Automatic enrolment

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IRIS have developed the comprehensive auto enrolment software, the IRIS AE Suite which includes assessment, communications and electronic payslips and P60s. Watch the video to see how the AE Suite helps businesses comply with auto enrolment legislation.

STOP PRESS: June 2015, The IRIS automatic enrolment solution has been adopted by over 3,100 organisations assessing 570,000 employees.

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 the new workplace pension reform to automatically enrol any eligible employees into a workplace pension scheme when you run payroll. Failure to comply can result in hefty fines including a fixed penalty notice of £400 and daily fines of up to £10,000 depending on the number of staff you have.  workplace pension reform

Just like with Real Time Information, every piece of IRIS desktop payroll software has an optional module to make automatic enrolment well, entirely automatic. In fact such is the success of the IRIS automatic enrolment solution, we have already helped over 3,100 businesses stage and assessed over 570,000 employees.

IRIS are working hard to ensure that every business is ready for automatic enrolment that is why we are supporting the Accounting Web campaign, No-One Gets Left Behind. Read below to find out how we are helping businesses and accountants to prepare for automatic enrolment.

We are also behind the CIPP initiative, Friends of Automatic Enrolment. It is the first and only organisation in the country that is both a pensions automatic enrolment discussion forum and a mechanism for employers to find solutions. The organisation is a response to the widespread marketing anxiety with automatic enrolment, particularly around 'capacity crunch' issues.

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Create your own plan for automatic enrolment

The Pensions Regulator is urging businesses to start planning for auto enrolment 12 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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Are you an IFA?

Join the IRIS IFA partner referral programme and for every new client who signs up you will receive up to £150.

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Watch the automatic enrolment case study video which features JMF Finanical Services who recommend IRIS and NEST.

Are you an Accountant or Payroll Bureau?

We've put lots of useful information in to the Auto Enrolment Kit Bag to help you provide clear messaging to your clients on your services and on the changes that auto enrolment will bring to businessess. 
Fill in the form on the right to access: 
Testimonial videos from existing IRIS AE Suite™ customers
Examples of auto enrolment employee letters (with option to add your own logo)
Overview document on the IRIS AE Suite™ solution and auto enrolment 
The on demand auto enrolment webinars
IRIS AE Suite™ Employee sheet (with option to add your own logo)
Archive of IRIS Payroll Newsletters for accountants

We've put lots of useful information in to the Auto Enrolment Kit Bag to help you provide clear messaging to your clients on your services and on the changes that auto enrolment will bring to businessess. Content includes testimonial videoes, overview documents which you can joint brand, template letters and on-demand webinar.





Create your own solution for automatic enrolment

IRIS recognise that every business is different, so we offer a tailored approach to automatic enrolment. The IRIS AE Suite™ consists of three integrated solutions: assessment, communications and e-payslips and P60s

These solutions will be updated in line with any changes to the legislation such as the recent workplace pension reform. So you can relax in the knowledge that the information you are providing is accurate, taking the worry out of compliance.

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Watch the overview video

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Looking for a solution that work with your chosen pension provider?

Making sure your solution can support you beyond assessing your employees is another element of automatic enrolment that needs to be considered. The IRIS AE Suite provides standard and bespoke pension output files for the following pension companies;



More pension providers are being added everyday, but if you can't see your chosen pension provider above, contact the team for more information about bespoke files.

Understanding automatic enrolment

One of the most important steps to take in preparing for any major change to legislation, such as the workplace pension reform 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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How our clients are taking advantage of the IRIS AE Suite™

Over 3,100 organisations use the IRIS AE Suite™ and are taking full advantage of the benefits that this can bring to their business including time saving, efficiency and simplification of processes. We have a multitude of resources that you can view in order to find out how businesses are using the IRIS AE Suite™.

View the Videos

Read the Case Studies

See the Testimonials


Auto Enrolment: The Key Facts Infographic

Auto enrolment can sometimes feel like a minefield of facts and figures so at IRIS, we thought it would be a good idea to compile the information into a handy infographic!

Did you know that 46,300 businesses are set to stage in 2015?

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Why not download a free guide?

Auto 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 auto enrolment myths & truths which you can download for free today!

Download "4 Steps to profit from auto enrolment"

Download "The 6 Auto Enrolment Traps"

Download "How to avoid auto enrolment fines with compliant communications"

Download "7 ways to streamline your auto enrolment process"

Download ''4 key questions that reveal if you will miss your staging date''

Download ''9 automatic enrolment responsibilities for employers''

Download "11 automatic enrolment myths & truths"

Download ''Top 5 benefits of using the cloud for auto enrolment''

Download ''5 tips from businesses which have already staged''

Want to find out more?

Even though the introduction of auto 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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