Let Us Take Care of Your Auto Enrolment Headaches

All companies now have a legal obligation to provide a pension plan for all employees. Every employer MUST enrol workers into a workplace pension scheme if their staff are:

  • Aged between 22 and the State Pension age
  • Earn more than £10,000 a year
  • Work in the UK

The cost of Auto Enrolment for workplace pension scheme is as follows:

Up to the 05/04/18  
Then from 06/04/18 – 05/04/19
06/04/19 onwards                    

Total cost
1%    2% (including 1% staff contribution)
2%    5% (including 3% staff contribution)
3%    8% (including 5% staff contribution)

Auto enrolment is important unless

  • You are a sole director, with no staff
  • There are a number of directors without employment contracts
  • The company has ceased trading, gone into liquidation or been dissolved

Regardless, a declaration must be completed and submitted to the Pension Regulator whether you want to opt in or opt out.

The cost of not complying or failing to meet the deadlines are:-

1. A fixed penalty notice will be issued if you don’t comply with statutory notices, or if there’s sufficient evidence of a breach of the law. This is fixed at £400.

2. Penalties ranging from a prescribed daily rate of £50 to £10,000 depending on the number of staff.

3. Civil penalty for cases where you fail to pay contributions due. This is a financial penalty of up to £5,000 for individuals and up to £50,000 for organisations.

4. Where employers fail to comply with a compliance notice or there is evidence of a breach, the regulator can issue a prohibited recruitment conduct penalty notice. This penalty has a prescribed rate of £1,000 to £5,000 depending on the number of staff the employer has.

OD Accountants can assist with the registration and compliance, the charges are:-

Sole director opt out    
Auto Enrolment review report and meeting  
Registration for Auto Enrolment        
Monthly process and reporting obligations  

Fees + VAT
From £30

So rather than wait any longer, simply contact us today and we’ll help ensure your business is compliant.


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