensions Regulator is urging businesses to start planning for automatic enrolment 18 months before their staging date. You can find out your staging date by visiting The Pensions Regulator website. Once you know your staging date you can use the below timeline as a basis for your preparation.


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Create your own solution for automatic enrolment 

We understand that not everyone requires a full automatic enrolment solution, so we offer a tailored approach. IRIS customers have two solutions available:
IRIS OpenEnrol and the IRIS Automatic Enrolment Module. It is up to you to decide how much of the automatic enrolment process you want to automate and how much you want to do manually. You can rest assured that IRIS has a solution for you to help ensure you are compliant.   

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Understanding automatic enrolment

One of the most important steps to take in preparing for any major change to legislation is educating yourself. This is why we have developed our Understanding Automatic Enrolment training seminars. The aim of these seminars is to introduce you to the legislation surrounding automatic enrolment and what impact these changes will have on your business. Our expert trainers will walk you through the various stages of automatic enrolment you need to be aware of to make sure you can achieve compliance and avoid financial penalties.

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Why not download a free guide?

Automatic enrolment is incredibly complex, and with so many different parties talking about it, it can be easy to find yourself getting confused. We have already released two guides: An introduction to automatic enrolment and 11 automatic enrolment myths & truths which you can download for free today!

Download "an introdution to automatic enrolment"

Download "11 automatic enrolment myths & truths"

Want to find out more?

Even though the introduction of automatic enrolment is already well under way, this doesn't mean that there won't be any changes made to the rules you need to follow. If you want to make sure you are completely up to date with the latest updates, information and general tips, why not read the IRIS blog, or follow us on Twitter?

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